Stevens  John  Hodesanna  Ens223

John Stevens


for brass quintet

Level: advanced
Duration: 23'

ENS223 - Score and parts

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Showcase the tuba as soloist

The work was written in loving memory of Jeff Hodapp, my friend and former student, who passed away tragically in 2009 at the age of 52.  Jeff was known to all his friends as “Hodes”; thus the unusual title of the work which is a variation on the word of jubilation “Hosanna”. Jeff was a tubist and bass player who enjoyed performing a wide variety of music. In his honor I chose to showcase the tuba as soloist while capturing Jeff’s spirit and love of music with an array of five musical styles (Bop, Waltz, Tango, Elegy, Blues).  John Stevens, Madison, WI USA, April 2015

2 trumpets (C), horn (F) trombone, tuba solo
1. Bop ! (4'10)
2. Waltz (3'10)
3. Tango (3'10)
4. Elegy (4')
5. Blues (7'30)
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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