Eb Bass Solos

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by DublinBass, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. DublinBass

    DublinBass Supporting Member

    Tuba Solos

    What are some of the standard/ great tuba solos in the brass band literature?

    Badinage (Norbury)
    Largo al Factotum (Rossini, arr. Farr)
    Teddy Bear's Picnic (???)
    Tuba Concerto (Gregson)
    Tuba Concerto (RVW)

    Honorable Mention perhaps?
    Bass in the Ballroom (Newsome)
    Frosty the Snowman (arr. S.Smith)
    Hoch (???)
    Impromptu for Tuba (Barry)
    In the Hall of the Mountain King (arr. Geldard)
  2. kiwiposaune

    kiwiposaune New Member

    Celestial Morn - Leslie Condon

    Has anyone transcribed all or some of the Vaughn Williams Concerto for band?
  3. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    There's a good arrangement by Philip Littlemore that James Gourlay has recorded, among others.

    Both the Ellerby and Horowitz concerti are very good
  4. Anno Draconis

    Anno Draconis Well-Known Member

    Tuba Tapestry by Michael Brand (?)
  5. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    How about......

    Tuba Concerto (Barry)

    Carnival for Bass (Carnival of Venice Variations) [Fred Muscroft]
    Czardas (Monti arr. Sykes)
  6. nickjones

    nickjones Active Member

    Ah carnival for Bass...your old fav Ron...and Impromtu for Tuba ( remember that Radio Broadcast we did in Wrexham) did you bump your head on that piano??
    anyway another couple to add to the list...

    Carrioca -arr Steve Sykes Warner Publishing
    Fnuug Blue - Oystien Baadvik
    Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron - Ray Stedman Allan
    Sun has got his hat on....arr Sparke
    Concertino for Tuba - P Sparke
  7. TubaBee

    TubaBee New Member

    Rondo from Capuzzi's concerto for Double Bass (arr. Blair)
  8. Tuba Miriam

    Tuba Miriam Member

    Is there a band arrangement of that?
  9. Brian Bowen

    Brian Bowen Active Member

    Yes, a published one by Phil Catelinet for Eb Bass. I don't know the name of the British publisher off the top of my head, but I remember using it with the NYSB in 1992 in the UK. I did one for Bb Bass many of years ago and no longer have the music, but it was recorded on a CD (available from WoB) by Reading SA Band a year or two ago.
  10. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    We played it when Jonathan Mallyon was our principal EEb, and it's on the Williams Fairey Diamond Jubilee cd, played (excellently) on BBb, arranged Blair.
  11. Chris Hicks

    Chris Hicks Member

    Basso continuo
  12. Jonesy

    Jonesy Member

    He Wipes the Tear. Saw Steve Sykes play this, it was sublime :clap:
  13. JDH

    JDH Member

    Capriccio by Rodney Newton is my favourite.
  14. 1alexm

    1alexm Member

    the bombastic bombardon:D
  15. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    Czardas is fantastic. Can't anywhere near play it, but I guess that's why I like it so much!

    Few simpler ones for the young/novice Tubist - still lots of fun though

    Forty Fathoms
    The Ploughboy
    Tijuana Tuba

    Wish there were more decent BBb Bass solos though. Our Eb cousins get all the limelight.
  16. lausonbass

    lausonbass Member

    there is already a thread that i started when i was looking for a solo called bass solos (i think) might be of some help
  17. Di

    Di Active Member

  18. Tuba Solos

    although for a Sop Cornet or Eb Horn does sound impressive on an EEb Tuba with plenty of expressive style and Melodic sound

    Cappricio by Robert Newton is all class

    Steve Ford
    Kew Band Melbourne
  19. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Rodney Newton's "Capriccio" is pretty good as well, but I doubt if he'd be much good as Long John Silver ;)
  20. basspower

    basspower Member

    The Trouble with the Tuba is .... William Relton

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