Scrambles for 3 Tubas (PDF download)

Jim Self


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This bass tuba trio was written for my USC colleagues Norm Pearson, Doug Tornquist and me to play on a faculty recital we gave in 2018. It begins with a slow intro followed by a fast odd-meter romp section. Then a slow “pretty interlude that blends into fast section dominated by hemiola. The odd-meter romp returns and the piece ends with some high unison C’s and dissonant half steps. Lots of fun here!

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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