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Tuba and Flute Duet Suggestions

Postby tylerferris1213 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:25 pm

Hi everyone! My fiancee is having her senior recital next spring, and she was nice enough to include her tuba-playing counterpart in the planning. I'm looking for substantial duets for tuba and flute. We COULD do a Bach two part invention, but we're looking for other pieces to weigh against that idea. It can either be the two of us or us with piano. What do you all suggest?
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Re: Tuba and Flute Duet Suggestions

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Re: Tuba and Flute Duet Suggestions

Postby fenne1ca » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:12 pm

I've been doing a little work on the bass guitar part from Jethro Tull's "Bouree" along with a flutist I work with. If you're comfortable walking bass lines, and she enjoys a bit of extended technique, it's great fun!
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Re: Tuba and Flute Duet Suggestions

Postby PaulMaybery » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:47 am

Try the flute sonatas by Handel. The solo line and the bass(o) (continuo) line of the piano make perfect duets.
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Re: Tuba and Flute Duet Suggestions

Postby circusboy » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:25 pm

You may want to have a look at the repertoire on the albums of Nancy and Bertram Turetzky (composers Barney Childs, Richard Felciano, Ulfar Haraldsson, walter ross, James Marshall, and Elliott Schwartz on the one I have). She plays flute; he plays string bass.
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Re: Tuba and Flute Duet Suggestions

Postby tylerferris1213 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:32 pm

Thanks! I'll look into that!
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Re: Tuba and Flute Duet Suggestions

Postby TubaKen » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:51 pm

David Uber, "The Giraffe and the Bear"
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Re: Tuba and Flute Duet Suggestions

Postby timayer » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:58 pm

Ben Miles Fantasy for Flute and Tuba

Aaron Johnson South City Suite

Lauren Whiteman Six Haiku (for flute and cello, but it works great on tuba)
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Re: Tuba and Flute Duet Suggestions

Postby tubapix » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:09 am

This one looks fun - :tuba:
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Re: Tuba and Flute Duet Suggestions

Postby tylerferris1213 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:49 pm

Wonderful suggestions everyone! My fiancee and I will start going through and seeing which ones we like best.
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Re: Tuba and Flute Duet Suggestions

Postby nworbekim » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:27 am

some friends of mine just played a Ben Miles piece named Fantasy. Each movement has a funky video game name. i usually don't care much for tuba/flute duets, but this one i actually really like. it's a booger though. they're both phenomenal players and did a great job... i told them they played notes faster than i was able to hear them.

they have a new piece that is still in progress by a fellow named Gary Schocker... i've seen what i think was the latest version and it looks fun, but i haven't heard it yet.

they have some others, but i'm not familiar with them. i did hear him playing a bass line along with a flute quartet using Alexander's Ragtime Band that was pretty cute.
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