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Tuba, Concert Band - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). Arranged by Brian Harris. 20th Century, Repertoire. Individual Part. 3 pages. Published by Publications (S0.274909).

Item Number: S0.274909


 A wonderful work accessible by even young bands, FLOURISHFOR WIND BAND by British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams is a staplein the repertoire for wind groups.

This Special Tuba part is a minoradjustment of RVW’s original part. As seen in the first sample page, theoriginal contained multiple octave doublings for the tuba section. While thisworks well for mature sections with 4 or more players, the octave choicespresent problems for younger players or bands with fewer tuba players. Byeliminating the various octave doublings, you:

1.     Remove the necessity of editing theoriginal part yourself, telling your tuba/s which octave to play at every spot.

2.     Much cleaner page and easier for the playerto read than marking up the original with octaves scratched out orcircled, etc.

3.     Ensure that the section plays the sameline/octave every time (no options for when they get bored).

4.     Create a more consistent balance among theensemble as some of the notes (low F and G) will be notably softer than theoctave above. If you have only 1 tubist, and they opt for the lowest notes atcertain spots, your balance will suffer. And odds are they will have to omitsome notes as they recover air from playing the lowest notes.

NOTE: This download consists of 3 pages. The first two redactedexample pages you will not want to print. The third page is the actualsingle-line part.


 Other “SPECIAL PARTS” available:

SEA SONGS by Ralph VaughanWilliams: Special Bass Clarinet part (doublingTuba)

FIRST SUITE IN E-FLAT FOR MILITARY BAND byGustav Holst: Special Flute part (replacing E-flat Clarinetsin Mov. 2)

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COMPOSER/ARRANGER: Now retired, Brian Harris holds the Music Education from the Florida State University and was a public schooland college band director for over 30 years. Many of his works are availablefrom and through Sheet Music Plus digital downloads.



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