Concerto For Tubameister And Orchestra
Virtuoso concerto for tuba and symphony orchestra. (Movements can also be played as individual pieces.)
Theme and Variations 12’; Waltz for Franco 4’; Sancho Panza Goes To The Bull Fight 7’
Commissioned by Commander Chip and Pennie Sherman for J.c. Sherman.
Premiere: Piano and tuba – J.c. Sherman, tuba, Zsuzsanna Lukas, piano at Christ Church Cathedral,
Vancouver, September 24, 2008. Orchestra Premiere – Chris Lee, tuba, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra,
Rei Hotoda, conductor, January 24, 2009.
Suitable for children’s concerts, main concert series featuring orchestra players.
Difficulty: Tuba: very excellent university to professional. orchestra: youth to professional orchestra.
Instrumentation: 2222/2220/timp/2 perc/strings.
Piano rehearsal/performance score/tuba part and orchestra score for sale (orchestra parts – rental)
(Concert band and brass quintet versions planned.)
“Tuba concerto kicks some brass in world debut”
“Horn’s lighthearted side revealed”
“…A rare showcase for the patriarch of the brass family gave Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra principal tuba Chris Lee a chance to demonstrate his prodigious talent, showing the light-hearted and jaunty side of the instrument, …great dynamic variation in the Theme & Variations, … with impressive delicacy and sweet flow in Waltz for Franco, …and in Sancho Panza Goes to the Bull Fight a castanet enhanced paso doble engaging the tuba in trills, syncopation, and sky-high notes while the trumpets morphed into a mariachi band, all gracefully & precisely rendered by conductor Rei Hotoda”, (Winnipeg Free Press) Gwenda Nemerofsky