“Harvey’s Tuba” is a tribute to Harvey G. Phillips, the Paganini of the tuba, one of the most prestigious and influential musicians of the past generation in the world of brass, who developed a successful career as tuba soloist and teacher during the second half of the 20th c.
Harvey was Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, soloist, orchestral musician, founder of Octubafest, Tubajazz, Tubachristmas and Tubasantas, promoter of countless pieces commissioned for the tuba repertoire and regular guest lecturer at conferences and workshops around the world. He expanded the horizons of the tuba as a solo instrument, putting it within reach of everyone and playing music of different styles, showing the possibilities of the instrument. He uniquely influenced the development and repertoire of the tuba.
The parts are available in PDF format on an included CD.