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Needed Piece For Tuba Solo

Post by Carrottopsis » Wed Feb 05, 2003 4:04 am

My son director wants him to play a solo for our spring concert. We have been going through a lot of pieces. We still have not came across the right piece he likes. Their all to dull he says. He wants something upbeat snazzy. He's a third year bass tuba player. Can anyone help him?

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Post by CaptnContra » Wed Feb 05, 2003 4:28 am

Well, I don't know how advanced a player your son is but I've heard a great arrangement of Vittorio Monti's dance for Tuba solo with brass band called Csardas ( or Czardas, depends how its translated ). Its a hungarian gypsy song that will put any good tuba player through their paces.

http://www.sldbrass.com/brassbandtubasolo.htm

Tuba Tiger Rag arranged by Luther Henderson is another piece thats well known and a lot of fun to play as well.

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Post by Ashley » Sat Feb 15, 2003 6:12 pm

If I played Tuba, I'd learn "Flight of the Bubmlebee!"

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Post by someguywhodoesthings » Fri Apr 04, 2003 7:53 pm

Vaughn Williams Tuba Concerto.
I play Tuba and i cannot think of a better piece.
Either that or the Tuba Polka by Canadian Brass.

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Post by PercussionAndAllThatJazz » Sun Nov 23, 2003 1:07 pm

If I played Tuba, I'd learn "Flight of the Bubmlebee!"

Yeah, I agree. But, if not that, convince your director to play an arrangement of Gliere's Russian Sailors Dance...or make your own. A few good recordings can be found here: http://www.blackburnhs.vic.edu.au/musweb/audio/. Happy hunting!
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Post by TMR Quint Kid » Thu Nov 27, 2003 10:15 pm

either Flight of the Tuba bee or Tuba Polka, they are both by Canadian Brass and are very good and fairly hard.

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