Phillips Mr. Tuba

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  • Phillips

    Mr. Tuba

    With warmth and humor, tuba virtuoso Harvey Phillips tells the story of his amazing life and career from his Missouri childhood through his days as a performer with the King Brothers and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circuses, his training at the Juilliard School, a stint with the US Army Field Band, and his freelance days with the New York City Opera and Ballet. A founder of the New York Brass Quintet, Phillips served as vice president of the New England Conservatory of Music and became Distinguished Professor of Music at Indiana University. The creator of an industry of TubaChristmases, Octubafests, and TubaSantas, he crusaded for recognition of the tuba as a serious musical instrument, commissioning more than 200 works. Enhanced by anextensive gallery of photographs, Mr. Tuba conveys Phillips's playful zest for life while documenting his important musical legacy. 479 pages. Hard cover. -the publisher

    Table of Contents

    Foreword by David N. Baker
    Acknowledgments

    1. Growing Up in Missouri
    2. King Bros. Circus Band
    3. Traveling with the Greatest Show on Earth
    4. Juilliard, Studying with William J. Bell
    5. Freelancing 101
    6. Carol
    7. Chamber Music, New York Brass Quintet
    8. A New York Professional
    9. On Tour with the New York Brass Quintet
    10. Family, Friends, and Summer Activities
    11. New England Conservatory of Music
    12. The Search for TubaRanch
    13. Institute for Advanced Musical Studies
    14. Bassed in Bloomington
    15. Carnegie Hall Recitals
    16. Indiana University Retirement
    17. Renaissance of the Tuba: A Summary
    18. On Being a Teacher
    19. Performance Tips
    20. Coda

    Friends and Colleagues
    Appendix
    Index

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