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composition / chamber music / spitfire


Medium: Duet for Euphonium & Marimba/Vibraphone
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Composed: February 2013
Duration: 7:00
Difficulty: Grade V

3-octave Vibraphone
5-octave Marimba

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Spitfire (for euphonium and marimba/vibraphone) by Nathan Daughtrey
Download full mp3 recording (electronic realization)


The title Spitfire has dual meaning & inspiration for the piece:

1) The word spitfire describes a highly emotional and quick-tempered person. The aggressive, nonstop nature of the composition respresents this well.

2) The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force throughout the World War II. It served in several roles, including interceptor, photo-reconnaissance, fighter-bomber, carrier-based fighter, and trainer.

Commissioned by Dr. Brian Meixner, "Spitfire" was premiered at the Southeast Regional Tuba & Euphonium Conference at the University of North FLorida in Jacksonville, FL on March 15, 2013.