ESCHER SKETCHES (2022)
For Solo Bass Voice and Flexible Accompaniment/Chamber Ensemble
Duration Approximately 6:30
Grade 2.5 (Solo Grade 3)
Part 1 - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Trumpet, Xylophone, Violin
Part 2 - Clarinet, Trumpet, Alto Sax, Vibraphone, Violin
Part 3 - Clarinet, Trumpet, Alto Sax, Marimba, Viola
Part 4 - Tenor Sax, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Bassoon, Marimba, Cello
Part 5 - Bass Cl, Bari Sax, Trombone, Euphonium, Bassoon, Marimba, Cello
Soloist Options - Tuba, Bass Cl, Bari Sax, Contra Alto Clarinet, Contrabass
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Commissioned in 2022 through generous contributions from The Okemos Band Boosters, The Okemos Orchestra Boosters, The Okemos Music Patrons, Friends & Family of the Okemos Community. Dedicated to the amazing teaching career and legacy of Mr. Kevin Culling.
Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world’s most famous graphic artists, known for playing with architecture, perspective, and impossible spaces. Born in the Netherlands, he traveled to Italy and Spain early in his career, and was fascinated by the mosaic tilings of the Alhambra Castle and the Mezquita of Cordoba. During his lifetime, Escher made 448 lithographs, woodcuts and wood engravings and more than 2000 drawings and sketches. In addition to his work as a graphic artist, he illustrated books and designed carpets, banknotes, stamps, and murals. His art continues to amaze and wonder millions of people around the world.
ESCHER SKETCHES for Solo Tuba & Concert Band interprets Escher's preferred techniques in three movements: TESSELLATIONS, RELATIVITIES, & METAMORPHOSES. Flexible Instrumentation with bass soloist works with Tuba, Bass Clarinet, Contra Alto Clarinet, Bari Sax, or Contrabass.