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  1. ...and sundry movements of the heart...

    Composer: McNair, Jonathan
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Piano, Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary

    with Piano

    …and sundry movements of the heart… for Tuba and Piano. The four movements of this work explore very diverse (“sundry”) musical territories: abstract and serious, songlike, humorous, pensive and transcendent. Many of the musical ideas were generated in spontaneous improvising sessions or by singing–hence, “movements of the heart.”

    “Prelude” is anchored in its structure by a bold, serious gesture that is heard at the beginning, middle, and end of the movement, developed differently each time. The two intervening episodes are contrasting in tempo, and materials: the first is more abstract, the second a strong, focused melody.

    “Song,” the second movement, is a warmly lyrical tune in a straightforward setting.

    The third movement, “Vaudeville,” is light-hearted and witty.

    “Standing Stones” is titled after numerous sites in the British Isles where ancient people erected huge stones in circles, singly, or even lining broad avenues. The incredible effort required to do so is mind-boggling, given the tools available to the people. And that they were able to make near-perfect circles, with stones aligned by the positions of sun and moon and seasons is further evidence of their intelligence and dedication to ideas and deep feelings far beyond the daily tasks of survival. The music begins very quietly, in deep tones, enigmatic harmonies, and introspective melodies. The music gradually takes on a brighter sound until it reaches an ecstatic climax.

     

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  2. 10 Duets for Tuba

    Composer: Nelhybel, Vaclav
    Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary
    Unaccompanied; published 2006 for the first time Learn More

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  3. 10 Easy Tuba Quartets

    Composer: Paff, John
    Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Euphonium, Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary
    EETT

    This collection of quartets is designed for players who may have had limited experience with small ensemble performance. The ranges are moderate and the rhythms are not complex. Each of the selections offer ensemble and solo or featured passages for all players. Styles, tempos and meters vary from one piece to another. Of course, more advanced players can certainly play and enjoy this set, but the less experienced can have some success with pieces that allow them to concentrate on the musical and ensemble aspects, rather than being slowed by technical elements. These are also designed for the listener’s enjoyment. Enjoy the quartets! Learn More

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  4. 10 More Easy Tuba Quartets

    Composer: Paff, John
    Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Euphonium, Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary
    EETT

    This set of quartets is a continuation of a previous set entitled: Ten Easy Quartets for 2 Euphoniums and 2 Tubas (CM5195). As in the previous volume, the intention is to have selections which are varied in style, while avoiding extreme ranges and key signatures, as well as avoiding complex or difficult rhythms. As in the first group, these give an opportunity for those inexperienced with small ensemble playing to develop these skills and feel a sense of accomplishment. To further identify these quartets with the first set, the numbers of the individual pieces begin with eleven and continue. Players and audiences will enjoy these selections. Learn More

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  5. 10 Trios for Euphonium and Two Tubas

    Composer: Paff, John
    Instrumentation: Trio Instruments: Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary
    10 Trios for Euphonium and Two Tubas is a collection of trios in various styles. By utilizing tubas and a euphonium, a greater range is possible than with either instrument alone, while staying with similar tonal properties. All three instruments are integral in the construction of each selection, and each player is given opportunities to shine. The first four selections could be played together as a suite, but any of the ten can stand alone. The difficulty level ranges from medium to medium difficult. Learn More

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  6. 12 Daze (of Christmas)

    Composer: Traditional Arranger: Howey, Henry
    Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Euphonium, Tuba
    Genre: Christmas
    "The 12 Days of Christmas" gets a new twist in this version for Tuba Quartet (EETT) titled "12 Daze (of Christmas)". All the days are there plus a little humor as well. Learn More

