Posted by Aubrey Foard on November 27, 1999 at 18:44:23:
In Reply to: Re: Practical playing range posted by Jay Bertolet on November 27, 1999 at 12:24:07:
I'll be playing the Vaughan Williams with a band in February and another one in May, so being able to hit a high Ab on a C tuba is basically mandatory for me (but I'll be playing the first cadenza the Micheal Lind way, not the written way). A local composer, James Woodward, wrote a tuba concerto that was premiered by Alan Baer that hit a double high C, but it was done on an F tuba. If you're writing the piece for a fairly good tuba player, you can probably be pretty liberal.