Reflections is a reinterpretation of a work that I wrote in 2002. This specific music has perennially haunted me since I wrote it. As the piece already contained an introspective quality, a re-thinking of it is, in a way, meta and self-referential (thus the title, Reflections). The title also refers to the character of an influential composition for band (with the same name) by composer Roger Nixon. By scoring the work for euphonium quartet, I seek to celebrate the proliferation of the euphonium in today’s musical climate and to explore the instrument’s capacity by juxtaposing it’s knack for lush, vocal harmonies with the potential for the clarity and strength of a soloist. A successful performance of the work requires the performers to utilize both of these skill sets. This work can be played by a traditional tuba-euphonium quartet (or with trombones, for that matter), but this scoring is primarily intended for performance by four euphoniums.
Jeffrey Meyer is a freelance tuba player, conductor, and composer living in Mexico City, Mexico. He is an Instructor for HCC Online at Highland Community College. Jeffrey has served on the faculty for the Instituto Superior de Música del Estado de Veracruz, Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Luzerne Music Center. He has performed with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, Fountain City Brass Band, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, the new music ensemble Five-One, Kent Brass Quintet, Eastman Wind Ensemble, and more. Jeffrey holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Master of Music in Conducting and Tuba Performance from Kent State University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. He studied tuba with Ronald Bishop, Craig Knox, John Bottomley, Don Harry, and Scott Mendoker. He studied composition with Thomas Janson, Matthew Barber, Ken Eberhard, and Todd Coleman.
|Euphonium 1 Part
|Euphonium 2 Part
|Tuba 1 Part
|Tuba 2 Part