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Steptoe  Roger  Dourando As  Trevas  Tu136

Roger Steptoe

Dourando as Trevas

Painting Darkness Gold

for 2 tubas and vibraphone

Level: intermediate
Duration: 4'30


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An ever-changing universe of sound

Douranda as Trevas (Painting darkness gold) takes its title from a poem by the 18th-century neo-classical Portuguese lyric poet, Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage (1765-1805). The work is an ever-changing universe of sound, mainly created by the vibraphone at the beginning. The main climatic passage represents the darkness changing into gold with the two tubas singing in counterpoint against a throbbing, harmonic accompaniment. The work ends as it begins, enigmatic and dark.

2 tubas (or horn and tuba) and vibraphone
Editions Bim
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 music, concertos, song cycles and instrumental sonatas all of which have been performed worldwide. As an admired pianist he has pioneered much neglected... Read more