Tuba and hi-hat
Composed by Michael Burns. Solo music, 20th century. Published by Potenza Music (P2.90001).
Blues for Tuba, AKA "Blues for a Flat Tuba, Blues for a Stolen Tuba!" was written by Michael Burns for Dennis Askew in 1998. The piece calls for Tuba and Hi-Hat and the tuba player is required to glissando and sing through the mouthpiece while sustaining a 'C.' Burns writes, "The tuba is generally relegated to playing bass lines and providing the foundation of the group while hardly ever getting the solo spotlight. This piece partially explores both roles with the player acting as both the 'walking' bass line and the solo voice.".