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Zbinden  Jf  Solissimo  V  Tu151

Julien-François Zbinden
Solissimo V op. 105

for tuba solo

  • Level: advanced
  • Duration: 7'20
  • Genre: contemporary
  • Series: Swiss Composers Series
  • Composed: 2009

Reference: TU151


  • Published: 2010
  • Publisher: Editions Bim


Julien-François Zbinden

Julien-François Zbinden (1917-2021)

Julien-François Zbinden was born on November 11th, 1917 in Rolle (Vaud/Switzerland). After having studied piano, with secondary studies in voice and violin, he began in 1938 his musical career as a... Read more

About Solissimo V

This piece opens with a cadenza where violence alternates with serenity. The middle section presents a melody in a romantic mood. A second cadenza leads to the finale which was deliberately written in a jazzy style since today's orchestral musicians are familiar with the style that led to the glory of Louis Armstrong.


November 11, 2023 | Hommage à Julien-François Zbinden | Lausanne, Switzerland. Olha Semchyshyn (violin), Daniel Schädeli (tuba).