Everyone may have heard of The Four Seasons, but Vivaldi has more than two hundred other concerti to his name for the violin alone, alongside countless others for cello, flute, oboe, bassoon and recorder. He also wrote many for solo chamber ensemble, and this example is one of 28 concerti he wrote for two violins, strings and harpsichord. Combining high virtuosity and showmanship in the outer movements with expressive tenderness and delicacy in the middle, this transcription allows two tuba players to work together to show off the real technical and musical potential of their instrument, authoritatively removing any residual preconceptions of what the tuba is capable of.
– Jack Adler-McKean, arranger
Solo Parts Included: Tubas 1-2