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Szentpali  Roland  Homework  Tu170

Roland Szentpali


for 4 tubas

Level: advanced
Duration: 18'


TU170 - Score and parts

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When I was in school I hated homework… Very often I just did not do it, got bad grades and my parents were unhappy. 

Biology-Cells: the musical material starts with a structure like a DNA cell and makes different mutations. 

Chemistry: every note is a name of a chemical such as H (hydrogen) Ca (calcium), Fe (iron), Ga (gallium), Ge(germanium), Ag (silver), Cd (cadmium), Ba (barium), Hf (hafnium), Hg (mercury), Db (dubnium)

Physics: a dynamic is an amount of energy. Changing this energy helps composers dramatize their music. This is an exercise in going far with dynamics, staying perfectly in tune and keeping in balance.

Mathematics: Prime numbers (2,3,5,7,11, etc) are the numbers which can only be divided with 1 or with itself. I played around with all the possibilities of making these dry structures become music. 

Homework done! With love for my parents! 

Roland Szentpali, April 2012, Hong Kong

1. Biology (2')
2. Chemistry (5')
3. Physics (4')
4. Mathematics (7')
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Roland Szentpali

Roland Szentpali (*1977)

Roland Szentpali was born in 1977 in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. He began his musical studies in his hometown; in 1991 he was admitted to the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest, as the tuba student of József Bazsinka and later of Gábor Adamik. At the age of 16 he won the national “Brasses and Percussion” competition, then wrote and performed his first... Read more