Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Tuba Concerto was written in 1953/4 in response to an invitation to compose a work for the Golden Jubilee of the London Symphony Orchestra. Vaughan Williams was by then in his eighty-second year. The lively, outer movements both conclude with extended cadenzas, while the beautifully lyrical Romanza is Vaughan Williams at his best. Phillip Littlemore’s brass band arrangement is a welcome addition to the brass band repertoire.
Brass Band Grade 6: Championship
Duration: 15 minutes