As a member of the low brass family, I often find myself humming famous melodies that the tuba does not ever get the chance to play. Ironically, the only thing missing from some of these melodies is the majestic sound of a gargantuan tuba. As many of my low brass brothers and sisters would likely share this sentiment, it was time that these melodies were graciously set on the tuba players’ stands. Something Old, Something New: Ten Duets for Two Tubas takes several of these legendary lines and alters them in all sorts of ways so that the tubist may bellow out the classics. Of the set, half are completely original works and half are based on orchestral excerpts that musicians everywhere recognize and cherish.
III. Horn Concerto No. 1, Strauss
IV. An American in Paris, Gershwin
VI. Symphony No. 5, Mahler
VIII. Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Tchaikovsky
IX. The Rite of Spring, Stravinsky
Score and Parts Included: Tuba