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Steptoe  Roger  Sonata  Tu135

Roger Steptoe


for tuba and piano

TU135 - CHF29.00 (Print)

  • Level: intermediate / advanced
  • Duration: 17'
  • Genre: contemporary
  • Composed: 2006/2007
Roger Steptoe

Roger Steptoe (*1953)

Roger Steptoe (born 1953) is acknowledged to be one of the most respected British musicians of his generation. A composer of international renown his impressive catalogue of works includes chamber ... Read more

About Sonata

Dance-like and balletic

In one single movement, but in two distinct parts played without a break, this Sonata exploits both the lyrical and dramatic qualities of the tuba. The music is dance-like and balletic. It is a choreographed dialogue between the two instruments. The entire work is built from the opening five notes of the tuba part which controls the melodic lines in both the tuba and piano music. The piano part is largely harmonic and rhythmic although the solo passages in the faster, second section, reveal a distinct melodic character again created from the tuba's opening motif.

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