Originally titled “Sonata for Tuba or Bass Trombone and Piano”, an orchestra arrangement written for The Juilliard School followed the sonata’s premiere a year later. A subsequent arrangement for band was created in 2000, after which the original sonata was renamed “Concerto” and has become a contest and recital favorite.
Eric Ewazen was born in 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. He studied composition with Samuel Adler, Milton Babbitt, Warren Benson, Gunther Schuller and Joseph Schwantner at the Eastman School of Music, Tanglewood and The Juilliard School. He has been a member of the faculty at Juilliard since 1980.