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Angels & Demons / Tim Buzbee, tuba; Faith Debow, piano

Audio Samples

>Reed, Alfred : Fantasia a due, for tuba & piano
>York, Barbara : Elegy for an Angel, for tuba & piano
>Stevens, John [Conductor] : Salve Venere, Salve Marte, for solo tuba
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 46
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 105
>     Wie Melodien zeiht es mir leise durch den Sinn, Op. 105/1
>Schumann, Robert : Liederkreis, Op. 39
>Ferran, Ferrer : Sonata del Angel Caido, for tuba & piano
>Grant, James : Waltz for Betz, for viola & piano
>Plog, Anthony : Miniatures (3) for tuba & piano
>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission
>Meador, James : Apocalyptic Voices, for tuba & piano
>Nielsen, Carl : Canto serioso, for horn (or cello) & piano, FS 132
>Buzbee, Timothy : Tubifer's Saga, for tuba & piano

Album Summary

>Reed, Alfred : Fantasia a due, for tuba & piano
>York, Barbara : Elegy for an Angel, for tuba & piano
>Stevens, John [Conductor] : Salve Venere, Salve Marte, for solo tuba
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 46
>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 105
>Schumann, Robert : Liederkreis, Op. 39
>Ferran, Ferrer : Sonata del Angel Caido, for tuba & piano
>Grant, James : Waltz for Betz, for viola & piano
>Plog, Anthony : Miniatures (3) for tuba & piano
>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission
>Meador, James : Apocalyptic Voices, for tuba & piano
>Nielsen, Carl : Canto serioso, for horn (or cello) & piano, FS 132
>Buzbee, Timothy : Tubifer's Saga, for tuba & piano
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

For his third recording on Albany Records, tuba phenomenon Tim Buzbee has produced an excellent selection of recorded works for the tuba, this time featuring an eclectic group of composers (including Buzbee himself) and their unique styles. One could say that Buzbee's approach to music and playing the tuba is emotionally charged and perhaps even spiritually driven, and that underlying energy clearly reveals itself through the music in the pieces recorded here. Adding to that energy is a certain spiritual dichotomy that conjures up mental images of angels and demons or good versus evil. Many of the pieces presented here delve deep into the soul triggering a range of emotions from sadness and pain to exuberance and joy. The music is so emotional and moving that it is easily forgotten you are listening to a tuba, and in doing so Buzbee has achieved what every musician strives to accomplish.

American Record Guide, July / August 2012
The album ends with Buzbee's very humorous 'Tubifer's Saga' (2008). He plays the three tuba parts while stentorian-voiced narrator Josh Gorman tells of "a character named Tubifer and his battles with the conductor and upper management". The tuba sounds by turns sonorous and grotesque.

Excellent artistry by pianist Faith Debow.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010).



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Works Details

>Reed, Alfred : Fantasia a due, for tuba & piano
  • Performers: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Faith Debow (Piano)
  • Notes: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>York, Barbara : Elegy for an Angel, for tuba & piano
  • Performers: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Faith Debow (Piano)
  • Notes: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Stevens, John [Conductor] : Salve Venere, Salve Marte, for solo tuba
  • Performers: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Faith Debow (Piano)
  • Notes: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 46
  • Performers: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Faith Debow (Piano)
  • Notes: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1864

>Brahms, Johannes : Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 105 :: Wie Melodien zeiht es mir leise durch den Sinn, Op. 105/1
  • Performers: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Faith Debow (Piano)
  • Notes: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1886

>Schumann, Robert : Liederkreis, Op. 39
  • Performers: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Faith Debow (Piano)
  • Notes: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1840

>Ferran, Ferrer : Sonata del Angel Caido, for tuba & piano
  • Performers: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Faith Debow (Piano)
  • Notes: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 14 sec.

>Grant, James : Waltz for Betz, for viola & piano
  • Performers: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Faith Debow (Piano)
  • Notes: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Plog, Anthony : Miniatures (3) for tuba & piano
  • Performers: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Faith Debow (Piano)
  • Notes: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Morricone, Ennio : The Mission
  • Performers: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Faith Debow (Piano)
  • Notes: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Meador, James : Apocalyptic Voices, for tuba & piano
  • Performers: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Faith Debow (Piano)
  • Notes: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Nielsen, Carl : Canto serioso, for horn (or cello) & piano, FS 132
  • Performers: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Faith Debow (Piano)
  • Notes: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Buzbee, Timothy : Tubifer's Saga, for tuba & piano
  • Performers: Timothy Buzbee (Tuba); Faith Debow (Piano)
  • Notes: Haskolabio University Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland (07/24/2010-07/26/2010)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 13 sec.