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Factorimuziek, Op. 110 (2019)

For Tuba-Euphonium Quartet

Recording:

MIDI Realization

Duration: 11'

  1. I.
  2. II.
  3. III.
  4. IV.
  5. V.
  6. VI.
  7. VII.

Instrumentation:

  • Euphonium 1 (Bb)
  • Euphonium 2 (Bb)
  • Bass Tuba (F)
  • Contrabass Tuba (CC)

Program Notes:

I wanted to write another piece for my dear friend Noah Lauziere this year for Christmas (following last year's euphonium sonata, Three Places in Massachusetts). Since he's playing in a tuba-euphonium quartet this year, it seemed logical to write a piece for his chamber ensemble!

In terms of form, I took inspiration from Ton ter Doest's Circusmuziek for reed quintet, which is in seven short, untitled movements. "Circusmuziek" is Dutch for, as you might guess, "circus music". I wanted to title my piece "factory music" in Dutch, which turns out to be "Fabrieksmuziek", but this lost the cognate-feel, so I decided to go with the quasi-Dutch Factorimuziek instead. The movements alternate dances and songs.