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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Carnival of Venice - on steriods

Norwegian tubist Øystein Baadsvik plays Carnival of Venice with pianist Patti Wolf in a recital at Rice University, Moores School of Music, in Houston Texas in 2005. Øystein Baadsvik has premiered some 40 solo works by composers from the USA, Russia, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland.

The Carnival of Venice is a folk tune popularly associated with the words "My hat, it has three corners." A series of theme and variations contain virtuosic displays of double and triple tonguing in this delightful arrangement by John Fletcher.

Tuba mirum spargens sonum