Schreitter von Schwarzenfeld: Der musikalische Versuch (1854-1923)


This guide is designed to help you find information about, and music for, the tuba. Use this as a starting point, or browsing tool. As always, consult our catalog for complete holdings information, and when uncertain, ask at the Reference Desk!


Finding tuba repertoire


Suggested Call Numbers for Shelf Browsing

Below are general call number ranges. For specific call numbers, consult the Library of Congress Classification Schedule in the blue book at the Reference Desk, and/or our catalog.


Tuba alone 


Tuba with piano accompaniment 


Duets – two wind instruments 


Duets – wind and string instruments 


Concertos with orchestra 


Concertos with orchestra (solo with keyboard acc.)


Concertos with string orchestra (full score)


Concertos with string orchestra (solo with keyboard acc.)


Studies and methods


Orchestral excerpts


Studies and methods, children

For trios, quartets, and other ensembles, see the Chamber Music guide.


Suggested Subject Headings

Below are examples of some useful subject headings for use in our catalog. For complete listings of headings, consult the Library of Congress Subject Headings (red books).


Headings for our catalog

Headings for LP catalog

tuba music

Under “tuba”:

tuba and [trombone, horn etc.]


tuba with [band, orchestra etc.]


tuba music tubas 2 

solos with ensembles

sonatas tuba


concertos tuba


concertos tuba solo with piano 


brass trios; wind trios; trios 


brass quartets; wind quartets; quartets

Under “chamber music”:

brass quintets; wind quintets; quintets

duets: tuba

[follow for sextets, septets, octets, nonets]

trios: tuba, etc.


Print Resources for tuba repertoire

Anderson, Paul G. Brass Music Guide: Ensemble Music in Print. Northfield, IL: Instrumentalist, 1987.
          Ref. ML128 .W5 A547 1987 

Arling, Harry J. Trombone Chamber Music: An Annotated Bibliography. Nashville: Brass Press, 1983.
          Ref. ML128 .T76 A724 1983 

Clark, David Lindsey. Appraisals of Original Wind Music: A Survey and Guide. Westport : Greenwood,
          1999. Ref. ML128.W5 C592 1999 

Everett, Thomas G. Annotated Guide to Bass Trombone Literature. Nashville: Brass, Press, 1985.
          Ref. ML128 .T849 E9 1985 

Fasman, Mark J. Brass Bibliography: Sources on the History, Literature, Pedagogy, Performance, and 
          Acoustics of Brass Instruments. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.
          Ref. ML128 .B823 F24 1990 

Haug, Hermann. Bibliography and discography on music for solo wind instruments and orchestra. 
          Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 2004. Ref. ML128.W5 H371 2004 v.3 

Horne, Aaron. Brass Music of Black Composers: A Bibliography. Westport: Greenwood, 1996.
          Ref. ML128 .B823 H81 1996 

Morris, R. Winston. Tuba Music Guide. Evanston: The Instrumentalist, 1973. Ref. ML128 .T8 M877

Morris, R. Winston and Daniel Perantoni. Guide to the Tuba Repertoire: The New Tuba Source Book.
          Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2006. Ref. ML128.T8 T8 2006

Morris, R. Winston and Edward R. Goldstein. The Tuba Source Book. Bloomington: Indiana University
          Press, 1996. Ref. ML128 .T8 T8 1995 


Online resources for tuba repertoire

In-print commercial sources (searchable)

J.W. Pepper

Theodore Front



Finding information about the tuba


Grove Music Online

Clifford Bevan. “Tuba (i).” Grove Music OnlineOxford Music Online. Oxford University Press,
          accessed January 6, 2014,


Suggested call numbers for browsing our catalog or the shelf


Trumpet bibliographies


Books about the trumpet


Studies and methods


Studies and methods, children



Selected print resources about the tuba

The Tuba Family, 2nd ed. Winchester: Piccolo, 2000. ML970.B571 T8 2000

Bird, Gary. Program Notes for the Solo Tuba. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.
          ML973 .P96 1994 

Bobo, Roger. Mastering the Tuba: Complete Book. Rev. ed. Vuarmarens, Switzerland: Éditions Bim, 2003. 
          MT482.B663 M423 2003 

Fasman, Mark J. Brass Bibliography: Sources on the History, Literature, Pedagogy, Performance, and 
          Acoustics of Brass Instruments. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.
          Ref. ML128 .B823 F24 1990 

Mason, J. Kent. The Tuba Handbook. Toronto: Sonante Publications, 1977. ML970 .M399 T8 

Meckna, Michael. 20th-Century Brass Soloists. Westport: Greenwood 1994.
          Ref. ML399 .M487 T97 1994 

Sloan, Gerald. Orchestral Recordings for Low Brass Players. n.p.: Encore Music, 1997.
          Ref. ML156.4 .B73 S63 1997 

Related works may be found by searching the subject: tuba.




The Galpin Society Journal  ML5 .G178
Instrumentalist ML1.I59
International Musician Current Periodicals, Microforms of older issues: Film 1832)
Brass Bulletin  ML5.B8276 W9
Historic Brass Society Newsletter  ML933 .H6731
Das Orchester  ML5 .O63
ITA Newsletter ML1.I6194 N5
ITA Journal  ML1.I6194 J8
NACWPI Journal  ML27.U5 N27AC
T.U.B.A. Journal  ML1 .T885N

Current issues of periodicals are found alphabetically in the current periodicals room (third floor). For call numbers of older, bound issues, look in the Sibley Library Serials list (found on quick reference shelves).



Internet Resources

ITEA Online
Leonard Falcone International Euphonium & Tuba Festival
The Tuba Exchange


Compiled by Phil Ponella, 7/95; Rev. 7/97; Rev. by Jim Farrington 7/99; 11/03; 3/04; 10/05; 2/07; Rev. by Jeff Weeks 1/14