An Audible History of the Tuba via the Serpent, the Ophicleide, and the Cimbasso
Join Susan Bradley as she travels to the beginning of tuba history, following its development from the snaky serpent, through the sad tale of the short-lived ophicleide, taking a side trip to the Italian cousin, the cimbasso, and culminating in the modern tuba.
She bravely confronts the loneliness of the solo tuba player in an exploration of music for unaccompanied tuba, featuring composers such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Barton Cummings, Malcolm Arnold, Lachlan Davidson, Johann Heinrich Schmelzer, Lennon-McCartney, Don Stratton, Arthur Sullivan, and even Richard the Lionheart.
The performance runs for approximately 60 minutes, with no interval.
Listen to Susan's interview with Andrew Ford on ABC's The Music Show.