Instrumentation: Solo Instruments: Tuba
"Tubaisms" for unaccompanied tuba by Howard J. Buss is in three short movements: From the Depths, Joviality, and Oompah! Each displays a variety of the unique characteristics of the tuba without using extended techniques or extreme range. The accessible musical language, coupled with the soaring melodies and intriguing rhythms, make this an audience-friendly concert work as well as an impressive contest piece. Because of its modest technical demands, it is suitable for performance by advanced high school and college-level performers.