Albertasaurus
Albertasaurus Tuba Quartet
David Reid, euphonium
John McPherson, euphonium, tuba
Scott Whetham, tuba
Micahel Eastep, tuba
Arktos 20044
Barcode 7502013092

From jazz to ragtime — to rethinking the classics — the Albertasaurus Tuba Quartet (made up of members of both the Edmonton Symphony and the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestras) present a fascinating and surprising program showing that even the tuba can be a lyrical, colourful vehicle for music of all kinds. “Four Stars” (Rick Phillips, CBC’s Sound Advice), and a Jurgen Gothe CD pick of the week.

On this recording:
Aragonaise, Massenet
Vivace from Trio Sonata in C, J.S. Bach
“Pathètique” Sonata, Beethoven
“Rondo alla Turca,” Mozart
Huge Hugo sels., McPherson
Andante cantabile from Sonata K.330, Mozart
“Minute” Waltz, Chopin
La Traviata sels., Verdi
A Night in a Persian Caravan, Ketèlby
Lullaby of Birdland, Shearing
The Strenuous Life, Joplin
Harlem Rag, Turpin