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Started by SlasherBindman on Oct 19, 2013 9:55:21 PM
Tubas in the Moonlight

Often regarded as the fat comedy uncle of the orchestra, the tuba nonetheless has its charms.

Recommend music involving tubas here, if you will.

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surferboogiewhatever - 19 Oct 2013 22:00:14 (#1 of 49)

Funny you should ask - I found this the other day and it made me smile (although it is a bit comedy-unclish).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONrOhMW7y4s

ISTR the tuba gets the tune surprisingly often in the Blue Danube (frustratingly for those who only get the "rest TWO THREE rest TWO THREE" bits throughout!)

Turkish - 19 Oct 2013 22:02:35 (#2 of 49)

Grieg's Peer Gynt. Loads of Hindemith. Herbie Flowers (who played bass on Walk On The Wild Side incidentally)'s execrable Tuba Smarties. Lord.

halfnelson - 19 Oct 2013 22:02:42 (#3 of 49)

I always wonder why tuba players are almost invariably depicted as being male and obese.

Turkish - 19 Oct 2013 22:03:28 (#4 of 49)

Depicted? It's because they are?

xbod72 - 19 Oct 2013 23:12:24 (#5 of 49)

Is it tuba in this? Lou Reed's "Make Up" (it becomes more apparent at 1:04).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TFb03PmScY

Turkish - 19 Oct 2013 23:19:05 (#6 of 49)

Must be Herbie. He couldn't help himself. Kept getting it out....

xbod72 - 19 Oct 2013 23:40:58 (#7 of 49)

I don't know why I asked mine as a question. Someone should have posted "of course it's a fucking tuba!" by now.

xbod72 - 19 Oct 2013 23:42:01 (#8 of 49)

More tuba from a related act: Rubber Band by David Bowie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DakPPBqPok

xbod72 - 19 Oct 2013 23:46:30 (#9 of 49)

Roger Waters on tuba:

http://youtu.be/wJuUdwHtqEo?t=1m10s

xbod72 - 19 Oct 2013 23:50:27 (#10 of 49)

Syd Barrett: Effervescing Elephant:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smVYvnnqewA

xbod72 - 19 Oct 2013 23:58:43 (#11 of 49)

The Flumps theme tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmUxPew0xC8

SharkPatoo - 20 Oct 2013 00:03:12 (#12 of 49)

Tsk, that's George Chisholm on the trombone!

xbod72 - 20 Oct 2013 00:09:12 (#13 of 49)

Ah. What, the Flumps one?

Turkish - 20 Oct 2013 00:09:14 (#14 of 49)

Elgar's Enigma Variations don't sound quite the same without a tuba though.

SharkPatoo - 20 Oct 2013 00:14:28 (#15 of 49)

Ah. What, the Flumps one?

Yes

SlasherBindman - 21 Jul 2014 15:48:48 (#16 of 49)

What about the classical repertoire? Are there no tuba concertos?

xbod72 - 21 Jul 2014 16:28:51 (#17 of 49)

Been looking down to the further reaches of your subscriptions list, Slasher?

SlasherBindman - 21 Jul 2014 16:29:57 (#18 of 49)

Yes - putting off something challenging at work.

xbod72 - 21 Jul 2014 16:36:03 (#19 of 49)

Have they asked you to juggle three tubas?

LippyPongstocking - 21 Jul 2014 16:42:01 (#20 of 49)

Are there no tuba concertos?

There are some, Slasher. Two immediately spring to mind, both by British composers - namely Edward Gregson and Vaughan Williams.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvmwhnMesMk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvFRSkptgDU

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