This work was commissioned by the Besses o’ th’ Barn Band with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain. It was written for, and is dedicated to, John Fletcher, who gave the first performance in Middleton Civic Hall, near Manchester, on 24 April, 1976, with Besses o’ th’ Barn Band conducted by the composer. Another interesting feature about the premi?re was that it was recorded by BBC Television for an Omnibus programme with Andr? Previn as presenter. The concerto exists in three versions: with brass band (1976), orchestra (1978) and wind band (1984).The concerto is in three movements, following the usual, quick-slow-quick pattern: Allegro deciso,Lento e mesto, Allegro giocoso. The first movement has a sonata form shell with two contrasting themes, the first one being rhythmic in character, the second lyrical. There is a reference made in passing to the Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto, but this merges into the other material in the development section.The second movement begins with a chorale, but after the entry of the tuba it leads to a cantabile theme, softly unfolded by the soloist. The opening chorale passage returns, this time briefly on muted brass, and leads to a middle section which is more chromatic in style and soon builds to a powerful climax, where the opening cantabile theme triumphantly returns. The music subsides, returning to the opening chorale and ending peacefully.The finale is light and breezy in style, and is cast in rondo form. After a brief introduction the tuba announces the main rondo theme, which is dance-like and a little jaunty. There are two episodes: the first a broad sweeping tune, the second a slowish waltz and a little jazz-like. After a virtuoso cadenza reference is made to the very opening of the concerto before the work ends with a triumphal flourish.The Tuba Concerto has established itself as one of the main works in the solo tuba repertoire. It has been performed and broadcast in over 40 countries all over the world. There are currently six commercial recordings of the concerto in its various versions.resolution in C major, pointed by a simple but expansive melody towards which the piece has been heading, and ending in a blaze of joyful colour.Estimated delivery 10-12 days
A great way to feature your top tuba player or guest artist at your next concert. This new mini-concerto for tuba shows the many qualities of the instrument - "flashy," "whimsical," "tender," and sometimes "in-your-face!" The band has great parts, too! A great addition to the tuba's repertoire!Estimated delivery 10-12 days
Tuba in Cuba has a Latin flair that provides a terrific opportunity to recruit new tuba players. This work from Victor Lpez features the melody only in the bottom of the band. The tuba part is cued to support the section's melody statement, and the spicy flavor is added from the percussion section. Qu bueno! (1:45)Estimated delivery 3-5 days
Extra Score. Written for Steven Sykes, Concerto for Tuba opens with a majestic statement punctuated by truculent chords from the band. This leads to a ritmico movement full of virtuosic flair. The second movement explores the tender, lyrical side of the tuba whilst the third movement demonstrates the gymnastic abilities of the instrument finishing with an animated conclusion. Duration: 15:30
Score and Parts. Written for Steven Sykes, Concerto for Tuba opens with a majestic statement punctuated by truculent chords from the band. This leads to a ritmico movement full of virtuosic flair. The second movement explores the tender, lyrical side of the tuba whilst the third movement demonstrates the gymnastic abilities of the instrument finishing with an animated conclusion. Duration: 15:30
Recorded on the Canadian Brass CD High Society, "Deep River" is a beautifully crafted Luther Henderson arrangement that features the tuba. John Moss does a wonderful job of adapting this for band and giving the spotlight to the entire tuba section! (Grade 3-4)
Written to be playable by a professional soloist and a decent high school level ensemble, this theme of variations for tuba and band takes the listener on a journey through four extremely contrasting styles (or Temperaments) - neo-classical, swing, chorale and scherzo - with plenty of opportunity for the soloist to shine and show off his or her double-tonguing chops.
When writing his tuba concerto, Philip Sparke wanted to create a work which explored the many aspects of the instrument's technical and vocal qualities but without resorting to caricature. The result is a concerto in two joined movements, which can both be programmed individually, that contains both many lyrical lines together with stunning virtuosic passages. An outstanding concerto that tuba players and brass band audiences alike will enjoy and applaud.Estimated delivery 10-12 days
Concertino for Tuba is a welcome addition to the collection of works in which the tuba plays an important role. James Curnow's great understanding of the low brass instruments, and his dynamic, varied and colourful style, make this a wonderful piece of music.Estimated delivery 10-12 days
Tuba book only. Over the course of ten years, legendary young-band composers John O'Reilly and Mark Williams composed and arranged over 100 creative works that correlate with specific pages in their highly successful band method, Accent on Achievement. These arrangements are now available in a book format that includes 22 full arrangements in each collection. The Classical Collection includes authentic, carefully arranged music of the master composers from the Renaissance through the Romantic Period. Titles: Allegro from Water Music; Elizabethan Dances; Mozart Minuet and Rondo; Night at the Pops; Ave Verum Corpus; Joyful, Joyful; A Night at the Opera; Finale from Brahms #1; Best of Beethoven; Surprise Symphony Variations; Renaissance Dances; An Evening with the Masters; Classic March Duo; A Mozart Mix; St. Anthony Chorale; Can Can; Bach March and Musette; Saturday at the Symphony; An Afternoon at the Ballet; The Big Three; Mozart Serenade and Dance; Two Grieg Sketches.