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Tuba Concerto

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James Barnes

James Barnes

General Info

Year: 1996
Duration: c. 18:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts - $0.00   |   Score Only - $0.00


Full Score
Solo Tuba
Flute I-II
Piccolo (doubling Flute)
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Clarinet I-II-III
Bass Clarinet
Contra-Alto Clarinet in Eb or Contrabass Clarinet in Bb
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Bassoon I-II
Trumpet I-II-III
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion (3 players) utilized:

  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Tambourine
  • Bell Tree
  • Glockenspiel
  • Xylophone
  • Vibraphone
  • Crotale (D)
  • Chimes


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Program Notes

In the first movement the tuba enters with the theme at m. 23, marked “Jolly.” This theme is broken into segments played by the ensemble with interruptions by the tuba. A countermelody enters in the tuba part at m. 71. The recapitulation occurs at m. 203 followed by a cadenza in m. 257. The second movement begins with an accompaniment similar to the first of Satie’s Gymnopedies. In the melodic line throughout the movement are stepwise sixteenth notes. The opening of the Rondo beings has a syncopated rhythmic motif which recurs throughout the movement. Near the end of the movement is a tuba cadenza which ends with multiphonics.

Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Recent Performances

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Additional Works for Winds by this Composer

Additional Resources

  • Barnes, J. (1997). Concerto for tuba Op. 96b [score]. San Antonio, TX: Southern Music Company.