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Tuba Magnifique

Ian King, painter, scientist and tuba player extraordinaire returns to the studio with pianists Margaret Schofield and Dean Sky-Lucas to record a recital trés magnifique!

This album includes performances of works by Albeniz, Granados, Bach, Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Monti and Kreisler.
There are also two rare gems for tuba and strings from his 1950s album, Tuba Fantastique. Other tracks have been compiled from contemporary recordings undertaken in 2000 at the Move Records Studio, a live recording from an Assembly Hall, Melbourne performance in 1969 and studio recordings conducted in the 1960s.

Radio station MBS CD OF THE WEEK 25th February - 3rd March 2001


Ian King

In 1955, Ian King gave the first Australian performance of Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto, and has since given many other concerto performances in Australia, England and Europe, including concertos for bassoon and horn. In 1958 he recorded a solo disc for an Australian recording company, and has made many subsequent appearances on radio and television, as well as in the concert hall, as soloist and in chamber music.

Press quotes

“The album comes to life, variously with vibrancy and mellowness and with such conviction that one is inspired to rummage for more riches ... an important addition to the tuba's meagre discography.”

— Bob Crimeen, Sunday Herald Sun

“an excellent resource for school students ... Ian King demonstrates the extensive range and technique of the tuba”

— Amanda Watson, ASME Journal

“I really love this recording ... such a wonderful selection and so exquisitely played ... Forget the cello – the Tuba has it!”

— Rozzi Bazzani, 3AK Talk 1117

Audio preview

Track Listing

  1. Malagueña Isaac Albéniz 3:31
  2. Spanish Dance Op. 37 Enrique Granados

  3. No. 5 3:37
  4. No. 2 2:41
  5. Solo Cello Suite 3 2 Bourrées Johann Sebastian Bach 3:38
  6. Schön Rosmarin Fritz Kreisler 1:58
  7. The Swan Camille Saint-Saëns 2:43
  8. Solo Cello Suite No. 1 Johann Sebastian Bach

  9. 2 Menuets 3:22
  10. Gigue 1:26
  11. Sicilienne Gabriel Fauré 3:31
  12. Après un rêve Gabriel Fauré 2:39
  13. Liebeslied Fritz Kreisler 3:33
  14. Liebesfreud Fritz Kreisler 3:10
  15. Deep River (Traditional) Arr: Henry Thacker Burleigh 2:33
  16. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (Traditional) Arr: Henry Thacker Burleigh 2:46
  17. Goyescas Intermezzo Enrique Granados 4:08
  18. Requiebros Gaspar Cassadó 4:31
  19. Czardas Vittorio Monti 3:14
  20. Caprice Viennois Fritz Kreisler 4:06



Isaac Albéniz

Isaac Albéniz was a Spanish Catalan pianist and composer best known for his piano works based on folk music idioms (many of which have been transcribed by others for guitar).

Enrique Granados

Born in Lerida in 1867, Enrique Granados studied the piano and composition in Barcelona and then in Paris, returning to Barcelona in 1889. He won distinction as a pianist and popularity in Spain with his contributions to the form of zarzuela.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer, organist, harpsichordist, violist, and violinist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.

Gabriel Fauré

Gabriel Urbain Fauré was a French composer, pianist, organist and teacher. He was one of the foremost French composers of his era, and his musical style influenced many 20th century composers.

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Tuba Magnifique is available as as CD. It can be purchased online through Buywell Music or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

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Product details

Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.

(tracks 1, 5, 6 and 9—14)

List price
$25.00 AUD
Total playing time
57 minutes 7 seconds
Thomas Grubb (tracks 1, 5, 6 and 9—14)
Vaughan McAlley (tracks 2—4, 7, 8 and 15—18)
Move Records Studio (tracks 1, 5, 6 and 9—14)
Release date
May 2001
© 2001 Move Records
℗ 2001 Move Records
Catalogue number
MD 3236
Alternate catalogue number
EAN 9314574323627