Please DONATE to help with maintenance and upkeep of the Wind Repertory Project!


From Wind Repertory Project
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Andrea Catozzi

Andrea Catozzi (arr. Curtis Peacock)

Subtitle: Air Varié. For Solo Tuba and Concert Band

General Info

Year: 1886 / 2016
Duration: c. 6:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Carl Fischer
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $21.99


Full Score
Solo Tuba
C Piccolo/Flute
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III=IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Beelzebub was the prize-winning entry in an 1886 competition for instrumental solos sponsored by the Carl Fischer Company. It was first published in 1887.

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

Acrobatic and fun, Beelzebub for solo tuba and concert band was written by well-known 19th-century tubist Andrea Catozzi. Back in 1886, this grand classic of the early tuba literature won Carl Fischer Music's competition for solo instrumental music. Today, in an era when tuba technique has been pushed ever forward to greater technical heights, this virtuosic piece is more relevant than ever.

- Program Note from publisher

Beelzebub or Beelzebul is a name derived from a Philistine god, formerly worshipped in Ekron, and later adopted by some Abrahamic religions as a major demon. The name Beelzebub is associated with the Canaanite god Baal. In theological sources, predominantly Christian, Beelzebub is another name for Satan. He is known in demonology as one of the seven princes of Hell. The Dictionnaire Infernal describes Beelzebub as a being capable of flying, known as the "Lord of the Flyers", or the "Lord of the Flies".

- Program Note from Wikipedia


(Needed - please join the WRP if you can help.)

State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

Works for Winds by This Composer