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The Tubas Unlimited Magic Tubas

Not since Rich Matteson and Harvey Phillips collaborated to create TUBAJAZZ, has there been such an earth shattering ensemble assembled. The Tubas Unlimited: Magic Tubas is a tribute to Gene Puerling, creator of The Singers Unlimited. Through Joe Murphy, Gene Puerling’s spirit and musical brilliance have been reincarnated in this CD. Each phrase is exact. Each dynamic is duplicated. Every note is purposeful. This IS The Singers Unlimited, right down to every breath, but with The Tubas Unlimited.

  • Gilbert O'Sullivan: Clair
  • Bart: Oliver!
  • Where Is Love? (arr. G. Puerling)
  • Coates, C: London by night
  • Herbert, V: Indian Summer
  • Mandel, J: Emily
  • Lennon, J: Yesterday
  • Lennon, J: The Fool on the Hill
  • Duke, V: Autumn in New York
  • Duke, V: April in Paris
  • Schmidt, H: Try to Remember
  • Lennon, J: Michelle
  • McCartney: Here There and Everywhere
  • Charles Fox: Killing Me Softly with His Song
  • Gene Puerling: One More Time Chuck Corea


Christmas Tubas

The internationally acclaimed Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble (TTTE) recently celebrated its 40th anniversary (2007). The Tennessee Tech group is the most recorded ensemble of its kind in the world (this special Christmas release is the 25th recording project by the ensemble), has toured throughout the eastern half of the United States for over 40 years, and is the only music group in the state of Tennessee to receive the Tennessee Board of Regents "TBR Academic Excellence and Quality Award." Since its inception in 1967, the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble has been responsible for the creation of hundreds of new compositions, has been listed on the Grammy Entry List for its recordings, and is the only tuba ensemble to have performed multiple concerts (eight) in New York's famous Carnegie Recital Hall.

  • Carol of The Bells
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah
  • Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  • Greensleeves
  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman
  • Deck The Halls (with Bells of Tubas)
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • Here Comes Santa Claus
  • Frosty The Snowman
  • One Horse Open Sleigh (Jingle Bells)
  • Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
  • It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
  • 12 Days Of Housetops!
  • Go Tell!
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Merry Christmas Darling
  • My Favorite Things
  • Whats This? from The Nightmare Before Christmas


Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble & All That Jazz

This compilation of jazz tunes is extracted from the 3rd 4th, 5th and 6th complete LP recordings done by the TTTE. The Ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary during the 2006/2007 academic year and we take tremendous pride in being able to reissue these recordings. The four original recordings, recorded between 1979 and 1986, are as follows: Title: The Tennessee Technological University Tuba Ensemble Recorded: Spring 1979, Derryberry Hall Auditorium, Tennessee Tech University, Title: LIVE!!! The Tennessee Technological University Tuba Ensemble Recorded: May 19, 1980; North Texas State University, Denton, TX, at the Second National Tuba-Euphonium (sic) Symposium-Workshop, 1980. Title: Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble and “All That Jazz” Recorded: May 25, 1985; Title: Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble presents Heavy Metal Recorded: May 24, 1986, both recorded at D.I.Y. Recording Studios, Hendersonville,TN.

The Tennessee Tech Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble(1979-80 & 1985-86)

Euphoniums Tubas Rhythm
Bill Cherry
Billy Arnold
Teddy Breach
Darin Cochran
John Garr
William Hunley
John Garr
Carroll Gotcher
Ken Kile
David Ledbetter
Mack Lewis
Scott Norton
Mike O'Connor
Louis Oliver
Nancy Parrott
Ann VanCleave
Ernie Walls
Steve Williams
Marcus Arnold
Mary Barrow
Jerry Beckman
Lyn Bingham
Vincent Bryson
Gerald Cates
Flo Crouch
Mike Drewry
Mike Dunn
Kevin Jenkins
Jeff Kile
Charles McAdams
Charles Menoche
Joe Murphy
David Nichols
Tim Northcut
John Pennell
Richard Perry
David Porter
Jay Pursley
Ken Riddle
Bob Rust
William Smith
Jeff Stills
Jeff Weiler
Barry Wilmoth
David Wiseman
Guitar: Rick Neal
Guitar: Randy Gouge
Drums: Yvonne Cobbige
Drums: Doug Farmer
Drums: Rocky Garrison
Timpani: Phillip Hart
Electric Bass: Billy Arnold
Acoustic Bass: Charles McAdams
Keyboard: Kevin McElrath
Drums: Rob Donaldson
Bass: Jeff Stulce
  • Just a Closer Walk with Thee - Traditional/arr. Garrett
  • Won't You Come Home Bill Bailey - Traditional/arr. Garrett
  • Chimes Blues - Traditional/arr. Garrett
  • Nature Boy - Eden Ahbez/Cherry
  • Beneath the Surface - Wayne Harrison
  • Corner Pocket - Freddie Green/Esleck
  • Moondance - Van Morrison/Kile
  • Two Tunes (You Stepped Out of a Dream; Temptation) - Nacio Herb Brown/Sample
  • Chops! - Glenn Martin
  • Spain - Chick Corea/arr. Arnold
  • Birdland - Josef Zawinul/arr. Arnold
  • Cole Porter Medley - Cole Porter/Sample
  • Sweet Georgia Brown - Bernie, Pinkard, and Casey/Garrett
  • Eli's Coming - Laura Nyro/Cherry
  • A Tubalee Jubalee - James Garrett
  • My Favorite Things - Rodgers and Hammerstein/Cherry
  • Gershwin Medley - George Gershwin/Sample
  • Corazon - Carole King/arr. Arnold
  • Lullaby of Birdland - George Shearing/Perry
  • Wot Shigona Dew? - Ted Wilson
  • Bluesin' Tubas - Glenn Martin

