To this day, Eugène Bozza
(1905-1991) remains one of the most prolific composers for wind instruments, despite being a violinist himself. His Thème Varié
for Tuba, Bass Saxhorn or Bass Trombone with Piano accompaniment is an exquisite and unique addition to the repertoire.
During his studies at the Paris Conservatoire, Bozza
won prizes for Violin, conducting and composition, as well as the Grand Prix de Rome. He then conducted the orchestra of the Opéra-Comique and became Head of the Conservatoire in Valenciennes, whilst remaining a prominent composer. Composed in 1957, Bozza
's Thème Varié
reflects the composer's ability to compose for a variety of instrumentations. As music educationalist, Paul Griffiths has written of Bozza
's compositions, "his works reveal melodic fluency, elegance of structure and a consistently sensitive concern of instrumental capabilities." More