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Bass in the Ballroom

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Roy Newsome

Roy Newsome


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General Info

Year: 1971
Duration: c. 4:50
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Studio Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - £28.95


Instrumentation

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Errata

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Program Notes

For solo tuba and fanfare band, arranged by the composer from the original for tuba and brass band (1972).

- Program Note by publisher


Bass in the Ballroom was the first tuba solo I ever played. It consists of two parts: a tango and a waltz. The tuba part is of a well-judged virtuosity, and the clear-cut melody and elegant rhythms have made it into one of Roy Newsome’s most popular pieces. As a composer and conductor, Newsome (1930–2011) was an influential figure, especially on the British brass band scene. I met him several times, and he also made an arrangement of the piece for tuba and symphony orchestra of which I gave the first performance at a New Year’s concert with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.

- Program Note by Øystein Baadsvik


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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