WINNER in the 2008 ITEA Harvey Phillips Award for Composition
Diversions by Richard Prior intentionally creates an exuberant mood with a playful, rhythmic complexity, and jazz-driven harmonies. The piece provides a forum for the euphonium and piano to explore spiky, incisive gestures as well as soaring, intimate moments of lyricism. Written in 2006 and dedicated to Adam Frey, Diversions is a tour de force of virtuosity, moods and characterizations, even extending to a Latin dance section.
A GREAT piece that really challenges the player mentally and its rhythmic complexity is a wonderful joy to master.
Parts: BC with Tenor clef