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Carnegie
Mellon
University


School
of
Music

Craig
Knox,
Instructor


Literature
and
Repertoire
(Tuba)

Syllabus

(updated
12/11)


The
purpose
of
this
class
is
to
introduce
and
study
important
tuba
solo
repertoire,
orchestra
and
band

audition
excerpts
and
etude
material,
and
to
learn
approaches
for
improving
and
mastering
the

performance
of
the
assigned
material
and
other
similar
pieces.
This
class
augments
the
individualized

instruction
of
the
tuba
which
takes
place
in
the
Major
Studio
course.
In
this
class:


• The
student
will
be
assigned
a
piece
to
study
and
prepare
for
each
class.
In
preparation
for
the

class,
the
student
will
listen
to
recordings,
study
the
complete
score,
contemplate
varied
stylistic

performance
options,
and
practice
the
performance
of
the
selection.

• The
student
will
be
prepared
to
perform
the
assigned
selection
in
the
class,
in
front
of
the

instructor
and
other
students.

• The
student
will
receive
comments
on
his
or
her
performance
from
the
instructor
and
other

students.

• The
student
will
listen
attentively
to
the
performances
of
the
other
students
in
the
class,
and

will
be
prepared
to
give
comments
on
the
performances
when
asked.

• The
student
will
learn
about
the
physical
and
technical
approaches
which
are
required
for
the

highest
level
of
performance
of
the
repertoire
studied.


• The
student
will
learn
about
the
musical
and
stylistic
options
which
can
be
employed
to
most

effectively
present
the
repertoire
studied.

• The
student
will
learn
about
the
mental
approaches
to
playing
which
result
in
consistently

compelling
performances.

• 


TUBA
REPERTOIRE
AND
STUDY
MATERIALS


Craig
Knox,
Instructor

(revised
6/10)


Most
sheet
music
materials
available
at:


www.rkingmuisc.com

www.hickeys.com


www.bvdpress.com


www.encoremupub.com


*
=
Required
core
materials


EQUIPMENT


*
metronome
(with
sub‐division
capability)


*
tuner
(with
pitch
generator)


*
recording
device
with
built‐in
or
external
microphone,
such
as
Zoom
H2
or
H4


*
breathing
tube
(4"
length
of
3/4"
diameter
PVC
pipe)


*
mouthpiece
rim
visualizer
(www.windsongpress.com)


STUDIES


*
Arban:
Method
for
Tuba
(or
Trombone)


*
Bach:
Cello
Suites


*
Baer:
Tonic/Dominant
Scales
for
Tuba


*
Bordogni/Rochut:
Melodious
Etudes
for
trombone
(or
tuba
edition
by
Wesley
Jacobs)


*
Blazhevich:
70
Studies


*
Wesley
Jacobs:
Low
Register
Studies


*
Wesley
Jacobs:
Developing
High
Register
(3
volumes)


*
Kopprasch/Young:
60
Studies


*
Snedecor:
Low
Etudes
for
Tuba


Bach/Bixby/Bobo:
Bach
for
the
Tuba

Baer:
Cross‐Training
Scales
for
Tuba


Blume:
36
Studies
for
Trombone
with
F‐attachment


Charlier:
Transcendental
Etudes


Brad
Edwards:
Simply
Singing
for
Winds


Getchell:
First
Book
of
Practical
Studies


Wesley
Jacobs:
Loud
Playing


Ostrander:
Shifting
Meter
Studies


Schlossberg:
Daily
Drills
and
Technical
Studies


Tyrrell:
Advanced
Studies


Vasiliev:
24
Melodious
Etudes


C.
Knox
Materials,
page
2


STUDY
MATERIALS,
OTHER


Stephen
C.
Colley:
Tune‐Up
(Basic
training,
version
for
tuba)
www.tuneupsystems.com


Kenneth
Amis,
ed.,
The
Brass
Player’s
Cookbook


Timothy
Gallwey,
The
Inner
Game
of
Tennis


Don
Greene,
PhD:
Fight
Your
Fear
and
Win,
Performance
Success,
Centering



 www.dongreene.comhttp://www.dongreene.com


Jeffrey
Agrell,
Improvisation
Games
for
Classical
Musicians



SOLOS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Anderson:
Lyri‐Tech
I


Arnold:
Fantasy
for
Tuba


Arutiunian:
Concerto


Baadsvik:
Fnugg


Bach/Bell:
Air
and
Bouree


Bach/Cooley:
Partita
in
a
minor


*
Bach:
Cello
Suites


Barat:
Introduction
and
Dance


Barnes:
Concerto


Bencriscutto:
Concertino


Bernstein:
Waltz
for
Mippy
III


Bozza:
Concertino


*
Broughton:
Sonata


Capuzzi:
Andante
and
Rondo


Casterede:
Sonatine


Corwell:
Aboriginal
Voices


D’Almeida:
Concerto


Defaye:
Morceau
de
Concourse
II


Ellerby:
Concerto


Ewazen:
Concerto


Gardonyi:
Sonate


*
Grant:
Three
Furies


*
Gregson:
Concerto


Gregson:
Alarum

Haddad:
Suite
for
Tuba


*
Hartley:
Suite
for
Unaccompanied
Tuba


Hayden:
Chaconne


*
Hindemith:
Sonata


Kellaway:
The
Morning
Song


Koetsier:
Sonatina


Koetsier:
Concertino


Kraft:
Encounters
II


Larsen:
Concert
Piece


Lebedev:
Concert
Allegro


Lebedev:
Concerto
in
One
Movement



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 C.
Knox
Materials,
page
3


Lundquist:
Landscape


Madsen:
Sonata


Mahler/Carlson:
Songs
of
a
Wayfarer


Marcello:
Sonatas
for
String
Bass


*
Penderecki:
Capriccio


*
Persichetti:
Serenade
No.
12


*
Plau:
Concerto


*
Plog:
Three
Miniatures


Plog:
Sonata


Plog:
Statements


Plog:
Concerto


Plog:
Nocturne

Powell:
Midnight
Realities


(Solos,
continued)
 
