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    Default Unaccompanied Tuba Music

    I have no idea. I'm just seeing what the hell can be pulled out of the list of obscure repertoire out there

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    Default persichetti parable for solo tuba

    Album which includes two pieces for solo tube: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/...&comp_id=52187

    Crystal is a small independent label that specializes in chamber music for woodwinds and brass. If you check out their catalogue you may find all sorts of unusual recordings. My wife got me a contrabassoon album for Christmas.
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    You should look at some of the music published by Warwick Music - Lots of unacompanied stuff - there is a new wave of scandinavian composers writing things for brass. You could also do worse than to look for some unacompanied bass trombone music as you might find it is published for tuba and bass trombone. One piece I might suggest would be The Moose Suite, by S. Apon.

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    Vince Persichetti Parable

    Krzysztof Penderecki Parable

    that should get you started, and with a heavy dose of mid-century modernism

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    Sorry, Penderecki Capriccio

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    Quote Originally Posted by dantejones View Post
    Sorry, Penderecki Capriccio
    Any recordings of this?

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    There is, surprisingly, quite a bit out there.

    The Pendericki work mentioned above in on Youtube, you can also find Andrzej Krzanowski's Sonata for Solo Tuba there. In a more lighthearted vein is Øystein Baadsvik's Fnugg, which employs a number of advanced techniques, though I'm not entirely sure if one could class it as classical ( tuba pop? ).

    You may also want to check out Robin Hayward and his work with his microtonal tuba.

    Though ( obviously! ) an arrangement, the Bach cello suites sound quite charming on tuba.

    The tuba is, like most melody instruments, somewhat limited in terms of what it can do by itself. When you open up tuba and accompaniment there is a ton of music out there... modern composers love the tuba.

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    There's also another excellent resource on IMSLP ... found this for solo tuba a minute ago.

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    Alec Wilder composed a lot for the tuba, but I'm not aware of his works for just tuba. Apparently he composed a "convalescence suite" but I haven't heard it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arpeggio View Post
    Album which includes two pieces for solo tube: http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/...&comp_id=52187

    Crystal is a small independent label that specializes in chamber music for woodwinds and brass. If you check out their catalogue you may find all sorts of unusual recordings. My wife got me a contrabassoon album for Christmas.

    Thought you might enjoy this.

    http://www.newyorker.com/cartoons/is...ns-july-3-2017

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    Øystein Baadsvik, a tubaist himself, has written multiple works for his instrument (the most 'famous' of which are Fnugg and Carnival in Venice). Check them out!

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    Default Convalescence Suite (1982) - Alec Wilder

    Convalescence Suite (1982) - Alec Wilder


    This one is fun, here is a link to the entirety of Alec Wilder's Convalescence Suite, Part I,
    performed by me:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...LxJXFDZeHHUyMZ



    Convalescence Suite - Alec Wilder - Part I
    I. Dolce
    II.
    III.
    IV. Gently & otherwise
    V. Forcefully
    VI.


    The reason behind the title of this 18 movement suite is that the composer wrote
    this for his friend, Harvey Phillips, who was hospitalized during the first ever
    International Tuba Conference that he organized. It is written in the spirit of
    good vibes between musician friends even when recovering from illness. Here I
    am performing Part I of III, the first 6 movements of this suite.

    The composer's preservation website: http://www.alecwildermusicandlife.com/

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    Always one of my favorites
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea7XhyIR4Qs

    Both the player and the piece

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