Lament for Tuba and Orchestra (Petering, Mark)




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Mpetering (2018/9/13)

Performers Coburn Orchestra members
Publisher Info. Mark Petering
Misc. Notes Following conducting the Charlotte Symphony world premiere with Aubrey Foard, Maestro Warren-Green returned to England to conduct the ceremonial music at Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's wedding.
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Mpetering (2018/6/11)

Publisher. Info. Petering Music (ASCAP)
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Work Title Lament for Tuba and Orchestra
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Composer Petering, Mark
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMP 20
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2018
First Performance. 2018/05/11 at the Charlotte Symphony,
Christopher Warren-Green (Conductor), Aubrey Foard (Tuba)
First Publication. 2018
Dedication Aubrey Foard
Average DurationAvg. Duration 7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation Solo: tuba
Chamber Orchestra: 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 horns, trumpet, 2 percussion, strings

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Lament reflects the composer's interest in the intersection of eastern and western cultures as evident in the emphasis on pitched percussion and various contrapuntal techniques. Baroque performance practices (strong beat, terraced dynamics) are to be observed. More specifically, the work utilizes a cinematic perspective, beckoning the listener to reflect on tragedy. In addition, the tuba can be considered to play the role of sage. Lament also serves as the first movement of Mark Petering's Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra which is also featured on imslp. Regarding the work's Charlotte Symphony premiere, Conductor Christopher Warren-Green is also conductor of the London Chamber Orchestra and is the favorite conductor of the British Royal family, having conducted the ceremonial music for both Prince William and Prince Harry's weddings. �