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Tuba Standards


Four Year Progression for Tuba

The Methods/Etudes and Solo sections of this document are lists from which the instructor and student can choose.   Note that there is some overlap of material between the years.   Etude books are often used over several years, and solos can be appropriate at more than one level.  Other material at the appropriate level can also be substituted by the instructor.  Music Education and Music Therapy Majors would be expected to work from 2-3 etude books each semester, as well as learn two movements from a solo, or a solo piece that has contrasting sections.  Performance majors would be expected to cover more ground in the etude books, and to learn an entire multi-movement work, or two contrasting solos each semester.     

* indicates repertoire most commonly used

Freshman Year

SCALES
All major scales and arpeggios – 1 or 2 octaves (teacher's discretion)
Chromatic scale – two or more octaves at teacher's discretion

WARM-UPS
Remington – Warm-ups
Pilafian and Sheridan – Brass Gym

METHODS/ETUDES
Arban – Famous Method for Tuba (or Trombone, 8va basso)
Blazhevich - 70 Studies, Vol. 1 (Robert King edition)*
Bordogni/Rochut - Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Vol. 1, 8vabasso*
Getchell - Practical Studies
Kopprasch – 60 Selected Studies
Tyrell - 40 Advanced Studies*

Vasiliev – 24 Melodious Etudes



SOLOS
Bach - Air and Bouree*
Buchtel – Introduction and Rondo
Capuzzi – Andante & Rondo*
Haddad – Suite*, Two Pieces   
Handel/Little – Larghetto & Allegro
Holmes – Lento
Marcello/Little – Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Sonata in C Major, Sonata in a minor*
Mozart/Swanson – Menuetto
Rachmaninoff/Allen – Vocalise*
Schubert/Fischer - Frhlingsglaube
Sowerby – Chaccone
Telemann/Chidester – Andante and Allegro,  Adagio and Allegro, Prelude and Allegretto*
Vaughan - Concert piece No. 1
York – Sea Dreams

ORCHESTRAL/BAND EXCERPTS
Holst – First Suite in Eb, Second Suite in F
 
Sophomore Year

SCALES
All natural minor scales and arpeggios – 2 octaves (teacher's discretion)
Chromatic scale – up to 3 octaves

WARMUPS
Clark – Technical Studies for Cornet

METHODS/ETUDES
Arban – Famous Method for Tuba (or Trombone, 8va basso)
Bordogni/Rochut - Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Vol. 1, 8va basso*
Blazhevich - 70 Studies, Vol. 1 (& II) (Robert King edition)*
Cimera – 73 Advanced Etudes*
Kopprasch – 60 Selected Studies*
Tyrell - 40 Advanced Studies
Vasiliev – 24 Melodious Etudes

SOLOS
Barat - Introduction and Dance*
Bencriscutto – Concertino (1969)*
Beversdorf – Sonata*
Brahms/Little – Five Songs
Buchtel – Introduction and Rondo
Capuzzi – Andante & Rondo*
Corwell – New England Reveries (tape)*
Curnow – Concertino*
Frackenpohl – Concertino, Variations                                                                            
Galliard - Sonata No. 6
Hartley – Sonata, Sonatina*
Haydn/Bowles – Sonata No. 7 (1st mvt.)
Holmes – Lento
Marcello/Little – Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Sonata No 5 in C Major, Sonata in a minor*
Mozart/Barnes – Per Questa Bella Mano
Saint-Saëns/Fischer - Romance, Op. 36*
Schubert/Fischer – Frhlingsglaube
Tcherepnine – Andante*
Vaughan Williams - 6 Studies in English Folk Song  (Cello)*
Vivaldi – Sonata in A minor (No 3?)  Morris *
York – Sea Dreams

ORCHESTRAL/BAND EXCERPTS
Berlioz – Hungarian March
Brahms – Symphony No. 2
Respighi – Fountains of Rome
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 4, No. 6

Junior Year

SCALES
Minor scales, all three forms – 2-3 octaves (teacher's discretion)
Chromatic scale, full range of the instrument

WARMUPS
Clarke - Technical Studies for the Cornet
Schlossberg - Daily Drills and Technical Studies for Trumpet

ETUDES
Blazhevich - 70 Studies, Vol. 2 (Robert King edition)
Bordogni/Rochut - Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Vol. 2, 8va basso*
Cimera – 73 Advanced Etudes*
Kopprasch - 60 Selected Studies*
Sear – Etudes for Tuba*
Snedecor - Low Etudes for Tuba*

SOLOS
Beversdorf – Sonata*
Brahms/Fischer - Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103, Vier ernste Gesangs (Four Serious Songs)
Broughton - Sonata (also called Concerto)*
Corwell – Aboriginal Voices (tape)
Dufaye – Suite Marine*
Frackenpohl – Concertino
Gabrieli, D – Ricercar unacc
Gregson – Concerto*
Handel – Sonata No. 6 in F Major*
Hartley – Suite
Hindemith – Sonata*
Lebedev - Konzert (European edition)*
Marcello/Little – Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Sonata No 5 in C Major, Sonata in a minor*
Mozart/Barnes –  Horn Concerto No. 3, No. 4
Muczynski – Impromptus
Nelhybel - Suite
Painpa/Voxman – Concert piece
Persichetti - Serenade No. 12*
Telemann - Sonata in f (Cello)*
Tcherepnine – Andante*
Vaughan Williams - 6 Studies in English Folk Song (Cello)*

ORCHESTRAL EXCERPTS
Bruckner – Symphony No. 7
Strauss – Ein Heldenleben, Til Eulenspiegel
Wagner – Die Meistersinger
Wagner – Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin


Senior Year

SCALES
Diatonic and chromatic scale patterns, expand range

WARMUPS
Clarke – Technical Studies for the Cornet
Schlossberg – Daily Drills and Technical Studies for Trumpet

ETUDES
Bordogni/Rochut - Melodious Etudes for Trombone, Vols. 2 & 3, 8va basso*
Fritze – 20 Characteristic Studies*
Maenz - 12 Spezial Studien
Sear – Etudes for Tuba*
Snedecor – Low Etudes*

SOLOS
Arnold – Fantasy
Barnes – Yorkshire Ballad
Beversdorf – Sonata*
Broughton - Sonata (also called Concerto)*
Elgar/Fischer - Chanson de nuit, Op. 15, No. 1
Elgar/Fischer - Chanson de matin, Op. 15, No. 2
Elgar/Fischer - Salut d'amour, Op. 12
Frackenpohl – Sonata
Gregson – Concerto*    
Handel – Sonata No. 6 in F Major*
Hartley – Sonata*                                
Hindemith – Sonata*
Jacob – Suite
Koetsier – Sonatina*                                                    
Lebedev - Konzert (European edition)*
McFarland - Sketches
Muczynski – Impromptus
Persichetti - Serenade No. 12 (unacc)*
Spillman – Four Greek Preludes (unacc)
Stevens – Sonatina*
Strauss – Nocturne*, Concerto for Horn op 11
Torchinsky - Orchestral Excerpts
Vaughan Williams – Concerto*
Wilder - Suite No. 1 ("Effie")*, Sonata, Elegy for a Whale
York – Arioso Gloria

ORCHESTAL EXCERPTS


Berlioz – Symphonie Fantastique
Mahler – Symphony No. 1, mvt. 3
Prokofiev – Symphony No. 5, mvt. 1
Stravinsky – Petrouchka "Peasant with Bear"
Wagner – Die Walkre
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