||Tuba Sonatina No.1
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
- 1. Joyous Orlando
- 2. Lova and Sadness
- 3. Orlando Strong
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||To the victims and families of Pulse
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||difficult but rewarding piece for the adventurous tubist. The piano part is also quite demanding.
A modern piece that is quite tonal, it moves quickly between keys. The first movement is fairly quick, with a slow section in the middle, and entitled: Joyous Orlando.
The second movement is slow and reflective, and is called: Love and Sadness. The third movement is called Orlando Strong and is a powerful 12/8 that tips its hat to Afro Cuban influences, mixed with more northern, Prokofiev like colors.
I also have this piece scored for tuba, brass quintet and woodwind quintet, and I am working on a full orchestra version as well.