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The worst tuba-included piece of "classical" orchestral music ever is

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the worst tuba-included piece of classical orch. music ever

Postby bloke » Fri May 04, 2018 12:38 am

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Postby DCottrell » Fri May 04, 2018 7:05 am

Easy.
Corigliano Promenade Overture.
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Re: the worst tuba-included piece of classical orch. music e

Postby windshieldbug » Fri May 04, 2018 7:12 am

Dvorak 9th symphony.
Not only do you only play the second movement, but your 14 notes double the bass trombone. :shock:
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Postby timayer » Fri May 04, 2018 7:44 am

This is only a half answer, because I can't remember the piece (maybe someone else can remember it for me?)

My college orchestra performed an organ concerto, and the tuba part was a grand 5 notes at the end of the third movement. Sol-fa-mi-re-do, if I remember correctly. The composer may have been generous enough to let me repeat do a few times. I wish I could remember it in more detail, but it was years ago.

And, to make matters worse, the performance was in a church, and I was sitting under a 7 foot ceiling because the orchestra didn't fit the space well.
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Re: the worst tuba-included piece of classical orch. music e

Postby MTFULRUTUBA » Fri May 04, 2018 10:50 am

Grieg "Peer Gynt Suite"

Tuba doesn't play until the end of the last movement. At least the music before hand is enjoyable to hear. But, I have played it at least 40 times in the past two years since it is on our kiddie concert play list and it gets old quick.
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Re: the worst tuba-included piece of classical orch. music e

Postby toobagrowl » Fri May 04, 2018 4:40 pm

windshieldbug wrote:Dvorak 9th symphony.
Not only do you only play the second movement, but your 14 notes double the bass trombone. :shock:


Tell me about it! I've played that piece several times over the years and it sucks for the tuba player. Those lousy 14 chord-notes with the trombones and bassoons. That's it. :x Yet the rest of the brass have pretty great parts :!:
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Re: the worst tuba-included piece of classical orch. music e

Postby Levaix » Fri May 04, 2018 5:01 pm

Question: Are we talking about "bad for the tuba player" or "bad piece of music"? Because those can be very different things.
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Postby TheTuba » Fri May 04, 2018 5:17 pm

Levaix wrote:Question: Are we talking about "bad for the tuba player" or "bad piece of music"? Because those can be very different things.


Tuba player is what I'm seeing. It can be both though!
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Re: the worst tuba-included piece of classical orch. music e

Postby bloke » Fri May 04, 2018 5:54 pm

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Re: the worst tuba-included piece of classical orch. music e

Postby Tom » Fri May 04, 2018 6:14 pm

Ravel comes to mind...

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Re: the worst tuba-included piece of classical orch. music e

Postby bloke » Fri May 04, 2018 6:40 pm

Tom wrote:Ravel comes to mind...

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Re: the worst tuba-included piece of classical orch. music e

Postby ssbolas » Thu May 10, 2018 8:59 pm

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Re: the worst tuba-included piece of classical orch. music e

Postby doublebuzzing » Fri May 11, 2018 12:05 am

Compared to the great trombone parts, the tuba part in Dvorak 8 is pretty pathetic.
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Re: the worst tuba-included piece of classical orch. music e

Postby MikeMason » Fri May 11, 2018 8:22 am

Mahler songs of the earth. Over an hour of beautiful music with maybe 20 tuba notes.
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Re: the worst tuba-included piece of classical orch. music e

Postby roweenie » Fri May 11, 2018 9:47 am

MikeMason wrote:Mahler songs of the earth. Over an hour of beautiful music with maybe 20 tuba notes.


Add to this his Rückert-Lieder (I'm playing it tonight)....although the few notes the tuba plays are basically a soli with the double-bassoon.
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