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date: 21 March 2019

Wagner tuba. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Music
Author(s):
Jeremy MontaguJeremy Montagu

A valved brass instrument designed by Wagner (probably with *saxhorns in mind) for use in the Ring, to bridge the gap between the horns and trombones. An upright oval in shape, it was made in two sizes, corresponding to the two main horn keys: a B♭ tenor and an F bass. Wagner tubas were intended to be played by the horn players, who would alternate between the instruments as directed. Modern examples are made (like horns) as double instruments in B♭ and F. Many composers have written for them, including ... ...

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