Composer: Maurice Hamers
Durata: 9 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Chameleon
Year: 1991
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba and brass band, Tuba and fanfare orchestra, Tuba and wind orchestra

The Dutch composer and conductor Maurice Hamers (b. 1962) currently teaches at Augsburg University. Chameleon was the first piece he composed, and won first prize as best international solo composition in the entertainment section the 1991 European Brass Band Championships. The work describes the ability of the chameleon to change colour depending on its surroundings and mood; here personified by the tuba, it changes from emerald green to an aggressive red colour. After a cadenza, the music and the chameleon both changes character once again and the piece ends as it began, in a peaceful, green color.

Sound and video with Baadsvik playing Hamers – Chameleon:

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