This Tuba Sonata, commissioned by Ewan Easton (Halle Tuba) represents my mature style and as a past tuba performer, I hope I have captured the essence of the instrument in an interesting and unique way. The opening movement is declamatory with a lively humorous middle section. The second movement is lyrical and reflective exploiting the expressive range of the tuba. The last movement is lively in rondo form and again suggests a jolly humorous mood. The range for the complete sonata goes from a low E natural to a high E flat. You can request a part in treble clef for Brass band players just state on the order Bb flat or Ee flat. The work was premiered by Fred Lange Hewlett (Tuba) and Pete Durrant (Piano) Manchester University 30th of May 2013. The work was commissioned by Ewan Easton. Fred Lange Hewlett was a pupil of Ewan Easton at the time.
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