Self, Jim Tongue in Cheek

Tuba Solos w/Piano

  • Self, Jim

    Tongue in Cheek

    21st Century (2014). For tuba (or cimbasso) & piano. Tongue in Cheek was written for my former DMA student David Holben who is an active free-lancer and recitalist in the Los Angeles area. He has become quite a specialist on the cimbasso and wanted a piece for cimbasso (or bass tuba) and Piano. It was premiered October 22, 2014 at Biola University on cimbasso with Rose Chen on Piano.

    Tongue in Cheek is a short (3:30), fun piece with lots of fast changes and a few humorous snippets of familiar melodies, hence the title. It explores the full range from pedal Bb to F above middle C and is for the advanced player. The harmonic structureis a mix of tonal, modal and bi-tonalities. The first section is a lively scherzo with lots of rhythmic and melodic interplay between the instruments. The middle is a slower waltz returning to the scherzo tempo with development of the original material and a sudden ending. -Jim Self

    (solo sample pages)

    (piano score sample page)

    • Category: Tuba Solos w/Piano
    • Item: 105062
    • Grade/Level: Advanced
    • Price: $19.95

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