Legacy

The internationally acclaimed Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble celebrated its 40 th anniversary during the academic year 2006/2007. Over 200 former members of the TTTE were invited back to the Tennessee Tech campus to bring their horns and participate in a 40th Anniversary Reunion celebration. And this special 24-member All-Star Alumni Ensemble was organized and met on campus to record and present world-premiere performances of nine major new compositions by David Baker, John Cheetham, Gregory Danner, Martin Ellerby, Eric Ewazen, Aldo Rafael Forte, Adam Gorb, Tony Plog, and Gunther Schuller that were commissioned specifically for this event. Additional performances were presented by the ensemble in Chicago , Washington and New York at the world famous recital hall at Carnegie Hall. The ensemble's greatest legacy, however, lies in the nurturing of dozens of professional music teachers and tuba/euphonium performers who actively teach and perform throughout the world and other members who have pursued and excelled in many other professions.

The Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble All-Star Alumni

Euphoniums Tubas Percussion
Cory Belvin (TTU '97-'03), U.S. Army Ground Forces Band
Lloyd Bone (TTU '91-'95), Professor, Glenville State College
Bryce Edwards (TTU '96-'01), U.S. Navy Band, Washington , DC
Seth Fletcher (TTU '00-'03), Doctoral Assistant, UNC/Greensboro
Carroll Gotcher (TTU '82-'88), Music Educator, Euphoniumist with "Euphoria"
Joshua Hauser (TTU Faculty), Professor, Tennessee Tech University
Atticus Hensley (TTTE Member '98-'99), Music Educator, Euphoniumist with " Euphoria"
Ashley Sample (TTU '93-'98), Music Educator, South Granville High School , North Carolina
Jimmie E. Self (TTU '70-'73), Professor, East Tennessee State University
Kelly Thomas (TTU '93-'97), Professor, University of Arizona
Scott Beaver (TTU '97-'03), United States Military Academy Band
David T. Brown (TTU '89-'93), U.S. Army Band, Washington , DC
Jason Byrnes (TTU '91-'95), Professor, University of Northern Colorado
Gerald Cates (TTU '81-'85), United States Military Academy Band
Mike Dunn (TTU '78-'83), Professor, University of Colorado
Angelo Kortyka (TTU '98-'03), Professor, Xavier University , Cincinnati
Tim Northcut (TTU '79-'83), Professor, University of Cincinnati
Richard Perry (TTU '83-'87), Professor, University of Southern Mississippi
David Porter (TTU '76-'80), U.S. Air Force Band (retired), Washington , DC
Joe Skillen (TTU '87-'91), Professor, Louisiana State University
John Visel (TTU '00-'05), Graduate Assistant, Indiana University
Kenyon Wilson (TTU '88-'92), Professor, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Eric Willie (TTU Faculty), Professor, Tennessee Tech University
Paul Deatherage (TTU '01-'05), Free-Lance Percussionist, Middle Tennessee
  • BASSA NÒBILE - John Cheetham
  • THREE PROFILES - Tony Plog

Commissioned by the Tennessee Tech University Fine Arts Foundation and MIRAPHONE

  • Mr. P.
  • The New Breed
  • T.J.Bozo
  • PINNACLE - Greg Danner
  • FASOLT'S REVENGE - Adam Gorb

Commissioned by Tennessee Technological University with funds from Center Stage Events

  • EPITAPH VI: PHOENIX RISING (COVENTRY/DRESDEN) - Martin Ellerby
  • BASSO CANTANTE - Eric Ewazen
  • REFRAINS - Gunther Schuller

Commissioned by Tennessee Technological University for the

Tennessee Tech University 40th Anniversary All-Star Alumni Tuba Ensemble.

Respectively dedicated by composer and ensemble to

Harvey G. Phillips, the greatest tuba artist on planet Earth.

