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Postby BassBlatt » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:06 am

Greetings everyone,

I am looking for a tuba solo with brass band to perform at the next United States Army Band Tuba Euph conference. Any suggestions are welcome - since I spent 7 years playing excerpts in a practice room my skope is slighlty limited :). .

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Postby Timswisstuba » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:06 am

Hi Mr. Charles G,

I recently played and would recommend, "The trouble with the Tuba is". It's a crowd pleaser and is not at all hard to play.

You can buy a recording of it on itunes with the Williams-Fairey band and see if it is something that suits you.

If you are interested I can give you more info.

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Re: Tuba Solo with Brass Band Suggestions -

Postby Peach » Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:32 am

Here's a few British ideas:

Concerto - Gregson, Ellerby, Horovitz
Capriccio - Newton
Impromptu for Tuba - By Can't Remember - Played by Ken Ferguson on Dyke's Revelations disc

encores:
Carnival Cocktail - Arr. Sykes
Czardas - Monti, Arr. Sykes
Bass in the Ballroom - Newsome
Sun has got his hat on - Arr. Sparke(?)

I'll find out about the Impromptu when I'm not on my phone...
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Postby Neptune » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:44 am

I believe the Vaughan Williams Concerto is now available with brass band accompanyment.

A good fun solo I have done in the past is Teddy Bear's Picnic arranged by Roberts as solo for Eb bass.

I think Capriccio by Rodney Newton is my favourite brass band tuba solo!
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Postby David Zerkel » Tue Aug 04, 2009 6:29 am

Darrol Barry Tuba Concerto! Great piece that not too many people know yet!
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Postby NickJones » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:06 am

Concertino - Philip Sparke - it's a proper belter! multiphonics cadenza section about 14 mins long.
Fnugg Blue - Oystein Baadsvik ( look at Oystein's web page for more information) or check youtube for the first performance with the stavanger brass band
Tor Eiriks Song - Arr Ray Farr - on the Eirik the Viking CD
Capriccio - Rodney Newton
Cyrano - Philip Wilby - written for Joe Cook ( Solo Tuba Black Dyke Band ) 2 section concerto - very fine piece of music
Peter Meechan "Concerto" - Written on the request of Les Neish - First Performed with the Beaumaris band in Norway in 2005

If anyone can get hold of "Matto Grosso" By James Gourley - fantastic piece of music , monster bass parts , massive solo passage for Eb tuba..
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Postby WorldofBrass.com » Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:43 am

Badinage was written by Kevin Norbury for Patrick Sheridan who recorded it a CD called Blazing Brass. Definately worth investigating, I'd say.
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Postby sailracer90 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:54 am

Theres also one called "Theres a Tavern in the Town." That piece was kind of hilarious. Also don't forget the Gregson
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Postby oedipoes » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:24 am

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Postby Steve Marcus » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:36 pm

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Postby TonyTuba » Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:13 pm

The Ellerby concerto is NOTHING like the euphonium one in style. The tuba concerto is very out there, and hard as snot, for band and soloist. It would be great to hear this at TUSAB.

BTW, is the Darrol Barry readily available? I didn't know it was with brass band.
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Postby djwesp » Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:51 am

Another vote here for the Meechan.


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