Posted by Chuck(G) on April 25, 2002 at 14:53:37:
In Reply to: Re: Treble Clef Tuba? posted by Steve Marcus on April 25, 2002 at 14:23:00:
Rummaging through the Library of Congress American Memory collection, it seems that brass band tubas almost always were written for BC, even back to pre-Civil War times. Bb tenor horns seem always to have been TC, but baritones/euphoniums seem to have been done both ways (i.e. both TC and BC parts included in a score). At least this is what I've seen.
So when and where did the custom of writing for tuba TC get started? It almost seems as if the US and Europe went their separate ways almost from the start.