Zeke & Zebedee, Opus 14 by Neal Corwell

Instrumentation: narrator with tuba or euphonium or trombone solo
(when ordering, please specify which instrument)
Copyright: 1991
Duration: ca. 9 minutes
Range: FF to b-flat for tuba, F to b-flat-1 for trombone & euphonium
Difficulty: II-III
Publisher: Nicolai Music
Price: $15
Other Info: Was premiered by the composer in 1991 during a recital at Shepherd College, in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.


Zeke & Zebedee, a duo for narrator accompanied by one instrumentalist, is written in a light, uncomplicated, and satiric style. The overall mood is quite light, and brief quotes of famous musical themes, in response to statements made by the narrator, are strewn about liberally as the piece progresses. The overall mood is clearly light and humorous, but near the end of the work some serious points are made about the dangers of discrimination. Therefore Zeke & Zebedee is billed as “a fun little ditty about a serious subject”.