Double Concerto for Euphonium and Tuba
James Grant's Double Concerto for Euphonium and Tuba was commissioned by a consortium of individuals and ensembles. Regarding the concerto, Grant says, "Movement I, 'Playground', needs little description beyond its title. Together, the two solo instruments make their way through a relentless maze of technical challenges (imagine seesaws, sliding boards, swing sets, obstacle courses and trampolines) accompanied by wind ensemble, which is faced with its own insistent array of fun and games. Movement II, 'Passage', is best described as the recollection of a journey - as though the two soloists have returned from a noble quest and are recounting their adventures... Like the title to the first movement, the title to movement III, 'Sprint', speaks for itself. The music is based on materials from a previous work originally scored for tuba quartet called 'Etude/Attitude', and is a breathless, high-energy romp from beginning to end."
Solo Parts Included: Euphonium BC or TC, Tuba