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Concerto for Bass Tuba and Concert Band

Composer: Robert Jager
Durata: 13 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Chameleon
Year: 1981
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba and fanfare orchestra, Tuba and wind orchestra

Robert Jager composed his Concerto for Bass Tuba and Concert Band in 1981 as a commission from the tuba player Daniel Perantoni, and the première perfor- mance took place the same year, with the University of Illinois Symphonic Band conducted by Harry Begian. The composition consists of a single movement, but is cast in five distinct sections, each of which derives its material from the four- note motif first heard in the lower instruments during the introduction. The com- poser has described the style of the music as Neo-Romantic, following the wish of the original soloist for a piece which leaves the audience ‘on their feet applauding and not leaving’.

Sound and video with Baadsvik playing Jager – Concerto for Bass Tuba and Concert Band:

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