Episodes and Echoes

Tuba and Piano

Episodes and Echoes is a concerto in three movements for tuba. The title of the work relates directly to the way the composer approached writing the piece.

“Although the work is scored with piano and wind band accompaniments, Episodes and Echoes was originally written for tuba and brass band. I had several problems to overcome – the brass band contains 4 tubas, and 2 euphoniums, all of which could obscure the solo line, so I decided to write for the soloist in a manner that meant they were either playing alone, in episodes, or repeating/echoing phrases.”


£15.00

£15.00 Add to cart


Product Information

PMM018 - Episodes and Echoes
Year composed: 2005
Difficulty: Hard
Grade:
Duration: 11
Categories:

Program Note

Episodes and Echoes is a concerto in three movements for tuba. The title of the work relates directly to the way the composer approached writing the piece.

“Although the work is scored with piano and wind band accompaniments, Episodes and Echoes was originally written for tuba and brass band. I had several problems to overcome – the brass band contains 4 tubas, and 2 euphoniums, all of which could obscure the solo line, so I decided to write for the soloist in a manner that meant they were either playing alone, in episodes, or repeating/echoing phrases.”

In addition to this, the composer combined the characteristics of the tuba with other instruments: in the second movement the tuba is similar to a singer performing an aria and a recitative, and third movement a bass guitar.

Episodes and Echoes was commissioned by, and dedicated to, Les Neish who premiered the work in 2005, accompanied by the Beaumaris Brass Band, conducted by Gwyn Evans.

Shopping Cart

Upcoming performances

Edmonton, AB, Canada
Wind of Change
Friday, 26 October 2018 20:00


Hillsboro, KS
Letters for Home
Tuesday, 30 October 2018 19:00


Belgium
Letters for Home
Friday, 09 November 2018


Belgium
Letters for Home
Saturday, 10 November 2018


Preston, UK
Song of Hope
Saturday, 10 November 2018 19:00


Onoway, AB, Canada
Letters For Home
Sunday, 11 November 2018 12:00


Murfreesboro, TN
Athabasca
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 19:30


Vancouver, BC, Canada
Letters for Home
Wednesday, 21 November 2018 19:30


Goddard, KS
Letters for Home
Saturday, 01 December 2018 19:00


Nottingham, UK
Zenith
Sunday, 02 December 2018 12:00