Orchestra - Mixed Ensemble - Solo and Chamber group - 5
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Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Euphonium, Piano, Tuba
Written for Gail Robertson and Stacy Baker (SymbiosisDuo) Premiered May 24, 2019 - International Women's Brass ConferenceLearn More
Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, French Horn, Tuba
Genre: ContemporaryTuba, Clarinet, French Horn, Bassoon and Cello (or bass clainet); Winner of the NEOTUBA Tuba Ensemble Contest, sponsered by Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association and the University of Akron Learn More
Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Clarinet, Trombone
Genre: Contemporaryfor Bb Clarinet and Trombone It is a special feeling to come back to something or someone that is precious to us, even though we may have neglected them for one reason or another. We often think we have good reasons for losing touch, but upon coming back we feel a twinge of regret that it took us so long to move in the right direction. Perhaps we come back to our family, or religion, or cultural roots; perhaps we come back to ourselves, having lost a sense of what it is that deﬁnes us. This piece is dedicated to my niece, Carrie Johnston, and to my family; may we never be too busy, distracted, or proud to come back. Learn More
Instrumentation: Solo and Chamber group Instruments: Bass, Percussion, Piano, Tuba
reduction with Rhythm section (recording is with wind ensemble)
The Concerto for tuba and winds is in my usual Third-Stream style, but I utilized
many new techniques for the first time in this piece. Jazz, rock, hip-hop and many kinds
of classical styles come together in the Concerto. Polymeter, improvisation and intuitive
swing notation play important roles in this piece as well as traditional four-part
counterpoint and ancient Greek form. It is simply titled Concerto in a classical fashion
but each movement has a more descriptive title.
I. Swing Low
III. Cutting Contest
I utilized a customized variation on the classical concerto form: a sonata-allegro
first movement, a slow second movement and a theme and variations finale.
Philosophically, this piece explores the traditional nature of a concerto from several
different angles. The first movement explores the cooperative side of a concerto. One
Latin root of the word concerto is conserere, which means to join. The soloist and wind
ensemble cooperate to produce many layers of polymeter in Swing Low. The Latin root
certamen, on the other hand, means to fight. So while the first movement is a
cooperative effort, the third movement, Cutting Contest, explores the idea of a musical
battle between the solo tuba and the wind ensemble on a familiar tune.
On March 6th, 2012, the Concerto was premiered in Seattle. Erin Bodnar led the
University of Washington Wind Ensemble with myself soloing. The Central Washington
University Wind Ensemble then recorded it with Dean Snavely conducting.
This reduction of Concerto features two different versions of the third movement
to allow for players to navigate the virtuosic fingering acrobatics on an E-Flat or F tuba.
The solo lines at letter E were inspired by Arban’s Carnival of Venice.
Curtis PeacockLearn More
January 26, 2014
Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: French Horn, Piano, Tuba
For Horn, Tuba and Piano;
I. Farewell to Lois (sound sample from Isosceles Trio)
II. Last Dance (recorded by Eastern Standard)Learn More
Instrumentation: Solo and Chamber group Instruments: Clarinet, Double Bass, Euphonium, Flute, Piano, Tuba, Viola, Violin
Genre: Contemporarywith Flute, Clarinet, 2 Violins, Viola, Double-bass and Piano Learn More
Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Continuo, Trombone, Voice
Genre: BaroqueTrombone Quartet, Bassus and Basso Continuo Learn More
Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Continuo, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Voice
Genre: BaroqueCanto, Flugelhorn, 3 Trombones and Basso Continuo; Il primo libro de concerti ecclesiastici Learn More
Instrumentation: Mixed Ensemble Instruments: Cello, Clarinet, Percussion, Tuba
Genre: ContemporaryTuba, Bb Clarinet, Cello and Percussion; Winner of a 2006 Harvey Phillips Award for Composition Excellence from the International Tuba-Euphonium Association Learn More