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Postby Tubaru » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:36 pm

I am in need of a tuba trio for an upcoming chamber music concert at the end of this month. We were only given notice about it a couple days ago and I am having trouble finding suitable music. All three of us could play bass or contra bass tuba or a combination of both or the top part could be played on euphonium. We also need the music as quick as possible (downloadable if preferred) as our rehearsal time is limited.

We cannot use arrangements of pop tunes nor would arrangements of folk songs, sea shanty’s, etc be appropriate for the concert. I have checked the usual sources, ie Cimarron, SheetMusicPlus, etc and have not found anything suitable. Yes I have seen Ludus by Nelhybel but it is too difficult for us to work up I time.

Would prefer something from the late Classical up to Contemporary maybe even some jazz influence. Anyone have suggestions?
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Re: Tuba trios recommendations

Postby Ken Herrick » Fri Oct 05, 2018 7:49 pm

Anton Reicha (1770-1836) Horn-Trios op. 82


On IMSLP free download. Print and you can read as bass clef with the usual add 3 flats transposition.

Harvey used these as good, musical, tutorial material.

Other trio material could be found and worked in same or similar manner.
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Re: Tuba trios recommendations

Postby Bill Troiano » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:58 am

I second the Reicha Trios. I played them numerous times with Harvey and others. I also played them in a bar after a symphony audition with 2 other tuba players. After our performance (of all 6 trios), we were treated like rock stars at that place. I'll stop there.
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Re: Tuba trios recommendations

Postby besson900 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:10 am

I dont know how advanced tuba players are gonna play it but this is a great trio with beautiful story

https://youtu.be/7yngRZCtB9I
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Re: Tuba trios recommendations

Postby PMeuph » Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:24 pm

I also like the Reicha trios, there is an arrangement available on Cimmaron written for two euphs and tuba which is available as a download. The top parts sits nicely on euphonium (only goes to the Ab a couple times, mostly stays below the G) and the two bottom parts shouldn't be an issue for bass tuba, and you could drop couple things down the octave for the third part if you want to play it on contrabass, although its all quite playable where it is.
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