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Snøfnugg (Snowflakes)

Composer: Øystein Baadsvik
Durata: 4 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Snowflakes – A Classical Christmas
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba - female choir and symphony orchestra

Baadsvik about the composition: My own composition Fnugg contains elements both from the sound of the Australian didgeridoo and from beatboxing. In this version with choir, the Norwegian folk element is more prominent. The choir’s text has no particular meaning, but has a good rhythm for singing. As it is winter, and Christmas, the piece bears a new name: Snøfnugg (Snowflakes).

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Fnugg Red on Hong Kong "national" TV. Ben Pierce and I was interviewed and played a world premiere of the duet version of Fnugg Red last week. Much fun!
Sheet music available here: http://www.ovationmusic.com/fnuggredeuphoniumandtuba
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Last week’s Asia Tuba Euphonium Festival at the Chinese University of Hong Kong featured around 50 players from Norway, the United States, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Taiwan. While they were here, tuba players, Øystein Baadsvik from Norway and Benjamin Pierce from the United States came in to talk to fellow brass musician, Ben Pelletier. ASIA Tuba Euphonium Festival 2017 #ØysteinBaadsvik #BenjaminPierce #Tuba #Euphonium #LowBrass #Multiphonics #LipBeat #Fnugg

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The bell of the tuba fell off (!) while I walked off the stage in Canada yesterday. In front of a horrified audience I chased the bell as it bounced over the stage. I managed to grab it just before it rolled over the stage edge. Incredibly there was no damage to it. Not even a small dent. Solid german quality from Miraphone!
Backstage, my friend Lance Nagel immediately awarded me the No-bell prize 😂
Must remember to tighten those screws next time...
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