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  7. 12 Easy Duets for Tuba

    Composer: Paff, John
    Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary
    12 Easy Duets for Tuba is designed with young or inexperienced players in mind who may have limited or no previous experience with duets or chamber music. Rhythms, ranges and key signatures are limited in order to accommodate the player in adjusting to the concept of playing in harmony, as well as developing mutual cooperation necessary in playing a duet. The selections are in a variety of styles, while avoiding faster tempos that could add difficulty without benefit. While written to help instruct, the duets are intended to be performable. A young player can feel a great sense of accomplishment when performing a new (to the player) kind of music, and duets can feel more “safe” than a solo to a young performer. Enjoy the fun of playing duets! Learn More

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  8. 12 Vocalizzi

    Composer: Rossini, Gioacchino Arranger: Benton, Robert
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Piano, Tuba
    Genre: Classical

    with Piano

    From the editor:

    Bel Canto is an elusive term to define. While it literally translates to beautiful voice, it was a style of singing that emphasized beauty of tone, flexibility, and ease of execution. The music written in this style was characterized by florid lines and an emphasis of musical line over text. The term bel canto was, interestingly enough, not used until the style had faded somewhat. Rossini, at a dinner party in 1858 said, “Alas for us, we have lost our bel canto.”

    The 12 Vocalizzi in this volume have depth and stand on their own merit amongst the more serious works of Rossini. I recommend these as recital pieces without reservation. They are the equal to-albeit in a different style than-Rachmaninov’s famous Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14 and are ideal for either unaccompanied or accompanied performance, with the included piano accompaniment making them especially suitable for lessons, juries, and solo recitals. I hope you will enjoy working on these pieces as much as I have. They breathe fresh life into the somewhat stale world of bel-canto-for-brass repertoire.

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  9. 14 Concert Duets for 2 Tubas or Bass Trombones

    Composer: Various Arranger: Self, Jim
    Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: Bass Trombone, Tuba
    Genre: Classical

    2 tubas (or 2 bass trombones)

    or tuba/bass trombone with downloadable backing tracks (downloads included for both parts 1 and 2) – recorded by Zach Collins

    Concert Duets is a collection of 14 arrangements of works by prominent 18th-century composers, mostly taken from Trio Sonatas. Duet 11 is a Jim Self original work in the Rococo style; and Duets 12, 13 and 14 are arrangements of the three-movements of the Bach Concerto for Two Violins. Included with this edition are play-along recorded tracks by tubist Zach Collins, who also served as editor of the current edition.

    I created these duets as Christmas gifts for my tuba playing friends, with the first duet being arranged in 1976.  All 14 of the duets are challenging and fun to play and are especially effective as concert pieces.

    As a young musician I had the privilege of playing duets with many of the world’s finest tubists including Harvey Phillips, John Fletcher, Bob Pallansch, Chester, Schmitz, Dan Perantoni, Toby Hanks, Ron Bishop, Winston Morris and Tommy Johnson. I learned more about playing music in these duo sessions than from any other musical activity I have ever experienced. Duets are powerful teaching tools for learning and mastering rhythm, phrasing and intonation and for developing overall musicianship.

    Jim Self:

    Self (b. 1943) is a Los Angeles free-lance musician, a veteran of thousands of Hollywood motion pictures, television shows and records, and tuba soloist on many prominent movies. His tuba was the “Voice of the Mothership” in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He is Principal Tuba/Cimbasso with the Pacific and Pasadena Symphonies and the Los Angeles Opera and Hollywood Bowl Orchestras. Formerly he was in The U.S. Army Band and tuba / euphonium professor at the University of Tennessee. He holds a DMA from the USC Thornton School of Music where he is Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Chamber Music. His compositions and arrangements include works for solo tuba, brass quintet, other brass, string and woodwind chamber music, wind band and orchestra. Jim has produced many solo jazz and classical recordings. His music and recordings are available from Potenza Music and www.jimself.com. Jim Self is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

    Zach Collins, editor:

    Zach Collins is professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2019, he released his first solo album, Chronicle. It was recognized with the 2021 ITEA Roger Bobo Award for Excellence in Recording for the best Solo Tuba Album.

