Sizzl' for bass trombone (or tuba) and piano
tuba; piano; brass;
This work was commissioned and premiered by Ilan Morgenstern and Christopher Wills in the Spring of 2009. It is intensely virtuosic throughout and is meant to depict a driving, breathless, frenzied state that is “too hot to handle.” Even the slower middle section of the piece is extremely intense, much as the deliberately precise movements of a tango evoke a sense of dangerous static electricity. In the concluding section the performers are directed to play “as fast as possible;” the heading over the first measure completes the truncated title, and reads “…n’ Hot!”
Sizzl’ is included on Ilan Morgenstern’s album entitled It’s Alive. The album exclusively features the low-brass works written by Robert Denham. Visit http://www.itsalivecd.com/
Denham, Robert, "Sizzl' for bass trombone (or tuba) and piano" (2009). Music Faculty Works. 10.