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⇒ 14 more: Flutes 1/2 (2 also Piccolo) • Oboes 1/2 (2 also English horn) • Clarinets in Bb 1/2 • Bassoons 1/2 • Horns in F 1/2 • Horns in F 3/4 • Trumpets in Bb 1/2/3 • Timpani • Triangle, Cymbals, Snare Drum • Violins I • Violins II • Violas • Cellos • Basses
|Work Title||Tuba Concerto|
|Alternative. Title||Concerto in D flat major for tuba and orchestra|
|Composer||Van Hoorick, Geert|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.37|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||None [force assignment]|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||2009|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||16 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Modern|
Orchestra: 2 flutes (2nd also piccolo), 2 oboes (2nd also English horn),
2 clarinets (Bb), 2 bassoons, 4 horns (F), 3 trumpets (Bb),
timpani, triangle, cymbals, snare drum, strings
The Gregson, John Williams, Vaughan Williams and other tuba concertos are very virtuoso and explore the capacities of the soloist perhaps more than this one, but is there one sweeter and more singing ? This tuba concerto is modern-classical (i.e. neo-romantic) and consists of three movements. The 1st movement is moderately fast and built upon one theme that is further developed. The 2nd movement is a slow Trauermarsch in the form of a passacaglia; magical moment (if I may say so myself) when the soloist comes in at 0'55". The final movement is moderately fast and in a shortened rondo form (ABA'CA). There is a cadenza in the final movement. In 2018 I made some small improvements (i.a. the creation of ossias for the trills in the 1st movement) and I cleaned up the lay out, to provide for tidy solo, piano, and orchestral parts. Digital performance using Sibelius 4 and Kontakt Gold of the original version of the composition. Score moving videos and play along videos on my YouTube-channel.