• Raum - Illusion for Trumpet, Tuba and Piano

Raum - Illusion for Trumpet, Tuba and Piano

Composer: Raum

Arranger: Raum

$40.00 USD



Below are the program notes for Illusion for Trumpet, Tuba & Piano by Elizabeth Raum.

Illusion, is a general commentary to the fact that life is mysterious and generally, uncertain, constantly shifting. We try to influence what happens but usually, outside forces determine the direction of our lives. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between illusion and reality, and, in fact, often people much prefer illusion to reality. 

Mv. 1 - Illusion starts out with an obscure time signature and is constantly shifting tonalities so for a while, you aren’t quite sure where you are. Life is full of such deceptions.

Mv. 2 - Fill the Wine Cup is a series of drinking songs with a lot of gaiety and rollocking humor as the party gets more raucous, but eventually things get a little blurry and bombastic and the party winds down.

M. 3 - Destiny seems to march on and on, with mankind hoping to control their future, but the implication is that fate is more powerful than one can control.

M. 4 - The ultimate illusion: a Political Debate. The tuba starts out as the first candidate, and the trumpet is the other. The music is circus-like as befits many heated debates.

Illusion was commissioned by Lucas Kaspar and JD Little. The original version was written for Alto Sax and Bass Trombone. 

The work of about 10 minutes in length is appropriate for advanced performers.

This work is appropriate for advanced performers.

The fine performance in YouTube is from November 3rd, 2023 at Austin Community College played by Dr. Matthew Swihart, Trumpet, David Hummel, Tuba and Dr. Joyce Wu, Piano.

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YouTube video - Live performance of Illusion by Elizabeth Raum for Trumpet, Tuba and Piano



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