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Sonata for tuba and guitar

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By Jeremiah Lawson

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Tuba, Guitar - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Jeremiah Lawson. 21st Century, Contemporary Classical. Score, Set of Parts. 26 pages. Published by Jeremiah Lawson (S0.851683).

Item Number: S0.851683

This is the full score and parts for a chamber sonata in two movements for tuba and guitar.  The guitar does not require amplification although you may use an amplified guitar if you like.  The work is about 10 minutes long, beginning with a variation movement and closing with a lively sonata form.  The sonata was premiered by myself and Jameson Bratcher July 26, 2013 at the Seattle Classic Guitar Society open mic.

While I hadn't heard Tampa Red's work with guitar and tuba from the 1920s while I was working on this sonata from about 2009 to 2012 I have drawn inspiration from 1920s era blues in a number of my works. The opening variation form is not exactly blues but draws inspiration from blues.  The closing sonata form has a thinly disguised blues theme as the first theme in the exposition, while the second theme is a retrograde inversion of the theme from the opening variation form. 

The sonata is dedicated to Jameson Bratcher. The complete sonata was filmed in 2013 by Scott Stephan. .

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