Divertimento for Tuba-Euphonium Septet
"Whilst programming a concert of tuba chamber music for the Hannover Tuba Class, works were found for almost every possible combination of instruments, except that there seemed to be none originally written for seven tubas. Spotting this obvious hole in the market, Divertimento was commissioned and first performed in Tubissimo V in June 2012 by the members of the class alongside Professor Jens Bjorn-Larsen, conducted by the composer. A very substantial, highly dramatic work, this piece really pushes the limits of what is musically and technically possible, challenging any preconceptions of audiences and tubists alike as to the genuine expressive potential of a group of tubas."
- Jack Adler-McKean
Solo Parts Included: Tubas/Euphoniums 1-2 BC (TC also included), Tubas 3-6, Tuba 7/Contrabass Tuba