Tuba Safari
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A disc for tuba lovers — great music, great performances!

Gregory Fritze is a prize-winning composer, Fulbright Scholar and an active performer, conductor and educator and is chair of the composition department at Berklee College of Music. His passion for the tuba has inspired numerous compositions and this recording features his music for that instrument performed by Gary Bird, the retired professor emeritus of music at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and friends. The works range from tuba duets to a concertino for tuba and orchestra.
Contents:
Gregory Fritze, composer
Petite Suite for Brass Quintet
HoodleBug Brass

Gregory Fritze, composer
Kilmanjaro
Christian Dickinson, Ryan Wilson, trombone, Jay Hildebrandt, bass trombone, Bob Powers, euphonium, Gary Bird, Gregory Fritze, tuba, Jason Worzbyt, conductor

Gregory Fritze, composer
Concertino for Tuba and Orchestra
Gary Bird, tuba, Oak Grove Symphony Orchestra, Jack Stamp, conductor

Gregory Fritze, composer
Uluru
Bob Powers, Jay Hildebrandt, Geoff Durbin, Christian Dickinson, euphonium, Gary Bird, Gregory Fritze, Justin Beish, Steven Fassnacht, tuba, Shane Velsor, Meghan Johnson, percussion, Jason Worzbyt, conductor

Gregory Fritze, composer
Prelude and Dance
Colonial Tuba Quartet

Gregory Fritze, composer
from Fifteen Safari Duets for Tubas
Gary Bird, Gregory Fritze, tuba

Gregory Fritze, composer
The Broadway Limited
Bob Powers, Jay Hildebrandt, Geoff Durbin, Christian Dickison, Dan Kerstetter, Grant Shearer, euphonium, Justin Beish, Steven Fassnacht, Gregory Fritze, Larry Sarvey, Jon Wylie, tuba, Gary Bird, conductor

Review:
"Fritze's music is generally light, lively, and entertaining–quite tonal but sometimes pungently dissonant." (American Record Guide)

"...an unabashed delight. ...Without exception, every piece of [Gregory Fritze's] here displays both a sure hand of technical craftsmanship and imaginative wit that deftly exploit all the expressive approaches of the lower brass instruments while avoiding even a hint of monotony. ...Urgently recommended not just for fanciers of tuba and low brass instruments, but to anyone willing to set aside possible stereotypical notions about such music and try something unfamiliar." (Fanfare)