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Fred Geib Tuba Solos

Fred Geib Tuba Solos Published by Stephen Shoop Music Publications


Note:  All Fred Geib tuba solos listed on this page are available from Stephen Shoop Music Publications- www.ssmpub.com

Spanish Caprice, Op. 5
.  Piano accompaniment by Steven Harlos/edited by Stephen Shoop.  $12.00.  Stephen Shoop Music Publications.  2004.  Grade:  Medium-Difficult.  Ab major.  The piece is in three sections, totaling 74 measures in length.  Range—Ab below the staff to top line Ab.  Includes detached and legato styles.  The “Not Too Fast- Presto” section requires of the tubist considerable technical facility.  TSG1.

The Jolly Sailor, Op. 12.  Piano accompaniment by R. Forst/edited by Stephen Shoop.  $7.00.  Stephen Shoop Music Publications.  2004.  Medium-Easy.  This little solo is in detached style and  reminds me of a single selection from Schumann’s “Album for the Young.”  The piece is in the style of a short sea shanty to be played with plenty of character!  The solo is only 36 measures in length, including a four-measure introduction.  It is in the key of Eb, and written in “cut” time.  The range is from Eb below the bass clef staff to top line Ab—only an octave and a fourth.  The piano part is by R. Forst, who did arrangements for several of Mr. Geib’s published solos during the 1940s.  The Jolly Sailor could be played as a very short encore-type recital piece.  TSG2.

Reverie, Op. 19.  Piano accompaniment by Steven Harlos/edited by Stephen Shoop.  $12.00.  Stephen Shoop Music Publications.  2004.  Medium-Easy.  A “reverie” is a daydream.  F major.  Range is from low F (four ledger lines below the staff) to fourth line F—exactly two octaves.  The piece is 72 measures in length (not counting the sixteen measure repeat).  The solo begins with an eight measure piano introduction (composed by Dr. Harlos).  This is one of Geib’s easier solos.  The piece presents opportunities for musical nuance—such as dynamic contrast and variation of tempo.  Reverie would make a nice legato style recital piece.  TSG3.

In Solemn Mood, Op. 21.  Piano accompaniment by Steven Harlos/edited by Stephen Shoop.  $12.00.  Stephen Shoop Music Publications.  2004.  Medium-Easy to Medium.  Db Major.  Range is from G below the staff to bottom space Ab (scored in the middle to lower register- an octave plus one half-step).  The solo provides an opportunity for considerable musical detail—dynamic contrast, tongue-slur patterns, variety of tempo and intensity, and variation of articulation.  Close attention to details will greatly enhance the performance of the solo.  The piece would be an excellent legato-style recital piece, and a good solo to cultivate melodic playing in the lower register of the instrument.  TSG4.

Rustic Polka, Op. 22.  Piano accompaniment by Steven Harlos/edited by Stephen Shoop.  $12.00.  Stephen Shoop Music Publications.  2004.  Medium-Difficult.  This is a typical theme-and-polka style solo.  Range is from A below the staff to fourth space G.  It is in the key of Bb, in four-four time and in two main sections—(1) Theme, and (2) Polka.  The polka itself is in two sections—the “main” polka and then a trio section in Eb major—and finally a return to the polka section and then coda.  The theme is in the typical legato-tongued style and includes a cadenza.  The second section is a typical polka.  TSG5.

Valse.  Piano accompaniment by Steven Harlos/edited by Stephen Shoop.  $12.00.  Stephen Shoop Music Publications.  2004.  Medium-Difficult.  It is not known why Valse was not assigned an opus number.  Range is from Bb below the staff to Bb on top of the bass clef staff—exactly 2 octaves.  The piece begins with a four measure piano introduction and involves a D.S. al fine.  This solo requires considerable agility and flexibility.  TSG6.

Exercise.  (Unaccompanied/edited by Stephen Shoop).  $6.00.  Stephen Shoop Music Publications.  2004.  Medium-Difficult.  When I received the first group of previously-unpublished solos and this etude from Teri Geib Nielsen, I focused on having piano accompaniment parts arranged for the four solos.  After working through the solos, I began to study the fifth piece of music simply titled “Exercise.”  It soon occurred to me that I had initially overlooked this little gem.  I then decided to make the piece available as an unaccompanied etude/solo.  Mr. Geib’s exercises are fairly short technical etude-like pieces.  The piece is in the key of G minor, six-eight time, and 57 measures in length.  The rhythmic content is mainly sixteenth notes and triplets—which are divisions of the basic eighth note pulse into twos and threes.  Range is from G below the staff to Bb above the staff.  The piece contains no dynamic markings.  Mastering this solo will require considerable technical facility and agility.  Breathing is a particular challenge in this piece since very few places are available to accommodate a full breath.  Therefore I have positioned a number of “catch” breaths or “sniff” breaths in the piece.  Exercise could be performed on a recital as an unaccompanied solo.  TSG7.  

No. 26.  (Unaccompanied/edited by Stephen Shoop).  $6.00.  Stephen Shoop Music Publications.  2004.  Medium-Difficult.  This 55 measure unaccompanied tuba solo is in the key of F minor.  Range is from “F” four ledger lines below the bass clef staff to top line “Ab.”  Mastering this etude will require considerable technical mastery and agility.  Breathing is a particular challenge in the etude since there are very few places to accommodate a full breath.  Therefore, “catch” breaths are necessary and should be taken at the ends of ties throughout the piece.  No. 26 may be performed on a recital as an unaccompanied solo.  This unaccompanied piece is similar to Exercise listed above.  TSG8.

In the Deep Forest, Op. 20.  Fred Geib/Edited by Stephen Shoop.  $10.00.  Medium-Easy.  Stephen Shoop Music Publications.  2005.  Previously published by George F. Briegel.  TSG9. 

Liebeslied.  Fritz Kreisler/Transcribed by Fred Geib/Edited by Stephen Shoop.  $14.00.  Medium.  Stephen Shoop Music Publications.  2008.  “Love’s Sorrow.”  Mr. Geib transcribed this beautiful melody, originally composed for solo violin with piano accompaniment, for use with his applied tuba students at Juilliard.  TSG10. 

 

Tuba Solo with Percussion

Section Accompaniment

The Children’s Carnival and the Elephant.  Fred Geib and Leon Ziporlin/Edited by Stephen Shoop.  $30.00.  Medium-Difficult.  Stephen Shoop Music Publications.  2005.  TSWE1.

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