Multi-faceted English composer, arranger and low-brass performer Jack Adler- McKean has created arrangements for large tuba ensemble of four of the most popular and enduring orchestral chestnuts:
- Beethoven - Overture to Egmont (for 8 tubas)
- Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice (for 10 tubas)
- Mozart - Overture to The Marriage of Figaro (for 10 tubas)
- Rimsky-Korsakov - The Flight of the Bumblebee (for 9 tubas)
Available for purchase online at JustForBrass.com.
About Jack Adler-McKean
Jack works primarily as a tubist, promoting his instrument to the contemporary musical world through collaborations with internationally renowned ensembles, composers and educational establishments. Recent work includes invitations to perform with ensembles including Klangforum Wien, Ensemble Musikfabrik and Ensemble Modern, collaborations on solo works with Georges Aperghis, Michael Finnissy and Georg Friedrich Haas, giving seminars at the Royal College of Music, Columbia University and Hochschule Luzern, and premier performances at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, BBC Proms and Donaueschinger Musiktage as well as solo concerts in London, New York and Berlin. He also has extensive experience in older musical genres, working with symphony orchestras such as the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under conductors including Sir Simon Rattle and Riccardo Chailly, and with chamber orchestras including Kammerakademie Potsdam and Spira Mirabilis on the predecessors to the tuba, the serpent and the ophicleide.
As well as his own compositions and arrangements published by Potenza Music, Jack curates the Contemporary Tuba Series for Edition Gravis, and is preparing the tuba edition of the “playing techniques” series for Bärenreiter, due for publication. He is currently studying for his PhD at the Royal Northern College of Music under Dr. David Horne and Prof. Martin Iddon, supported by the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership.