Deus Ex Machina - Michael Forbes - Bass Tuba Quartet

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The main character is trapped. There’s no way out. It is surely doomed. The movie is over. Then all of a sudden, an inconceivable solution appears from out of the blue. This is what is referred to as a deus ex machina and it is one of the most frowned upon tropes in filmmaking. Coined during Ancient Greek theatre, deus ex machina ...

Michael Forbes (born 1973 in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA), studied first with Mark Lusk and Marty Erickson (Bachelor’s Degree at Penn State University), then with tubist and composer, John Stevens (Master degree from the University of Wisconsin) and finally with world renowned tubist, Toby Hanks (Doctor’s Degree from the University of Maryland). Along the way, he also studyied with Stuart Roebuck, Brian Kingsley and Andrew Duncan (University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music, United Kingdom). He began his career as tuba player, soloist, conductor and arranger with the U.S. Army Band, «Pershing’s Own» in Washington, D.C.

 Best known for his fine compositions and arrangements, Michael Forbes has received numerous commissions from a variety of well-known artists and chamber ensembles. Many of his works have been recorded and are also regularly selected in concert programs or as test pieces for international competitions.

 As a soloist and as part of the internationally recognized «Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet», Michael Forbes is regularly invited to give performances and clinics at universities and conferences around the globe. He currently teaches at Illinois State University.

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  • Level: intermediate
  • Duration: 4'30
  • Genre: contemporary
  • Composed: 2019
  • Difficulty level 4/6

    Supplied with four bass tuba parts in BC and full score

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