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Postby SorabjiFan » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:54 pm

Does anyone know if the Bourgeois has ever been performed (or recorded) other than Fletchers world premier?
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Postby Tubadork » Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:45 pm

http://www.tramuntana.infoarta.com/discog.htm
from the composers discography, it doesn't look like it (and crap according to him, the piece is 43 min, holy crap). If you find out anything more, let me know. Does anyone know anything about the concerto for brass quintet and brass band that he did? I really like all of his stuff that I have heard or played, but I don't know any of the tuba solos? Good stuff?
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Postby SorabjiFan » Thu Sep 14, 2006 3:34 am

The concerto for Brass Quintet and Band is a great peice. It's quite early Bourgeois which IMHO is by far his best work.

The Quintet was apparently just that in it's original manifestation. Written for or at least given to the PJBE who said it was unplayable!

He then re wrote it as a concerto for Quintet and Orchestra before inevitably arranging it for Brass band and also Wind Band(?).

Bourgeois was a tuba player and played in the national Youth Orchestra with John Fletcher.

I am very fortunate to have recordings of the Fletcher world premier broadcast of the Tuba Concerto and a broadcast of the Brass Quintet Concerto both supplied directly br Dr Bourgeois who I contacted by e-mail and sent out a batch of blank CDs.

He's quite a character - he has for several years now been writing a continual stream of symphonies and has recently completed No 32 and by now probably 33 thereby making him the most prolific British Symphonis ever (Brian wrote 32).

You can see and listen to dreadful midi versions on his sibeliusmusic.com website.

Personally I don't like much of his stuff since Blitz but the earlier stuff, particularly the two Brass band Concertos, the Concerto Grosso, Symphonies 3 & 5 and the two pieces we've already mentioned are top notch.

It's a shame no other tuba player has taken up the Concerto. Yes it's 45 minutes, four movements and with a large orchestra, but it's certainly well within the capabilities of today's top players. i suppose it would costs too much to put on and his name isn't known outside limited English circles.
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Re: Bourgeois Tuba Concerto

Postby one.kidney » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:44 am

Is there any way I could get a recording of the concerto??
Enjoy playing solos on CC tuba that weren't meant for CC tuba.
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Re: Bourgeois Tuba Concerto

Postby PaulTkachenko » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:51 am

I'd also LOVE a recording of the concerto as it's on my stand at the moment.
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Re: Bourgeois Tuba Concerto

Postby MusikFind » Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:18 pm

Publication Details for the sheet music:

BOURGEOIS, Derek (b. Kingston upon Thames, UK, 16 October 1941)
Tuba Concerto op. 38 <1972>
Solo Tuba — 3 3 3 3 — 4 3 3 0 — tmp +3 perc — hp, pno/cel — str
Dur: 45'
Grade: conservatoire
Solo part with Piano reduction: Catalogue No: 4102. £22.95
Scan of solo part page 1: http://www.brasswindpublications.co.uk/ ... _Tuba.html
Pub: Brass Wind Publications. The full score and set of orchestral parts are available on hire.

This concerto was written in 1972 for John Fletcher who was regarded in his time as the world’s finest tuba player. It is scored for large orchestra and was first performed by John Fletcher with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Elgar Howarth.

“... it is the mightiest thing that has so far happened to the tuba.” John Fletcher.
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BOURGEOIS, Derek
Tuba Concerto no 2 op. 362 <2014>
Solo Tuba and Orchestra
Solo Tuba — 3 3 3 3 — 4 3 3 0 — tmp +4 perc —str.
Dur: 23'
Contact Source: http://www.derekbourgeois.com/index.htm

BOURGEOIS, Derek
Tuba Concerto no 2 op. 362a <2016>
Solo Tuba and Brass Band
Dur: 23'
Pub: HaFaBra Music [not yet listed in the catalog as of 2017]

World Premier in the Brass Band Version. David Carter with East London Brass conductor Jayne Murrill. Cadogan Hall, London July 9th 2016.
https://soundcloud.com/davetubaking/tub ... -91th-2016

BOURGEOIS, Derek
Tuba Concerto no 2 op. 362b <2014>
Solo Tuba and Wind Band
Dur: 23'
Contact Source: http://derekbourgeois.com/index.htm
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Re: Bourgeois Tuba Concerto

Postby PaulTkachenko » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:49 am

It's a recording of opus 38 that I'm after...
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Re: Bourgeois Tuba Concerto

Postby one.kidney » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:18 am

me too.
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Re: Bourgeois Tuba Concerto

Postby MusikFind » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:21 am

No recording found on the databases.
http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/Nam ... recordings
http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/c/Bourgeois%2C+D/all/1
http://derekbourgeois.com/discog.htm
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YouTubes of a student competition
Movement I. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lY4yFW1ilpw
This recording is a movement from the final round of the RWCMD Concerto competition 2014.
Tuba: Andrew McDade, Piano: Chris Williams

No YouTube posted for Movement 2, 3

Movement IV.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oh98VTOINVA

website: www.mcdadetuba.com
I performed the concerto in its entirety, from memory. This performance went on to win joint first place in the competition.
Andrew has performed and competed in solo competitions, most recently winning the Linda Mowat Solo Brass Prize, and the RWCMD Concerto Competition with his performance of Derek Bourgeois’ Tuba Concerto. As part of his prize, Andrew will be spending this year working alongside Gareth Wood in a commission to write a new concerto for tuba and orchestra, to be premiered by Andrew with the RWCMD Symphony Orchestra at St David’s Hall in the summer of 2015.
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For Tuba Concerto #2 see
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Re: Bourgeois Tuba Concerto

Postby PaulTkachenko » Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:23 pm

Look lad - that must have taken some man hours!
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