2AM, Opus 31 by Neal Corwell

Instrumentation: solo euphonium, tuba, trombone, or trumpet with CD accompaniment (both bass and B-flat treble clef parts provided)
Copyright: 1998
Duration: 6:00
Range: G to b-flat-1 for euphonium & trombone (one octave higher for trumpet and octaves ad libitum [generally one octave lower] for tuba)
Difficulty: III
Publisher: Nicolai Music
Price: $20 (includes accompaniment CD and printed music with acc. cues)

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Recorded by: Neal Corwell, euphonium (Heart of a Wolf CD, Nicolai Music) & Velvet Brown, tuba (Music for Velvet CD, Crystal Records)
Other Info: Premiered by Neal Corwell at the 1998 International Tuba Euphonium Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dedicated to the memory of Otis Wilson, a former tuba player with Pershing’s Own.

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The inspiration for 2AM, a generally peaceful and somewhat brooding piece, came during a sleepless rainy night. An acoustic guitar is the principal sound source for the accompaniment, and some vocal interjections, such as whispers, are also heard, along with the sound of rain during the introduction and epilogue. The guitar is often used percussively to provide a rhythmic underpinning for the solo. The composition portrays a quiet middle-of–the-night mood, and the soloist is given the option of playing muted throughout to help create the proper atmosphere. Technical demands are not great, but a steady sense of tempo and its varied subdivisions is necessary to stay in synchronization with the accompaniment. Expressive lyricism and a smooth connected legato style are essential for making the most of this quietly moving composition.
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