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Bass Is Loaded

By Michael Forbes

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2 euphoniums and 2 tubas - intermediate
Composed by Michael Forbes. Contemporary. Score and parts. Composed 2007. Duration 4 minutes. Published by Editions BIM (ET.TU153).

Item Number: ET.TU153

Based on a pun of the situation in baseball where all the bases have runners on them and the player at bat has the intense potential to hit a home run and score four runs (termed a "Grand Slam"), this work is a funky feature for the "basses" of the band. The work was written for the tuba/euphonium quartet, Sotto Voce, and is intended as a piece for a quartet or tuba ensemble to close out a concert. It features an improvisation section so the players can create their own solos over the funky bassline.

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