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Wessex Prokofiev played in Boston Symphony

Postby Wyvern » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:33 am

Maybe tonight history was made with the return of the BBb tuba? Mike Roylance played the TB693 Prokofiev in concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra - the first professional gig for the new BBb tuba which has been called “the best tuba in the world”.

Opinion: The rich sound produced by the Prokofiev seems to be just the sound that orchestral players have been searching using 6/4 CC’s to try and reproduce the ‘Chicago sound’ - but never with any of the reproductions quite achieving. The Prokofiev sounds just like a 6/4 CC, but with greater resonance and fuller, warmer tone.
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Re: Wessex Prokofiev played in Boston Symphony

Postby happyroman » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:19 am

I heard Andy Smith and Gene Pokorny demonstrate this tuba, along with the two versions of the Chicago York CC tubas last year at a demo at Northwestern University. This tuba had a very distinctly resonant sound. All three were excellent, but the BBb was really special, at least to my ear.
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Re: Wessex Prokofiev played in Boston Symphony

Postby Ken Crawford » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:10 pm

The very best tuba in the whole wide world? Good work guys!
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