  • Arabesque
  • Evensong
  • Somewhat Eccentric
  • Perpetuum Mobile
  • BLUES ODYSSEY - David N. Baker
  • DYNAMO - Aldo Rafael Forte


Vintage

(a.k.a. “The GOLDEN CREST YEARS - the CD”)
This Golden Crest TTTE compilation CD presents, with the exception of two jazz pieces ("Tribute to Duke Ellington" and "Nostalgia Medley", which simply would not fit on the CD) all of the tracks from the first two recordings ever done by the TTTE. The specifics for each of these two releases is as follows: Title: Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble Recorded: April 26, 1975, Derryberry Hall Auditorium, Tennessee Tech University; Title: Tenn Tech Tuba Ensemble Presents Their Carnegie Recital Hall Program Recorded March 15, 1976, Golden Crest Studios, Huntington Station, New York.

When the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble Golden Crest, LP: QCRS 4139 (SQ Quadraphonic recording) was recorded on April 26, 1975, by the late Clark Galehouse, it was the first commercially produced tuba ensemble recording devoted exclusively to the tuba ensemble. Since that initial TTTE recording, the ensemble has produced over 20 recordings between 1975 and 2007, making it certainly the most recorded tuba ensemble in history.

The Tennessee Tech Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble (1975 & 76)

Euphoniums Tubas Rhythm
Carson Caldwell
Bill Cherry
Alan Clark
Tim Greer
Nancy Holland
Bruce Maples
Joseph Northcut
Nancy Parrott
Dan Stancil
Tom Tupper
Bill Acuff
Marcus Arnold
Flo Crouch
George Gray
Marty Hill
Mike Kincaid
Tim Lawhern
Scott Myckowiak
Ronald Peace
Steve Smelcer
Myron Stringer
Harold Tipton
Marimba: Charles Hiebert
Traps: Charles Covington
Percussion: Neil Rutland
Percussion: Thomas Wilson
Guitar: Richard Lane
  • When Tubas Waltz - Alfred H. Bartles
  • Brazil - Ary Barroso/arr. Morris
  • Tuba Juba Duba - Terry Hutchinson
  • Malaguena - Ernesto Lecuona/arr. Morris
  • Tocatta and Fugue in D Minor - J.S. Bach/arr. Morris
  • Concerto Basso - Walter Ross
  • Adagio/Allegro feroce
  • Marche Funebre
  • Allegro scherzando
  • Come, Sweet Death! - J.S. Bach/arr. Sauter (dedicated to the memory of William J. Bell) 
  • Reflections on a Park Bench - David Beale
  • Air from Suite No. 3 in D - J.S.Bach/tr. Harvey Phillips
  • Treatments for Tuba - Richard Stroud
  • Allegro
  • Lento
  • Presto Agitato


Heavy Metal

This compilation of compositions is extracted from three early release LP recordings done by the TTTE. The three original recordings, recorded between 1979 and 1986, are documented as follows: Title: The Tennessee Technological University Tuba Ensemble Recorded: Spring 1979, Derryberry Hall Auditorium, Tennessee Tech University; Title: LIVE!!! The Tennessee Technological University Tuba Ensemble Recorded: May 19, 1980, North Texas State University, Denton, TX, at the Second National Tuba-Euphonium (sic) Symposium-Workshop, 1980. Title: Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble presents Heavy Metal Recorded: May 24, 1986, D.I.Y. Recording Studios, Hendersonville, TN. These pieces represent a significant body of repertoire; all original compositions for the tuba/euphonium ensemble.

The Tennessee Tech Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble(1979-80 & 1986)

Euphoniums Tubas Rhythm
Bill Cherry
Billy Arnold
Teddy Breach
Darin Cochran
John Garr
William Hunley
Carroll Gotcher
Ken Kile
David Ledbetter
Mack Lewis
Scott Norton
Louis Oliver
Nancy Parrott
Ann VanCleave
Ernie Walls
Steve Williams
Marcus Arnold
Mary Barrow
Lyn Bingham
Vincent Bryson
Flo Crouch
Mike Drewry
Mike Dunn
Kevin Jenkins
Jeff Kile
Charles McAdams
Charles Menoche
Joe Murphy
David Nichols
Tim Northcut
John Pennell
Richard Perry
David Porter
Jay Pursley
Ken Riddle
Bob Rust
William Smith
Jeff Stills
Jeff Weiler
Barry Wilmoth
David Wiseman
Guitar: Rick Neal
Drums: Yvonne Cobbige
Drums: Doug Farmer
Timpani: Phillip Hart
Electric Bass: Billy Arnold
Acoustic Bass: Charles McAdams
Keyboard: Kevin McElrath
Drums: Rob Donaldson
Bass: Jeff Stulce
  • Consortium - John Cheetham
  • Tubasonatina - Thom Ritter George
  • Sea Chanty
  • Meditation
  • Dance
  • Out of the Depths - John Dodson
  • Howdy! - Wayne Pegram
  • Tuba Quartet Op. 59 - Crawford Gates
  • Preludium
  • Chorale
  • Finale
  • Heavy Metal - Marvin Lamb 
  • Illusion - Soichi Konagaya
  • Scherzando for Tubular Octet - Charles Knox
  • Exigencies - Matthew Ruth
  • Tuba Magic - Rocco DiGiovanni
  • Miniature Jazz Suite - James Garrett
  • Boogie Down - Al Jarreau/arr. Murphy

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