Triptych (euphonium solo with piano accompaniment)

Anthony Ritchie

Prima Vista Musikk/World of Brass
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Triptych is in one continuous movement divided into three sections. The outer two sections are fast in tempo with the final section forming a variation of the opening. The middle section is reflective and free in tempo by comparison. A wide range of moods are created in this work, ranging from the energetic and forceful opening to the melancholic and dreamy quieter sections. The final section gives the impression of being a wild ride, with urgent rhythmic patterns and a jerky second theme. Both euphonium and piano have challenging roles in this work.

The solo was commissioned by Byron Newton with financial assistance from Creative New Zealand.