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Synonyms for tuba

the lowest brass wind instrument

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As a result, you also hear a lot of, for example, bass trumpet in Die Walkure, as well as four Wagner tubas (a Wagner invention to bridge the gap between trombones and horns), a contra bass tuba that looks as if it needs a wind machine just to summon a whimper and bass trombonist Herb Poole's homemade steerhorn.
Vaughan Williams: Concerto for Bass Tuba in F minor.
Grose's program will include both transcriptions and original works for tuba, including Suite for Tuba by Don Haddad, Nocturne in E-flat by Frederic Chopin, Sonata for Tuba by Paul Hindemith, Concerto for Bass Tuba by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Four Pieces by Hindemith (assisted by bassoonist Steven Vacchi) and "Beelzebub" by Andrea Catozzi.
Berio scored this thirty-minute work for viola solo and two instrumental groups: group A--flute/piccolo, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, I percussionist, 3 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos, and double basses; and group B--2 flutes/piccolos, oboe, E[flat] clarinet, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, bass tuba, 2 percussionists, keyboard/celesta, 9 violins, 2 violas, 3 cellos, and double bass.
Curiously entries for the prestigious contest - which is shown every two years - can be accepted for the bass tuba, which is more closely associated with orchestras.