Favourite Solo pieces for Tuba?

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  1. Tubby

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    Our band is off to tour USA & Canada next October and I would like to do Celestial Morn by Leslie Condon, it's a cracking solo and probably one of my favourites. I also have a soft spot for the Andrew Mackereth arrangement of Swing Low.

    So what are other tuba players favourite solo pieces?
     
  2. brassneck

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    I don't have the CD, but I think this recording of Celestial Morn (as well as a treasure trove of SA recordings) is played by the composer.
     
  3. brassneck

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    Confirmed on this site featuring recordings from the '60s
     
  4. DublinBass

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    Been listening to "Salt of the Earth" it sounds pretty amazing!!

    I also, like Hoch from Homage to the Noble Grapes.

    BTW...do you have your itinerary fully planned? Would love to have you folks through Columbus, OH.
    pm me if you are interested.
     
  5. Rebel Tuba

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    Blooming 'eck, when you think about it there has been loads of great solos for tubas (and Monster Basses).

    I had a favourite from Sunlife's 1977 LP Oliver Cromwell, called Tuba Tapestry.

    :)eek: another serious posting from the Rebel)
     
  6. matt_BBb_bass

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    Just started practising Celestial Morn! Awesome piece of music! And I agree salt of the earth! 2nd Movement is FANTASTIC! I also quite like Tuba Muckl by Alan Fernie. Thats a really good fun piece!
     
  7. Aussie Tuba

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    He Wipes the Tear : Arr Steve Sykes
     
  8. davetubaking

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    I have that. Played by the late great John Fletcher. Good choice. Not easy.
     
  9. deniswick4

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    Maybe it's a bit populistic, but I really like Gabriel's Oboe with solo tuba and brass band!
     
  10. Boomhauer

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    not populistic for me. I really 'share my yoke'
     
  11. Boomhauer

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    I meant to say i really like 'share my yoke' ........cud sound nice on the tuba!!
     
  12. brassneck

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    I think a modern classic must be Rodney Newton's Capriccio.
     
  13. WorldofBrass.com

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    Badinage by Kevin Norbury, written for Patrick Sheridan and recorded by him with New York Staff Band on a CD called Blazing Brass.

    Les Neish also recorded it, with Fuoco Brass, on which Badinage was the title track.
     
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