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  • Leonard Falcone International Euphonium And Tuba Festival Analysis

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    Euphonium and Tuba Festival first began as a summer euphonium competition that worked in conjunction with the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lakes, Michigan. Its creation was planned by Fritz Stansell, Seymour Okun, Henry Nelson, and Eldon Rosegart as a palpable permanent way to honor the memory of Dr. Leonard Falcone, a famous euphonium player and teacher who served on faculty at Michigan State University for 53 years. Its original primary objectives have been altered to include “and the tuba” since

  • Brahms ' First Symphony, An Angelic Alliance Of Flutes Essay

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    instrument that hardly anyone notices. When I picked up the tuba during my junior year of high school, I quickly became accustomed to less glamorous musical parts, long notes of loosely buzzing lips, and pages of paramount silence. Worst of all, playing the tuba never quite made me a “ladies’ man.” Yet my short-lived stint as a tubist sparked an appreciation in me for the humble instrument’s significance. Were it not for the deep rumbling of the tubas which mirror the melody step-for-step, coloring the piece

  • Persuasive Essay On Auditioning

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    “Tuba number ten, please do not talk in this audition. If you have a question please step out and ask the door manager. Let’s begin! Please play your Bb major scale,” and “Drum major, is your band ready?” send me to an entirely new world of focus. My heart races when I hear these words. Everything I have ever practiced eludes me in these moments yet could not be more clear. The struggles I have dealt with in music have completely changed my view on every aspect of my life. Failure is inevitable in

  • The Symphony Orchestra At The Usf Concert Hall

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    On the afternoon of November 23rd, there was a performance by the USF Symphony Orchestra at the USF Concert Hall. Their performance, which was masterful from beginning to end, featured guest artists Jay Hunsberger on the tuba and Dolly Roberts on the harp. The performance began with Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland, a piece that started with a bang. The pang of a gong, and the beat of the drums, immediately captured and captivated the audience from the start. The slow build that led up

  • Tuba Career Path

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    and have three older sisters already in college and two younger brothers. My future goal is to go to Cowley College for two years and afterward either attend Friends University or Southwestern College for four years. I have always been interested in Tuba playing ever since fifth grade. My research paper will be about how money will affect my career, how much traveling will be necessary, the lifestyle I will have, and why I have chosen this career path. My Senior Project consists of taking at least

  • Tuba Section Leader Report

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    I’m the tuba section leader in the Pride of Broken Arrow (my high school marching band) for my junior and senior year and i’m also a leading and active member at my church, especially in the youth group. Doing those things are very important to me because they gave me some leading experience early on in my adulthood that many people don't get until college or after they start working. Being the Tuba Section leader for two years has been very beneficial to me because I learned leadership skills

  • Tuba Performance Review Essay

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    What intrigues me the most about the tuba in this performance is that it is possible to play the lower notes very loudly. Normally, playing lower pitches in the tuba requires slow buzzing and a lot of air. Towards the end, the soloist belted out the incredibly low notes. Additionally, throughout the performance, I felt a range of emotions from feeling happy to very anxious. The short staccato notes makes me feel cheerful but towards the end, the low pitched long notes makes me feel anxious and worried

  • Bruckner's 8th Symphony Essay

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    With a sense of mystery, highly acclaimed New York Philharmonic conductor Lorin Maazel opened Bruckner’s 8th symphony with a tremolo on the strings and then repeats this tremolando in forte while the brass gloriously brought in the first major theme. Amidst the bright colors and amazing acoustics at Disney Hall, the audience sat in eager anticipation; many of the present members were experienced with Bruckner’s pieces and Wagnerian style. Sitting next to me, David Barry of the LA Philharmonic Board

  • Instruments Used To Describe The Roman Trumpet

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    The word tuba comes from the Latin word tuba. This Latin term was used to describe the roman trumpet. The serpent was invented in France by Edme Guillaume c. 1590s. The serpent had wooden, conical tubing and was 213cm long. The serpent had 6 finger holes and a cup mouthpiece. As years passed other instruments were created before the tuba one of these was the tuba curva. In 1791 in Paris a brass instrument called the tuba curva was created. This instrument was similar to the Roman trumpet and is considered

  • A Solo Instrument Of The Orchestra With String Bass

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    Although the tuba has been around for more 150 years, it 's prominence as a solo instrument did not appear until 100 years after. The tuba shares the role as lowest instrument in the orchestra with string bass. The tuba 's thick, round sound serves as the foundation for the ensemble in both timbre and intonation. Typically never popping out of texture in melodically, the tuba offers the orchestra with a bass voice that defines the harmonic sequence of the music played through the root and inversions