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Tuba Mirum

Composer Gordon Lawson
Use Recital
$15.00 (U.S.) Released 6/98
Difficulty Difficult
Catalog no. 160-856

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"If you're like me, you're probably thinking, 'spare me from another trumpet tune!' This, however, is not your run-of-the-mill trumpet tune at all. This work was the winning composition for the Seventy-Fifth Anniversary Organ Composition Contest for the Eastern New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and it's easy to see why. While the structure of the work is similar to other pieces in the genre (alternating trumpet presentations with episodes of contrasting material), the harmonic language is expanded enough to bring the listener a number of tonal events that are surprising and pleasing to the ear. The work is moderately difficult and will work best on an organ that has a good, strong solo trumpet (preferably a solo Tuba or a full-bodied trumpet en chamade). Highly recommended." --Cross Accent, Spring 2000

"Gordon Lawson's Tuba Mirum won the competition celebrating the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Eastern New York Chapter of the AGO. This well-composed work would make a splendid showpiece for a trumpet-en-chamade." -Pastoral Music, October-November 1999

"Selah has issued 'Tuba Mirum' by Gordon Lawson. The difficulty and length of this piece (6'20") perhaps make it more suited for recital than for worship. The rich harmonic language makes this piece rather difficult to read, but it is worth the effort. 'Tuba Mirum' obviously demands an instrument with a large solo reed and full orchestral resources, including enclosed divisions to manage the numerous dynamic changes." -Sacred Music News & Review, October 1998

A great recital organ solo, the winner of the competition celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Eastern New York Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. Its striking harmonies and form will draw you and your audience right into the piece. Oblong format.

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