"Fantasia for Tuba and piano"
by Bartolomé Pérez Casas
, probably one of the earliest works ever written for these two instruments, is now available from the Tritó
catalogue. The project to publish this landmark work for the tuba entailed a major research effort by both the publisher and reviser Miguel Moreno Guna, from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, to find the composer’s original manuscript as well as the historical documentation essential for the best possible recreation of the score.
Bartolomé Pérez Casas was a leading figure in Spanish music in the first half of the twentieth century, as director of the Royal Lancers Corps Band, professor of harmony at the Royal Conservatory
in Madrid, founder and director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Madrid
and director of the Spanish National Orchestra
between 1942 and 1947. His knowledge of wind instruments and his music teaching skills make this an essential piece in the tuba repertoire.