THE 2ND FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE

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Piece Title : The 2nd flight of the bumblebee
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Composer / Arranger : Brostrom, Tobias
Composer / Arranger Details:

Tobias Broström
 
Tobias Broström was born in 1978 in Helsingborg, Sweden. Following four years of percussion studies at the Malmö Academy of Music, he embarked on the pursuit of a Master’s degree in composition, studying with the Swedish composer Rolf Martinsson and the Italian composer Luca Francesconi.


Broström has composed music for dance, chamber opera and various chamber music, but during the last years he has mainly focused on orchestral writing in works such as La Danse, Transit Underground, Crimson Skies, Crimson Seas, Kaléidoscope, Violin Concerto, Arena – Percussion Concerto No. 1, Piano Concerto – Belle Epoque, Samsara and Lucernaris – Concerto for Trumpet, Live Electronics & Orchestra, which was composed for Håkan Hardenberger. Numerous soloists, conductors, ensembles and orchestras, including Robin Ticciati, Michael Sanderling, Anna Larsson, Karen Gomyo, Colin Currie, Dima Slobodeniouk, Johannes Gustavsson, Thomas Søndergård, Andrew Manze, Per Tengstrand, Mats Rondin, Tõnu Kaljuste, Simon Preston, Johan Bridger, Hugo Ticciati, Jaime Martín, Dresdner Philharmonie, BBC Philharmonic, Estonian National Orchestra, Komische Oper Berlin, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Gävle SO, Helsingborg SO, Trondheim SO, Malmö SO, Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen, Vogtland Philharmonie, Oviedo SO, the Symphony Orchestra of Norrlandsoperan, Aurora Chamber Orchestra, Penisula Festival Orchestra, Radio Television of Serbia Symphony Orchestra, Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra, Musica Vitae, Third Coast Percussion Quartet, Malleus Incus, Gageego, Esclats Percussion Quartet and BIT20 have performed his works. Tobias’ solo and chamber music have been performed throughout Europe, the USA and Asia.


Between 2006 – 2009 Tobias was Composer-in-Residence with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra under principal conductor Robin Ticciati, resulting in two new orchestral works each year. Two of these, Crimson Seas & Lucernaris were selected by Swedish Radio to represent Sweden in the European Broadcasting Union’s International Rostrum of Composers in 2007 & 2009. In autumn 2008 his Arena – Solo Version was picked out to be performed at the 52nd International Festival of Contemporary Music at the Venice Biennale and his orchestral piece Transit Underground was nominated for best orchestral piece of the year by Swedish Music Publishers’ Association. In 2010 Lucernaris was nominated for best orchestral piece and in 2012 La Danse.
 
During season 2011 – 2012 Tobias is featured composer with Helsingborg SO as well as with Västerås Sinfonietta. 2012 his double concerto Samsara will be played by violinist Hugo Ticciati, marimbist Johan Bridger and the Swedish National Youth Symphony Orchestra on a US tour in Chicago Symphony Hall, Carnegie Hall and in Strathmore Center, Washington.

Tobias Broström’s music is published by Gehrmans, Edition Svitzer and Keyboard Percussion Publications.
 

Total Number of Percussionists Required :2 Percussionist(s)
Categories : Tuned Percussion / Percussion Ensemble
Instrument / Discipline : Marimba Duet
Instrumentation : N/A
Range of Instruments / Number of Drums : Low E Marimba / Low C Marimba (2 x 5 Octaves Required)
Written for / Commissioned by : No Commissioning Party
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and Youtube Channel Owner. Recorded / Provided by:
 Patrick Raab & Johan Bridger
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Publisher :Edition Svitzer
Publishers Website :www.editionsvitzer.com
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Year Composed / Copyright Date :2006 /  2007
Duration :3Minutes
No. of Mallets/Sticks Required :4
Special Needs :N/A
Sheet Music Available From :www.editionsvitzer.com/archive_valgt.php?id_vaerk=42      Check to see if in stock
Programme Notes / Performance Details :

The flight of the 2nd Bumblebee was written during several months` work on two larger orchestral pieces - a peripheral project that lent variation to my other writing. The piece was originally written for two pianos and takes its inspiration from Witold Lutosławski’s Paganini Variations, a highly original transformation of the 24th Caprice for solo violin by Niccolò Paganini. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov wrote the well-known Flight of the Bumblebee as part of his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, and I have taken the liberty to borrow the main theme from it - my sincere thanks and apologies to Rimsky-Korsakov! Following the presentation of the original and second themes, the development section witnesses the two engaging in intense battle! The piece is three minutes of busy, buzzing music, with the chromatic fragment of the original theme a constant presence.  

 

Patrick Raab, percussionist at the Royal Danish Orchestra

The second flight of the bumblebee is first of all a very funny to piece to perform. The mix of the original melody from Nikolaj Rimskij-Korsakov and the new theme composed by BrostrC6m, complement each other very well and the result speaks for it self.

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