For solo tuba in E flat and piano. Commissioned by The Brass Band Association of New Zealand for use as a test piece at the National Brass Band Championships of New Zealand ‘Champion Brass’, Wellington April 2017. Parts: T.C. and B.C.
Dark Matters opens with a statement of six notes for tuba and piano in unison. This opening motif is then subjected to a series of slow and fast alternating variations. It's mood is sombre and mysterious.