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Chiayu: Reverie & Pursuit
for Tuba Solo & Piano

From the Composer:

    “Reverie and Pursuit is inspired by Carol Jantsch, principal tubist from the Philadelphia Orchestra, who has shown me that the tuba can produce a diverse and agile range of sounds. It is with this in mind that I attempt to bring out the different aspects of the instrument with two very different movements. The chordal structure that opens Earth Hymn leads to a recurring pastoral theme which depicts a peaceful, natural setting. The movement develops gradually from the initial chordal structure to increasingly contrapuntal voices. The faster tempo and asymmetric accents of the second movement are intended to convey the variable rhythms of nature. The Hunt contains exciting moto perpetuo sections which balance with the slow introduction and middle section.”

Carol Jantsch has recorded this piece on her first solo album "Cascades" which you may purchase here.

Listen to an excerpt from Carol's recording.