Stevens  John  Diversions  Tu30

John Stevens


for tuba quartet

Level: intermediate
Duration: 16'

Prologue Prologue

I. Latin Feel I. Latin Feel

II. Slow Free Very Bluesy II. Slow Free Very Bluesy

III. Fast III. Fast

Epilogue Epilogue

TU30 - Score and parts

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Jazz and popular music styles

The work features styles of jazz and popular music that were not generally found in the tuba/euphonium repertoire at the time this piece was composed. The Prologue and Epilogue are in a “jazz ballad” style. The three main movements feature latin jazz, slow blues and uptempo jazz waltz styles. The concept behind the work is to employ the quartet as both the rhythm section and the melodic voices. Each of the main movements features an improvised jazz solo.

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John Stevens

John Stevens (*1951)

John Stevens was born in Buffalo, New York (USA) in 1951. He holds degrees in Music Performance (tuba) from the Eastman School of Music (1973) and Yale University (1975). For many years John Stevens was a free-lance performer in New York City. From 1981 to 1985 he was on the faculty of the University of Miami (FL) School of Music. From 1985 to 2014... Read more