Concerto for tuba (arr. tuba and brass band)

Composer: Baadsvik, Øystein Arranger: Baadsvik, Øystein
Instrumentation: Solo and Brass band Instruments: Tuba
Genre: Contemporary

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This is Øystein Baadsvik's first major work for tuba and orchestra. Arrangement for tuba solo and British style brass band by the composer.

"Simply gorgeous"
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    The concerto contains elements from a variety of musical styles. In the first movement, for example, the orchestral instruments get to imitate the ostinatos often played on an amadinda, an African xylophone. These ostinatos create the impression that the downbeat is absent, so that the typical 1-2-3-4 pattern is replaced by a special sense of flow. Later, and above this, long and descending lines emerge in the strings. The last part of the first movement is carried forward by strong, romantic melodic lines. The second movement starts with a slow, distinct C minor melody from the tuba, accompanied by a lonely glockenspiel. The slow double bass glissandi creates a slightly unsettling feeling. After the cadenza, the theme evolves into C major. The third movement is inspired by up-tempo jazz. After the initial tutti forte, a restless walking bass line together with brushes on the snare drum creates a foundation for a weird eight-bar melody in the tuba. This melody is passed between instrument sections and varied through a fugue. An accumulation that almost resembles heavy metal music leads into a short recapitulation of the main themes from the first and second movements. The concerto ends as it started, with a relentless, strong rhythmic beat.

    Arrangement for tuba solo and symphopnic wind section by the composer.

    Score (102 pages) and parts (168 pages):

    Solo tuba (parts in both BC and EB TC)
    Eb cornet
    Cornet 1,2
    Cornet 3,4
    Solo horn
    Horn 1
    Horn 2
    Baritone 1
    Baritone 2
    Tronbone 1
    Tronbone 2
    Tuba Eb
    Tuba Bb
    Percussion 1 (Tom-toms, Snare Drum, Crash Cymbals, China Gong, Tam Tam, Sust Cymbal, Triangle, Grand Cassa, Brushes, Wind Chimes)
    Percussion 2 (Sustained Cymbal, Marimba, Tubular Bells, Triangle, Tam Tam large, Glockenspiel, Bass Drum, Wood Blocks, Splash Cymbal)

    More Information
    SKU OV1102
    Price 0.00
    ISMN number 9790661220800
    First published 2015
    Delivery PDF download, Shipped (printed)
    Composer Baadsvik, Øystein
    Arranger Baadsvik, Øystein
    Instrument Tuba
    Instrumentation Solo and Brass band
    Genre Contemporary
    Grade 4
    Duration 24
    Publisher Ovation AS
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