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Updated: Nov. 20, 2020

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Some background, by David Bugli

Reno, NV, has been presenting TUBACHRISTMAS performances since 1989. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, we are not able to perform together in person this year. I have made an arrangement called "Christmas Tuba Fantasy" featuring five Christmas tunes for tuba-euphonium quartet (2 euphonium parts and 2 tuba parts) to be used in a virtual project. We invite musicians from the Reno area, other parts of the United States, and abroad to be involved. If you wish to participate, please send us a video recording you playing one (or two) of the four parts. We encourage you to dress in TUBACHRISTMAS apparel, ugly holiday sweaters, or festive garb of the season.

The featured tunes in "Christmas Tuba Fantasy" are "Deck the Halls," "O Come, All Ye Faithful," "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," "We Three Kings," and "Angels We Have Heard on High." With the exception of "We Three Kings," this four-and-a-half minute fantasy is closely based on arrangements found in Carols for a Merry TUBACHRISTMAS, Vol. II. We have received permission from the Harvey Phillips Foundation to make and use this new arrangement.

There is a project resource page at DavidBugli.com/tuba2020.htm. PDFs of the parts, audio reference recordings, and other resources are available on the resource webpage. Please read instructions carefully before starting the project.

We are dedicating "Christmas Tuba Fantasy" to the memory of Gary Robert Buchanan (1948-2020), who conducted Reno TUBACHRISTMAS performances from 2004 to 2019.

Please view or download the "Project Instructions" for more details.


Click here to download "Project Instructions."

Unless otherwise noted, data file transfers will be done using WeTransfer.com. You can also use Google Drive, as long as you email links to David Bugli at DCBugli@aol.com.

Parts to download
Due date for videos is Nov. 21, 2020
New Due date for videos is Mon. evening, Nov. 23, 2020

    Euphonium (or Baritone) Parts

  • Euphonium 1 or Baritone 1 in bass clef - click HERE.
  • Euphonium 1 or Baritone 1 in treble clef - click HERE.
  • Euphonium 2 or Baritone 2 in bass clef - click HERE.
  • Euphonium 2 or Baritone 2 in treble clef - click HERE.

    Tuba Parts

  • Tuba 1 - click HERE.
  • Tuba 2 - click HERE.

    Complete score

  • Score - click HERE.

Please contact David Bugli at DCBugli@aol or 775-883-4154 if a part you need is not available.

Reference resources

Reference recording - audio with click track
download from website at http://davidbugli.com/tubastuff/Xmas_Tuba_Fantasy_with_click_track.mp3.

Reference recording - audio without click track
download from website at http://davidbugli.com/tubastuff/Xmas_Tuba_Fantasy_no_click.mp3.

This page last updated 11/20/2020