Pacific Concerto for Tuba and Wind Orchestra
Category: Pacific Concerto
Duration: 25' 00"
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This new concerto for tuba 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.
Versions with orchestra and with brass band are also available, as is a piano reduction.