for Solo Tuba and Symphonic Band

by Amparo Edo Biol


Concerto for Tuba and Symphonic Band inspired by three foundational geometric figures. The first movement, Cube, is based in groups of four, and equal square presences. The second movement, Sphere, is based on the circle of fifths and round shapes. The third movement, Pyramid, is based on groups of three and triangular pitch shapes.

Dedicated to Javier Edo Mañó.

Commissioned by Asociación Española de Tubas y Bombardinos for the Festival AETyB 2016.

Winner of the International Women Brass Conference Composition Competition 2019.

Tuba and Piano reduction version also available


Year: 2016

Duration: 14 minutes

Difficulty: 4.5


I. Cube
II. Sphere
III. Pyramid



Solo Tuba

Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes (2nd doubles on English Horn), 2 Bassoons

Eb Clarinet, 2 Soli Bb Clarinets, 3 Bb Clarinets, Bass Clarinet

2 Alto Saxes, 2 Tenor Saxes, Baritone Sax

4 Horns, 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, Flugelhorn, Euphonium, Tuba

Timpani, 4 Percussion, Violoncello (opt.), Double Bass (opt.)


Buy a digital copy of Foundations for Solo Tuba and Symphonic Band. Full Score version includes the open conductor score for study and analysis. Score and Parts version includes the full conductor score and all individual parts for performance.