Merritts Hill Music

Merritts Hill Music

Pacific Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra

I. Rae

Category: Pacific Concerto

Duration: 25' 00"

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This new tuba concerto was written in memory of the English tuba player and teacher Richard Elliott, who died unexpectedly on July 27th 2014 while on a trainspotting trip in Switzerland.

The work is in a conventional classical three-movement form. The finale contains quotations from some of the dedicatee’s favourite composers, and the numbers 4-6-2 (the “Pacific” wheel arrangement on certain locomotives) can be heard from time to time throughout.

On the audio track the slow movement can found at 06'45" and the finale at 14'25"

Versions with wind orchestra, brass band or piano are also available.