Andante And Rondo BBb Bass Capuzzi

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by thatbassplayer, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Just wondering is there band parts to accompany this solo?
  2. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Jonathan Mallyon played this a few times at Hadleigh, but I'd have to check whose arrangement it was.

    The version on the Fairey "Diamond Jubilee" recording is credited to Blair, but there are no publisher's details.
  4. Somewhere I have the arrangement. If I find it you can have it, as I'll probably never play it again.
  5. toby hobson

    toby hobson Member

    To be honest I wouldn't bother playing it....nobody (or relatively few people) are interested in serious bass solo's, especially not Bflat Bass solo's.....well apart from a few nerdy bass players that is. Personally I like the Tuba but the day I buy a CD of serious solos for tuba is the same day I rip off my finger nails and douse the bleeding stumps in vinegar!!!! Tuba solo's should be jovial and light. Im afraid serious Tuba solo's are right up there with drum solo's. Interesting to the player but ultimately boring to the listener.
  6. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    You mean, a solo like this one I arranged & dedicated to fellow tMPer, Andy Cattanach?
  7. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    I'd have to disagree with you there - it was always an audience-pleaser when Jonathan played it, and I also recall a cracking version by the New Zealand Naional Band at Regent Hall a few years ago.

    There is place for light-hearted tuba solos, which can be great fun, but there also need to be opportunities to show its more serious side - surely you wouldn't you want every trombonist to stick with "The Acrobat" every time simply because that fits the public's image of the instrument?
  8. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

    :redface: ... back to the drawing board for me then ... :rolleyes:
  9. John Brooks

    John Brooks Well-Known Member

    I remember hearing a recording of Phil Catelinet playing this with, if I recall correctly, the New York Staff Band. I believe it was his own arrangement/transcription. It was many years ago.
  10. katieeuph

    katieeuph Member

    Actually, this is one of the pieces that got me into wanting to play a brass instrument (well, that and quite fancying the 1st baritone player in the local band). I heard it on 'Sounding Brass' and thought it was amazing -it was played by a euph on that recording, I think.

    (Oh, and I'm now married to that baritone player!!):)
  11. bariwizard

    bariwizard Member

    It's tragic isn't it. Everytime I hear someone like Les Niesh, Katriona Marzella, Steve Mead perform wonderfully, and at a world-class level I feel sad that their talents are wasted on what are essentially limited instruments.