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- David & Goliath for Solo Tuba and Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, by Mike Forbes
David & Goliath for Solo Tuba and Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, 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 2 euphoniums, 2 bass tubas, and 2 contrabass tubas, though it would also work for the more typical 3 euphonium and 3 tubas. 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 below with the composer as soloist on his album, "Forbes Plays Forbes."