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This guide is designed to help you find information about, and music for, the tuba. Use this as a starting point, or browsing tool. As always, consult our catalog for complete holdings information, and when uncertain, ask at the Reference Desk!


Schreitter von Schwarzenfeld: Der musikalische Versuch

New Grove article

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Call number browsing

M95–M99  Tuba alone:
     M95      Collections (more than one composer)
     M96      Original works: Collections (one composer)
     M97      Original works: Separate
     M98      Arrangements: Collections (one composer)
     M99      Arrangements: Separate works
 M264–M265  Tuba with piano accompaniment:
     M264      Collections
     M265      Separate works
 M288–M289  Duets for two wind instruments (of all kinds):
     M288      Collections
     M289      Separate works
 M290–M291  Duets—one stringed and one wind instrument
 M296–M297  Duets—one wind and one plucked instrument
 M315–M319  Piano and two wind instruments
 M320–M324  Piano, one stringed, and one wind instrument
 M335–M339  Piano, one wind, and one plucked instrument
 M355–M359  Three wind instruments
 M360–M364  Three stringed and wind instruments
 M375–M379  Three wind and plucked instruments


Concertos and similar pieces

 M1034.T8  Tuba with orchestra, full scores
 M1034.5.T8  Cadenzas for such works
 M1035.T8  Tuba with orchestra, piano reductions
 M1134.T8  Tuba with string orchestra, full scores
 M1134.5.T8  Cadenzas for such works
 M1135.T8  Tuba with string orchestra, piano reductions


Studies and methods

 MT480  General works
 MT482  Systems and methods
 MT483  Teaching pieces
 MT484  Instructive editions
 MT485  Studies and exercises
 MT486  Orchestral studies
 MT487  Two tubas
 MT488  Self-instructors


Classification Numbers for Books about the Tuba

 ML128 .T8  Tuba bibliographies
 ML970  General works
 ML971  Construction
 ML973  Music and playing

Eastman Tuba Resources

Further Resources

To locate repertoire by Black musicians, please see the Library Guide Music From People Of the African Diaspora. 

To locate repertoire by women musicians, please see the Library Guide Women In Music.

Harvard Dictionary of Music entry

MGG entry

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