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Jeremiah Lawson
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Lawson, Jeremiah - Sonata for Tuba and Guitar - Video

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:33 am



Here's the film of my complete sonata for tuba and guitar, which is in two movements and roughly ten minutes long. The tubist and I played it last month at the Seattle Classic Guitar Society open mic. A friend of mine came up from Chehalis to hear the piece and filmed it all in one take, which is how it's managed to finally get online. This is a sonata that is part of my larger cycle of duo sonatas pairing the guitar up with woodwinds, strings and brass.

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Re: Lawson, Jeremiah: Sonata for Tuba and Guitar

Post by oski79 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:54 am

Bravo, Jeremiah! I really enjoyed that. I miss those SCGS open mikes. It's an interesting and oddly charming piece. I was waiting for your trademark harmonic passages, and I wasn't disappointed.

Too bad they had to go back to the Phinney Center. There's so much extra noise.

:bravo:
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Re: Lawson, Jeremiah - Sonata for Tuba and Guitar - Video

Post by David Norton » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:26 pm

Nice piece!
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Re: Lawson, Jeremiah - Sonata for Tuba and Guitar - Video

Post by Jeff Kross » Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:19 pm

Well, there's something you don't see every day! Intriguing and delightfully quirky and I enjoyed it very much.

Got anything for French horn? (I used to play, a thousand years ago, but still have a soft spot for it.)

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Re: Lawson, Jeremiah - Sonata for Tuba and Guitar - Video

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:25 am

Jeff, I've been working on a sonata for French horn and guitar this summer, actually, but it's going to take some time before I can consider it done. But I can run it by you when I finish it if you like.

oski, I spent a year or so wondering if the ending chorale in harmonics over the tuba pedal tones was folly and it's been a relief to hear that the passage works.

Thanks for listening. We're hoping to give the piece another performance in later September. We may also tackle adapting my sonata for eupnonium and guitar into a tuba/guitar duet. We'll see how it goes.

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Re: Lawson, Jeremiah - Sonata for Tuba and Guitar - Video

Post by Jeff Kross » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:10 pm

That'd be cool, Jeremiah, thanks. You can send me a private message, or, if it shows up on the forum and I don't catch it, I suspect our faithful moderator friend Rich (oski) -- my buddy here in Sebastopol now -- can alert me.

Good luck!

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Re: Lawson, Jeremiah - Sonata for Tuba and Guitar - Video

Post by Chimensch » Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:30 pm

What a gas! Enjoyed it a lot.

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Post by Beatriz Martin » Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:15 pm

wow, Jeremiah, that was amazing, the guitar and tuba sound really good, I was watching the video and moving side to side, sometimes I felt like getting up and dancing, :lol: great entertainment, great musicians!

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Re: Lawson, Jeremiah - Sonata for Tuba and Guitar - Video

Post by Evelyn » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:13 pm

Very nice, Jeremiah! I remember last time I saw you, you told me you were working on this piece - and here it is! The two instruments have an interesting sound together. Too bad I missed the performance!

Bravo!

Evelyn

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Re: Lawson, Jeremiah - Sonata for Tuba and Guitar - Video

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Sun Aug 25, 2013 1:37 am

Evelyn, we're planning to perform the sonata again on September 26 at the Couth Buzzard in Greenwood near Rosewood Guitar. I can email you details later. Jameson and I are planning to perform this piece some more this year.

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Re: Lawson, Jeremiah - Sonata for Tuba and Guitar - Video

Post by Fabbri » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:38 am

Surprising combination, but it works. Keep on experimenting1

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Re: Lawson, Jeremiah - Sonata for Tuba and Guitar - Video

Post by KeMe » Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:10 am

:bravo:
I would never in my life thought of putting a tuba and a guitar together except maybe in a music store. But it's really interesting.
Thank you for sharing your music with us.
:merci:

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Re: Lawson, Jeremiah - Sonata for Tuba and Guitar - Video

Post by Irina » Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:18 pm

I've never seen this combination of instruments. This is very interesting! :merci:

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Re: Lawson, Jeremiah - Sonata for Tuba and Guitar - Video

Post by Dirck Nagy » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:55 am

Jeremiah Lawson wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:33 am
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Hi Jeremiah

I just gave this a listen. Cool piece, and great idea putting these instruments together!

cheers!
dirck

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Re: Lawson, Jeremiah - Sonata for Tuba and Guitar - Video

Post by Jeremiah Lawson » Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:45 am

thanks

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