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something very distinctive about the lovable tuba. Here are some
Johann Gottfried Moritz first patented the bass tuba in the year
1835. Further mid-nineteenth century contributions to the instrument’s
construction were made by Cerveny and Adolphe Sax.
in the United States, preferred models of the tuba are the CC or
BB flat types. In Europe, the tuba in F is quite popular. Tenor
tubas (euphoniums) are used primarily in military and brass bands.
Williams wrote a wonderful concerto for this instrument in 1955.
Hindemith and Malcolm
Arnold, among many others, also contributed some nice solo material.
Virtuoso players of note, both past and present include William
Bell, Philip Catelinet and Roger Bobo.
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