Cuatro Flor - Euphonium & Tuba Quartet

Cuatro Flor - Euphonium & Tuba Quartet

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2 Euphoniums
2 Tubas

This work was commission in February, 2006 by the euphonium tuba ensemble "Cuatro Flor". The name, and title is Spanish for "four flowers".
With no particular flowers in my mind, I asked the members for their favorite suggestions and used them as creative impetus. The composition includes some cadenza-like parts, but it is composed of four parts with completely different personalities, which are Andante, Waltz, Andante, and Allegro Molto. Also, each player is featured through leading roles, and it is interesting to imagine what kind of flowers they are portraying.

(Akira Toda)