Breathless (Tuba Quartet/2 Percussion)
This is a bit of fun I had after a conversation with a percussionist friend who stated categorically that ‘tubas can’t groove – they can’t be funky!’.
So I gave myself the challenge of making a ‘classical’ piece for tubas and percussion that would have a groove and be funky.
I played all the tuba parts and programmed the percussion in my studio, so apologies to all serious tuba players out there for the rough edges around the playing — it’s been a long time since I last got paid for blowing down a piece of bent metal!!