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Solo Piece for this Semester

Postby kmdallday » Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:40 pm

Hello fellow Tubists! As another semester begins I'm in the search for a new piece of reportoire to put together for my juries. I'm in my technical Junior year of my Music Ed major, and have played most recently:
Andante and Rondo for tuba and piano
And another one I forgot.

Beelzebub was the most challenging and I passed my juries pretty well. Any suggestions for reportoire are welcome.
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Re: Solo Piece for this Semester

Postby Michael Bush » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:40 pm

Does your teacher have no suggestions?
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Re: Solo Piece for this Semester

Postby ATschetter » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:32 pm

If you haven't done them yet, I'd highly recommend either Lebedev's Concerto in One Movement or Hindemith's Sonata for Tuba and Piano.
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Re: Solo Piece for this Semester

Postby tyrell1111 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:19 pm

Having done my Jury pieces last semester, I would recommend the above and RVH's Studies in English Folk Song. They can be deceptively difficult, but they are very fun to play
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Re: Solo Piece for this Semester

Postby Slamson » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:21 pm

Do you read down the octave very well?

If you do I'd recommend that you check with your bass-playing friends to see if they have Lucas Drew's edition of the Vivaldi Sonatas "for Double Bass" (Carl Fischer) Nice stuff. I've performed I, III and VI, and just heard a bass clarinet do one (uh... it's better on tuba!)
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Re: Solo Piece for this Semester

Postby bloke » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:32 pm

Play the one you forgot.
It will be new all over again.
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Re: Solo Piece for this Semester

Postby barry grrr-ero » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:30 pm

The Hindemith is very challenging for the pianist - even a really good one. If you've got chops and a fast tongue, why not start working up "Carnival of Venice" (with the support of a good teacher). For me, the Lebedev is a non-starter; dull as dish water. I like "Effie the Elephant" Suite, but it really needs a bass tuba (Eb or F) unless you have some SERIOUS chops on a contrabass.

I'm really old school, so I haven't kept up with what's out there.
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