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Postby k123ason » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:40 pm

Hi, I am currently looking for a tuba solo with wind band as accompaniment such as a tuba concerto. Does anyone know of any good solos or concertos suitable for a BBb/CC tuba and a high school wind ensemble?
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Re: Looking for a solo w/ band

Postby thejester10276 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:44 pm

Just to list a few:

-Bencriscutto concertino for Tuba and Band
-Forbes Capriccio for solo Tuba and Wind Band
-Gregson Tuba concerto

There are plenty of others but hopefully these are enough to propogate your search. I'm sure others will chime in as well. Good luck!
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Re: Looking for a solo w/ band

Postby 1895King » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:50 pm

Don Haddad---Suite for Tuba
Catozzi---------Beelzebeb (Available from Stephen Shoup
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Re: Looking for a solo w/ band

Postby THE TUBA » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:23 pm

James Barnes - Concerto for Tuba.

It was written for Scott Watson to play on CC. Most of it lies really well on CC tubas and (aside from the cadenzas in 1st and 3rd movements) doesn't really get particularly high. I haven't ever played it with wind band, but it seems like a good high school wind ensemble could manage a movement without any major headaches.

David Zerkel has a nice little article .PDF on his studio website ("Do You C What I C?") that details quality solos for contrabass tuba. Included is a section of concerti appropriate for the big horn.
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Re: Looking for a solo w/ band

Postby bloke » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:24 pm

FAR less often played than those typically mentioned:

Walter Hartley - Concertino for Tuba and Band

Utilizes "tone rows", but harmonic structure is NOT offensive, and it IS melodic.

' fine for contrabass or bass tuba.

Just do it.

I believe the score, parts, and solo part can all be obtained for under fifty bucks. :|
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Re: Looking for a solo w/ band

Postby iiipopes » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:53 pm

On a lighter note:
"Tiptoe through the Tubas"
A theme-and-variations setting of the great Tiny Tim Classic (which I remember seeing him perform on Johnny Carson the first time around - God, I'm old!)
Yes, I had fun playing it a few years ago.
https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/ti ... c/19223432
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