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.
Instrumentation: Baritone horn, piano.
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