top of page

| high anxieties



Instrumentation: Contrabass Tuba and Piano

Duration: ca. 10'30"

Commissioner: Joseph Alvarez, tuba

Year Composed: 2019





Program Note:


Various phobias and fears permeate our lives in assorted levels. Whether we are scared of the unknown, scarred from a childhood trauma, or simply uneasy in a given situation, many can pinpoint exactly what it is that make them anxious. High Anxieties – a play in itself on works for bass instruments – explores five such fears: neophobia (the fear of beginning something new), claustrophobia (the fear of tightly enclosed spaces), glossophobia (fear of public speaking), germaphobia (fear of germs/bacteria), and aviophobia (fear of flying).









High Anxieties was commissioned by and dedicated to Joseph Alvarez, to be premiered at the

2019 ITEA Southeast Regional Conference, Kennesaw State University.




bottom of page