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Michael Forbes (*1973)
Michael Forbes (born 1973 in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA), studied first with Mark Lusk and Marty Erickson (Bachelor’s Degree at Penn State University), then with tubist and composer, John Stevens (Master degree from the University of Wisconsin) and finally with world renowned tubist, Toby Hanks (Doctor’s Degree from the University of Maryland). Along the way, he also studyied with Stuart...
melodic versatility and extended harmony
The truly unique aspect of the work is how it "fits" the idiomatic elements of the tuba so well. The sonata-allegro first movement showcases the nimble fingers of the player and includes a cadenza, while the second movement is a hauntingly expressive chaconne. The third and final movement has mixed meter and boasts jocular melodies in a rondo form.
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- Editions Bim
- I. Allegro leggiero (3'45)
II. Largo con molto rubato (2'15)
III. Allegro ma non troppo (3'30)