Tuba Concerto by : Philip Sparke
Philip Sparke's Tuba Concerto was commissioned by the German brass instrument manufacturer; Miraphone. It was dedicated to the composer's longtime friend Markus Theinert; who gave the first performance in 2006 with the Brass Band Oberschwaben-Allgäu. The idea for a tuba concerto had been discussed many times between soloist and composer; with the goal of the piece being a true concerto with material that would suit the instrument without resorting to caricature. To this end the solo part covers almost 3-1/2 octaves and uses the instrument's technical and vocal qualities to the full.
The concerto consists of two connected movements; each of which can both be programmed individually. The first movement starts slowly with a noble tune and gathers momentum until a cadenza heralds the return of the opening material. The second is in the form of a scherzo that starts in a determined mood and gradually lightens in character until; again; the opening material closes the work robustly.
|Publisher||Anglo Music Press|
| Length x Width x Height||12 x 9 x 0.134 inches |
| Shipping Weight||0.45 pounds |
|East Coast Music Product Code ||ZHL44006760|
| 1st Publication Date||08/2007|