Homework - Roland Szentpali - for Four Bass Tubas

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About Homework

When I was in school I hated homework… Very often I just did not do it, got bad grades and my parents were unhappy. 

Biology-Cells: the musical material starts with a structure like a DNA cell and makes different mutations. 

Chemistry: every note is a name of a chemical such as H (hydrogen) Ca (calcium), Fe (iron), Ga (gallium), Ge(germanium), Ag (silver), Cd (cadmium), Ba (barium), Hf (hafnium), Hg (mercury), Db (dubnium)

Physics: a dynamic is an amount of energy. Changing this energy helps composers dramatize their music. This is an exercise in going far with dynamics, staying perfectly in tune and keeping in balance.

Mathematics: Prime numbers (2,3,5,7,11, etc) are the numbers which can only be divided with 1 or with itself. I played around with all the possibilities of making these dry structures become music. 

Homework done! With love for my parents! 

Roland Szentpali, April 2012, Hong Kong

Roland Szentpali was born in 1977 in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. He began his musical studies in his hometown; in 1991 he was admitted to the Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest, as the tuba student of József Bazsinka and later of Gábor Adamik. At the age of 16 he won the national “Brasses and Percussion” competition, then wrote and performed his first concerto for tuba and symphony orchestra, recorded and broadcast by Hungarian state television. From here, his career as tubist and composer rapidly gained an international dimension. He entered the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Budapest where he studied with László Szabó, while taking private lessons with Roger Bobo. Since 1998 he has won first prizes at seven international competitions: Gdansk, Poland; Munich, Germany; Budapest, Hungary; Chéju, Republic of Korea; Brno, Czech Republic; Lieksa, Finland and second prize at the competitions of Guebwiller, France and Markneukirchen, Germany. His opus includes chamber music works, orchestral pieces and concerti for various wind instruments, most of it is published by Editions Bim

  • Level: advanced
  • Duration: 18'
  • Genre: contemporary
  • Composed: 2012
  • Difficulty level 4.5/6

    Supplied with bass tuba parts in BC and full score

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