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Old 11-30-2005, 03:22 AM
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Would it be possible to have some arrangements for tuba-euphonium quartet, and for large tuba -euphonium ensemble of five to fifteen players? The sonority of these groups is magnificent, and the agility and lyricism would surprise many.
I have two tuba-euphonium quartets, (one all-girl), and a larger ensemble of tubas and euphoniums; as we play regularly, we are running out of new and challenging music!
We use all pitches of tubas, so can go from extremely low (bottom of the piano at a pinch) to D an octave above middle C for the euphoniums (one or two higher if absolutely necessary). Parts are preferred in concert pitch bass clef, or tenor clef where appropriate. All players of the ensembles are university standard or higher.
We'd like pieces that are elegant and classy; technical challenge is fine, although not obligatory: sometimes simplicity is gorgeous too!
Can you help? Perhaps the same charts for the multiple cellos mentioned in a previous thread might suit us, too! Thanks, Sue
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Old 11-30-2005, 04:32 AM
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Sounds good!!

As for charts... Maybe they can add new chats and stuff for people just learning then instrument? Like fingering charts... Just an idea!
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Hello Sue.

Of course, we can consider a such repertoire. Do you have any preferred title you'd like to start with? Any your idea is very welcome.

TeenViolaLover: that's a good idea we'll consider.

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Old 12-02-2005, 10:18 AM
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anything by Mozart would be good ( not the first movement of Eine kleine Nachtmusik, that was done years ago for tuba 4tet): an aria from The Magic Flute or Marriage of Figaro? Or maybe some movements of one of Beethoven's late string quartets, perhaps the C#m?
Invitation to the Dance has good impetus: I think that could suit a quartet arrangement.
But I'm happy to take whatever you think would suit such a combination!
Thanks, Sue
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Old 12-02-2005, 12:06 PM
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Hello Sue.

Of course, we can consider a such repertoire. Do you have any preferred title you'd like to start with? Any your idea is very welcome.

TeenViolaLover: that's a good idea we'll consider.

Thank you!


Thanks Fabrizio!!!
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:27 PM
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How about "The Elephant" from the "The Carnival of Animals" by Saint-Saens.
That would be sort of a Tuba piece.
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:34 PM
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This might sound strange, but you (suetuba) should find someone that plays the piccolo and record Mr. Ferrari's trans. of "The Flight of The Bumblebee" for piccolo and tuba. That would be................................................ .................................................. .................................................. ..........................................diffrent .
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How about "The Elephant" from the "The Carnival of Animals" by Saint-Saens.
That would be sort of a Tuba piece.


That's a great idea we'll surely work on.

Thank you!

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Cool.. Sounds like a fun piece... Also the Flight of the Bumble Bee sounds cool!
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Old 12-06-2005, 02:23 AM
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thanks for the suggestions, folks, but no thanks! Those 'humour' pieces have been done to death; and the 'joke' of the tuba being like an elephant wore thin a long time ago.
There's already music in the repertoire for tuba and piccolo; what I would like is interesting music for tuba quartet and large ensemble. Maybe some Schubert songs would be able to use the two contrasting tone colours of euphonium and tuba; 'Erlkoenig' springs to mind, or 'Gretchen am Spinnrad'. As suggested before, Beethoven and Mozart quartet writing could transpose well, I think.
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