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Concerto for Tuba and Wind Ensemble (Baadsvik)

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Øystein Baadsvik

Øystein Baadsvik


General Info

Year: 2012 / 2015
Duration: c. 23:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Ovation Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $190.00


Movements

1. Moderato
2. Allego
3. Andante


Instrumentation

Full Score
Solo Tuba
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I
Oboe II/English Horn
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Brushes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Grand Cassa
  • Marimba
  • Snare Drum
  • Splash Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam, large
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

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.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

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Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond) Wind Symphony (Derek Stoughton, conductor; Øystein Baadsvik, tuba) – 6 April 2017


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