WILLIAM LOVELOCK (1899-1986): Tuba Concerto, ALEC WILDER (1907-1981): Tuba Suite No. 1 "Effie the Elephant" (arr. Irving Rosenthal), MICHAEL KENNY (b.1939): Tuba Concerto, CHRISTER DANIELSSON (1942-1989): Concertante Suite for Tuba and 4 Horns, RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (1872-1958): Tuba Concerto in F Minor.
Catalogue Number: 02I066
Label: ABC Classics
Reference: 476 5251
Description: The parameters of this genre are clear and well-known: the ungainly, massive-sounding instrument is put through virtuosic paces as fast as it can negotiate them and then is given lovely, lyrical music to show its surprisingly attractive singing voice. A humorous section intrudes and a bubbling finale rounds things off. That pretty much describes the two Australian concertos and the one by the lesser-known Englishman while the American Wilder's suite, originally commissioned by the owner of Golden Crest Records (remember that label?) as a children's piece is heard here in an arrangement for strings and triangle by a musician who was once a core member of the Stan Kenton Orchestra. Peter Whish-Wilson (tuba), Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; David Stanhope.