American composer Arthur Frackenpohl
(b. 1924) has written a significant amount of successful repertoire for the brass family. Concertino
for Tuba and Piano reduction is no exception. Frackenpohl
has won multiple awards for his compositions. Published in 1967, Concertino
for Tuba added a significant work to the repertoire of an instrument which lacks in substantial solo compositions. Comprising three movements, the first movement of Concertino
is marked moderato, followed by a lento second movement. The final movement is allegro. All three movements display fine aspects of the Tuba which are often ignored. Suitable for intermediate Tuba players, Frackenpohl
for the instrument is an exciting addition to the instrument's repertoire.