*David & Goliath for Solo Tuba and Strings, by Mike Forbes
David & Goliath is a tour de force for the solo tubist and was written for Sérgio Carolino. The piece has been arranged for a number of accompanimental forces. This version is for Solo Tuba with string ensemble (or quintet: 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, and Bass). It pits the solo tubist (David) against the menacing sound of the ensemble (Goliath) in a fight to the death. The piece can be heard with the composer as soloist on his album, "Forbes Plays Forbes."