Essential excerpts for tuba from original works written for wind ensemble

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Brent Meadows Harvey (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Dennis AsKew

Abstract: "The need for a standard course of study to assist in preparing students for military band auditions is apparent due to the current number of tuba positions in premier military service band organizations. This examination of Essential Excerpts for Tuba from Original Works Written for Wind Ensemble is intended to be an important document in the field of tuba performance and teaching for practice, preparation, and study of the original wind symphony literature written for tuba. The excerpts included in this text are selected based on a general survey created by the author. The Tuba Excerpt Survey, completed by retired and current premier military service band tuba players and select college and university tuba professors, generated a standard list of excerpts that produced the desired information that finalized the specified essential tuba excerpts to be included and reviewed in this document. By setting performance boundaries, inspecting the musical details of the excerpts, and separating an undergraduate curriculum into appropriate levels of study, a classification and distribution of the found scores and excerpts among different levels is established in this text. Upon examination of these excerpts, additional methodologies and corollary studies have been integrated into the paper to further facilitate student practice and preparation of these essential excerpts for tuba among original compositions written for the wind ensemble medium."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Language: English
Date: 2007
standard course, study, students, military band, auditions, tuba, Essential Excerpts for Tuba, Original Works written for Wind Ensemble
Tuba--Studies and exercises
Wind ensembles--Analysis, appreciation
Band music--Analysis, appreciation

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