Tubby the President : baritone horn with piano
by Michael Kieran Harvey (2018)
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This work is dedicated to the Canadian tuba player Adrian Rumson, who also commissioned it. It is around 5 minutes and is based on the locrian mode. This seemed apt as a cursed scale for the suggested subject matter. The mythological Locrians were punished for the actions of their elected leader Ajax, who raped Cassandra, and generally behaved like a narcissistic imbecile drunk on power. The character of the piece challenges the nature of the instrument, asking it to behave like a much more agile instrument, and to employ various effects to stand out from the harrying piano textures. The Baritone Horn version was premiered by Simon Reade and Michael Kieran Harvey in the Hobart Town Hall at the Green Oration, 23/7/2018.
Instrumentation: Baritone horn, piano.
Duration: 5 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Highly virtuosic, high synchronicity required
Dedication note: Dedicated to Simon Reade
Commission note: Commissioned by Bob Brown.
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