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Dickey – Movere

Dickey – Movere

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About the Music

Movere was composed for Sarah Stout Miller, an award-winning euphonium and trombone artist-teacher in the United States. Inspired by forward motion, Movere features contrasting sections meant to play with the notion of continuous movement with the occasional pause to suspend time. The piece alternates between slow and fast sections, each with chromatic, sinuous melodies and a distinct character. Dramatic elements include sudden changes in dynamics, articulations, meter, and tempos. Movere speaks to the euphonium’s innate lyrical and technical prowess. With its range (low F to high B-flat), this solo would work well for a younger player wishing to perform unaccompanied music that departs from the standard solo works in the canon. Movere was premiered in April 2018 at the Northwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference.

About the Composer

Dr. Chris Dickey, a Miraphone Performing Artist, has performed across the United States, Canada, South America, and Asia as a recitalist, soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. Currently, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Music in the Washington State University School of Music. In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate tuba-euphonium studio, he teaches film music courses, conducts the tuba choir and brass ensemble, coaches chamber music, and performs in the Equinox Brass Quintet. In the summers, Dr. Dickey teaches at the Red Lodge Music Festival in Red Lodge, Montana. He has released two solo recordings, Just a Thought (2015) and Dulcet Voice (2017). Praised for his “smooth tone and melodic flexibility” by Melinda Bargreen of The Seattle Times, Dickey’s albums have garnered accolades by reviewers and members of the brass community. The In Motus Tuba Quartet, for which Dickey plays first tuba, released their debut album in 2016 under the Emeritus Recordings label. Dickey received a doctorate from Northwestern University, a master’s degree from the University of Iowa, and an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from Eastern Illinois University. He holds memberships in the International Tuba-Euphonium Association, College Music Society, National Association for Music Education, and the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Teachers.

Parts: BC/TC 

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