Concerts by Travelling by Tuba

Travelling by Tuba

 

Concerts

     
     

School Concerts

 
 

Best of British Show by Travelling by Tuba

Best of British Show - Flag Waving

 

‘Best of British Show':

 

Our show opens with a flag-waving British procession before stepping back in time with two of the early invaders: the Vikings with the animal horn and the Romans with their Cornu. From the Tudor period we feature the Sackbut and Cornett playing a typical courtly dance. We then see and hear the first type of Tuba, the snake-like Serpent originally used in the church. In the Industrial Revolution we see how the valve developed with our unique valve machine. The Victorians performed music in their parlours; hear tunes from the time and see how they would have dressed. World War II songs were full of optimism - learn two of them as they are put together at the same time and then continue the patriotic theme in our tribute to ‘The Last Night of the Proms’ in a special suite with an exploding Tuba!!

[Click on the image to downlaod our Best of British leaflet - Opens in a new page]

 
 

Christmas Show by Travelling by Tuba

 

Christmas Show

This features Christmas traditions and instruments from around the world, seasonal music and a few surprises along the way. From Christmas Island and the Conch Shell to the Three Kings and the Dungs from the East, Pere Noel and the French Ophicleide and the Swiss Alpine Horn made from a spruce tree – a type of Christmas tree. This can be part of a full Christmas Performance Day culminating in a performance by the children for their parents and friends.

[Click on the image to download our Christmas, Commonwealth Games and World Cup leaflet - Opens in a new window]

 
     

Around the World in 60 Minutes

Our ‘Around the World in 60 Minutes’ show features weird and wonderful instruments from every continent. Feel the South American Samba Beat and the calming African Spiritual, New Orleans Jazz and British Pomp and Circumstance. As well as our special tribute to the world of opera, we feature the smallest tuba in the world – courtesy of Wessex Tubas.

 
     

Around the World in 60 Minutes - The Sequel

The brand new show ‘Around the World in 60 Minutes – The Sequel’ features a completely different set of instruments - Sousaphone, Pan pipes, Didjeridu, Cimbasso, a Russian Suite packed with the usual audience participation and music from around the world – sure to be a real winner.

 
     

Our Sports Shows

Our Sports Shows visit participating countries at major sporting events, whether it be the Olympic or Commonwealth Games or even the Football World Cup. Hear intriguing facts and figures about the tournaments alongside anthems and musical sporting suites. Contact us about our latest programmes.

 
         
 

 

Travelling by Tuba - Concerts

 

School Concerts

All of our shows feature various wind and brass instruments from around the world as well as different periods of history and touch on areas of the National Curriculum in Music, History, Geography and Science. All concerts are suitable for Nursery and Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.

Maximise the experience with additional Workshop sessions for smaller groups of children (up to 35). Choose from many different themes including Samba, Salsa, New Orleans Jazz, Spanish Tango or even Suzuki tone chimes. Each session climaxes with a performance by the children— no prior musical knowledge is needed. Take this idea further with a Performance Day, where each group performs a different piece in a concert for family and friends at the end of the school day.

Travelling by Tuba I

  (The Original)

Travelling by Tuba II

  (The Sequel)

Travelling by Tuba III

  (The Return)

These are cross curricular presentations suitable for nursery, Keystages 1, 2 and 3 covering areas of the National Curriculum in Music, Geography and Science. There is a strong emphasis on audience participation – a Travelling by Tuba trademark – throughout the performance and the musicians are adept at crowd control.

 
       
 

 

Travleeling by Tuba I— The Original

 

Travelling by Tuba I— The Original

Travelling by Tuba I – The Original, is an exciting presentation tracing the history of brass instruments featuring weird and exotic examples from all over the world.

Our journey begins with a Viking and his horn, an ancient aboriginal didjeridu and a Fijian conch shell.

Travel through time and hear music of the medieval courts played on a band of original fourteenth century instruments. Hear the postman’s posthorn played 400 years ago on the royal mail coach. Meet the first tuba, the weird and wonderful serpent. Watch as it grows valves and becomes the tuba as we know it today.

Discover how the tuba works as we assemble and play our amazing homemade hoseophones. Can you make them work? Cross the Atlantic and meet the swingin’ American cousin of the tuba, the sousaphone – straight from the heart of New Orleans. Finally, watch out for the exploding tuba!

 
         
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Travleeling by Tuba I— The Original

 

Travelling by Tuba I— The Original

Travelling by Tuba I – The Original, is an exciting presentation tracing the history of brass instruments featuring weird and exotic examples from all over the world.

Our journey begins with a Viking and his horn, an ancient aboriginal didjeridu and a Fijian conch shell.

Travel through time and hear music of the medieval courts played on a band of original fourteenth century instruments. Hear the postman’s posthorn played 400 years ago on the royal mail coach. Meet the first tuba, the weird and wonderful serpent. Watch as it grows valves and becomes the tuba as we know it today.

Discover how the tuba works as we assemble and play our amazing homemade hoseophones. Can you make them work? Cross the Atlantic and meet the swingin’ American cousin of the tuba, the sousaphone – straight from the heart of New Orleans. Finally, watch out for the exploding tuba!

 
         
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Travelling by Tuba II— The sequel

 

Travelling by Tuba II— The Sequel

Travelling by Tuba II – The Sequel, features a completely different set of instruments from the four corners of the world.

Framed within a journey around the world, our show begins with the Egyptians and their ocarinas and the Chinese priests with their dragon-headed trumpets.

March with us down the Appian Way of Rome accompanied by the sight of the Roman cornu. Watch out for its blaring Turkish counterpart, the schnib.

A quick stopover in the Swiss Alps reveals the first mobile phone, a 1000-year-old 3.6 metre alpine horn. Next door, see how Salzburg’s most famous citizen, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart would have dressed 300 years ago. Our quietest moment features the South American panpipes. Find out how they work.

Hear our Orchestral Suite, showing how we think certain composers should have written for the tuba. See the tuba do the Can-Can and dance at the ballet!

Compare all this with the angular sounds of our contemporary train journey as we move to a rapturous finale in the world of rock and roll.

 
         
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Travelling by Tuba III— The Return

 

Travelling by Tuba III— The Return

In Travelling by Tuba III – The Return, Chris and Stewart present another completely different set of ancient, weird and exotic instruments from all over the world.

The show begins with two animal horns – a Bavarian shepherd with his gems horn and a Zulu warrior with his spiralling, warlike kudu horn.

Hear the orchestral cousins, the trumpet and trombone. How are they different? Be amazed by the big bass drum. Pretend to make some thunder and join in with our very own trumpet tune.

Travel to the Far East and see the two and a half metre high Tibetan Buddhist Dung encrusted in jewels to thank the Gods for their music. Watch out for Larry the Lama!

Imagine the tuba as the STAR of the opera. Meet the characters and see the action – the opera Carmen in four and a half minutes!

Our specially made valve machine shows clearly how the valve works. Then see the tuba’s valves put firmly to the test in a performance of Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous Flight of the Bumble Bee. Follow us as we head for the stars in our intergalactic finale.

 
         
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