Fanfare for A Big Man for Tuba Ensemble (EETTTT) and Percussion (Printed and shipped)

Jim Self


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Fanfare for A Big Man was written for Tommy Johnson who  passed away in October 2006. It was premiered on the Memorial Concert for Tommy held a the Unversity of Southern California on Dec, 3, 2006 and played the “99 Tubas”: a group of friends, former students and professional musicians—all deeply affected by his teaching and friendship. He was my teacher and mentor in Los Angeles and my colleague in the music business and at USC. The fanfare is a 2 minute tribute to Tommy with a reference to his oft heard warm-up using the Sherherazade theme and one to his famous solo from the movie Jaws. The score calls for 2 euphoniums, 2 bass tubas, 2 contra-bass tubas and 3 percussionists. It works well for large tuba-euphonium ensemble. 

Jim Self is a Los Angeles free-lance musician, a veteran of thousands of motion pictures, television shows and records, and tuba soloist on many prominent movies. He is Principal Tubist with the Pasadena and Pacific Symphonies, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Los Angeles Opera and Opera Pacific orchestras. His compositions and arrangements include works for solo tuba, brass quintet, and other brass and woodwind chamber music.

More about Jim and his recordings can be found here:

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Weight 14 oz

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