    His interpretation of William Kraft’s Encounters II for Solo Tuba was released on Cambria Master Recordings. Zach performs with Eastern Standard, a horn, tuba, piano trio he formed with Heidi Lucas and Jacob Ertl. The ensemble has released two commercial albums, Eastern Standard and Wanderlust.

    Zach regularly performs with the Keystone Chamber Winds, Altoona Symphony Orchestra, and West Virginia Symphony Orchestras. His compositions and arrangements for brass and for tuba and euphonium can be purchased from Cimarron Music and Eighth Note Publications. Zach earned degrees from Texas Christian University and the University of Southern California. His primary teachers have been Richard Murrow, Jim Self, Tommy Johnson, and Norm Pearson. Zach Collins is a Miraphone artist.

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  10. 15 Canons

    Composer: Various Arranger: Kesten and Kirk
    Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: Tuba
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  11. 15 Duets for Tubas

    Composer: Paff, John
    Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary
    15 Tuba Duets is a collection of pieces featuring a variety of styles, in a medium easy range. Each selection has a title indicating something about the character of that piece, and hopefully adding to the fun of performing and listening. While some of the duets may sound harder than they actually are, effort was made to avoid complex or tricky rhythms, while keeping the pitch range within limits. Learn More

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  12. 15 Pieces for Bass Clef Instruments

    Composer: Carmody, Bill
    Instrumentation: Quartet Instruments: Euphonium, Tuba
    Duets and Trios Learn More

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  13. 15 Tuba Trios

    Composer: Paff, John
    Instrumentation: Trio Instruments: Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary
    15 Tuba Trios is a collection of fifteen pieces for three tubas exploring a variety of styles and ranging in difficulty from medium easy to medium difficult. The first part ranges to slightly above the bass clef staff, while the other two voices range to the middle and below the staff. These trios are intended to give players a fulfilling experience with this type of ensemble, which, because of the problems low register harmony can present, require special listening and dynamic adjustment skills. The trios cover a diverse set of styles and are designed to give each of the three players a part that is important and integral to the piece. As tuba trios are more unusual and unfamiliar to many audiences, these pieces are also aimed at interesting and entertaining audiences with the capabilities of tubas. Learn More

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  14. 15 Two-Part Inventions

    Composer: Bach, Johan Sebastian Arranger: Howey, Henry
    Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: Tuba
    Genre: Baroque
    2 Euphoniums or 2 Trombones Learn More

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  15. 15 Very Easy Tuba Duets

    Composer: Paff, John
    Instrumentation: Duet Instruments: Tuba
    Genre: Contemporary
    15 Very Easy Tuba Duets is a collection designed to help players who might not have had much experience with duets and ensembles. The ranges are limited and rhythms are very simple or in repeated patterns. Key signatures are also within the realm of great familiarity. Intended to be used as a teaching tool for young or inexperienced players, these duets are certainly available and satisfying for performance. A variety of styles are included. Players can gain confidence and satisfaction seeing that they can perform in this type of setting Learn More

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  16. 19th Century Melodies

    Composer: Jacobs and Laville Arranger: Various
    Instrumentation: Solo and Piano Instruments: Piano, Tuba
    Genre: Classical

    with Piano


    I. Lights far out at Sea - Gatty
    II. Down Deep within the Cellar - Fischer
    III. The Water Mill - Diehl
    IV. Unforgiven Days - Roeckel
    V. By the Sea - Schubert
    VI. Romance - Rubinstein
    VII. The Pilot - Nelson
    VIII. Tom Bowling - Debdin
    IX. Minstrel's Song - Nicolai
    X. Come brave the sea - Bellini
    XI. Oh, My home - Abt
    XII. The Melodies of Many Lands - Glover
    XIII. The Fairy Jane - Marzials
    XIV. The Harmonious Blacksmith - Handel
    XV - See, The Conquering Hero comes - Handel
    XVI. Faith -Glover
    XVII. The Hour of Prayer - Nelson
    XVIII. Peace of Mind - Sponholtz
    XIX. Dear old Songs of Home - Abt
    XX. On Wings of Song - Mendelssohn

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