Concerto for tuba (arr. tuba and symphonic wind orchestra)

Composer: Baadsvik, Øystein Arranger: Baadsvik, Øystein
Instrumentation: Solo and Wind 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 symphonic wind orchestra & percussion by the composer.

"Simply gorgeous"
Dan Morgan - Musicweb International

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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 (75 pages) and parts (279 pages):

    Solo part in BC and Eb TC 

    Flute 1
    Flute 2
    Oboe 1
    Oboe 2/English horn
    Clarinet in Bb 1
    Clarinet in Bb 2
    Clarinet in Bb 3
    Bass Clarinet in Bb
    Bassoon 1
    Bassoon 2
    Alto Saxophone 1
    Alto Saxophone 2
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone
    Trumpet in Bb 1
    Trumpet in Bb 2
    Trumpet in Bb 3
    Horn in F 1
    Horn in F 2
    Horn in F 3
    Horn in F 4
    Trombone 1
    Trombone 2
    Bass Trombone
    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
    Name Concerto for tuba (arr. tuba and symphonic wind orchestra)
    SKU OV1103
    Price 190.00
    ISMN number 9790661220817
    First published 2015
    Delivery PDF download, Shipped (printed)
    Composer Baadsvik, Øystein
    Arranger Baadsvik, Øystein
    Instrument Tuba
    Instrumentation Solo and Wind Band
    Genre Contemporary
    Grade 4
    Duration 24
    Publisher Ovation AS
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