 
 
 
 
 


Ross:
Villanella


Salzedo:
Sonata

 
 
 
 
 
 















Schumann/Cooley:
Drie
Romanzen


Schumann/Cooley:
Adagio
and
Allegro


Schumann/Cooley:
Fantasiestucke


Senaille:
Introduction
and
Allegro
Spirituoso


Shostakovich/Bobo:
Adagio
from
“Limpid
Stream”


Spillman:
Four
Greek
Preludes


Spillman:
Two
Songs


Halsey
Stevens:
Sonatina


John
Stevens:
Salve
Venere,
Salve
Marte


John
Stevens:
Suite
No.
1
for
solo
tuba


*
John
Stevens:
Journey
(Concerto)


John
Stevens:
Triumph
of
the
Demon
Gods


Thomas
Stevens:
Variations
in
Olden
Style


F.
Strauss/Fischer:
Nocturne


Strobel:
Dans
Profundo


Szentpali:
Concerto


Szentpali:
Caprices


Tcherepnin:
Andante,
op
64


Vaughan:
Concertpiece
#1


*
Vaughan
Williams:
Six
Studies
in
English
Folksong


*
Vaughan
Williams:
Concerto

*
Wilder:
Suite
No.
1,
“Effie”


Wilder:
Sonata


*
Rolf
Wilhelm:
Concertino


Earnest
Williams:
Second
Concerto


*
John
Williams:
Concerto


Woodward:
Concerto


York:
Concerto


C.
Knox
Materials,
page
4


York:
Sonata
"Shamanic
Journey"


York:
Elegy
for
an
Angel


York:
Directions


Zinos:
Elegy
for
Tuba
and
Piano


CORE
ORCHESTRAL
EXCERPTS
 
 
 
 
 
















Torchinsky
excerpt
books
from
www.encoremupub.com


Orchestral
tuba
parts
from
www.cherry‐classics.com


Berlioz:

 Hungarian
March


Symphonie
Fantastique


Romeo
and
Juliet


Benvenutto
Cellini


Corsaire
Overture

King
Lear
Overture


Brahms:
 
 Symphony
2


Bruckner:
 
 Symphonies
4,7,8


Franck:

 Symphony
in
d
minor


Gershwin:
 
 An
American
in
Paris


Groffe:
 
 
 Grand
Canyon
Suite


Hindemith:
 
 Symphonic
Metamorphosis
 
 
 















Holst:
 
 
 The
Planets
 
 
 
 
 
















Mahler:

 Symphonies
1,2,5,6


Mussorgsky/Ravel:
 Pictures
at
an
Exhibition


Nielsen:
 
 Symphony
#4


Prokofiev:
 
 Symphony
#5


Romeo
and
Juliet


Lt.
Kije


Respighi:
 
 Fountains
of
Rome


Revueltas:
 
 Sensemaya


Shostakovich:
 
 Symphony
#9,
10


Strauss:

 Ein
Heldenleben


Till
Eulenspiegel


Stravinsky:
 
 Petroushka


Verdi:
 
 
 Overture
to
La
Forza
del
Destino


Wagner:
 
 Meistersinger
Overture


Ride
of
the
Walkure


Lohengrin,
Act
III
Prelude


Williams:
 
 Return
of
the
Jedi:
Suite



 
 
 


C.
Knox
Materials,
page
5


BASIC
LISTENING
STUDY
LIST


All
of
the
Core
Orchestral
Excerpts,
as
well
as:


Bach:
 
 
 Cello
Suites;
keyboard
works


Beethoven:
 
 Symphonies


Bernstein:
 
 Symphonic
Dances
from
Westside
Story


Brahms:
 
 Symphonies;
German
Requiem


Copland:
 
 Symphony
3


Debussy:
 
 La
Mer


Dvorak:

 Symphonies
8,9


Elgar:
 
 
 Enigma
Variations
 
 
 
 
 




Hindemith:
 
 Mathis
der
Maler;
Concertmusic
for
Strings
and
Brass


Janacek:
 
 Sinfonietta


Kodaly:

 Hary
Janos
Suite


Mahler:

 Symphonies;
Lieder


Mozart:

 Symphonies;
operatic
works,
overtures;
horn
concerti


Prokofiev:
 
 Symphony
5,6;
Alexander
Nevsky;
Romeo
and
Juliet
Suites


Respighi:
 
 Roman
Trilogy
(Pines,
Fountains,
Festivals)

Schubert:
 
 Symphony
8,9


Shostakovich:
 
 Symphony
1,5,6,7


Sibelius:
 Symphony
1,2,5



Strauss:

 Tone
Poems;
horn
concerti


Stravinsky:
 
 Rite
of
Spring


Tchaikovsky:
 
 Symphonies
4,5,6;
Romeo
and
Juliet
Overture


Verdi:
 
 
 opera
overtures


Wagner:
 
 operas;
overtures