Dear

Branimir Slokar, artistic director of the Ljubljana Festival International Competition 2025 (February 24 to March 1st) announces the repertoire for the tuba / euphonium quartets.

Below you'll find all Editions Bim works included in the competition's list.

Enjoy,
Jeremy

Tuba Quartets - 2025 Ljubljana Festival International Competition
Michael Forbes, Deus Ex Machina
tuba quartet
Level: intermediate
Duration: 4'30
The main character is trapped. There’s no way out. It is surely doomed. The movie is over. Then all of a sudden, an inconceivable solution appears from out of the blue. This is what is referred to ...

John Stevens, Moondance
tuba quartet
Level: intermediate / advanced
Duration: 7'20
The work was conceived to feature each of the players individually in addition to the ensemble as a whole. One voice has the melodic lead a great deal of the time and there are solo cadenzas for th...

François Couperin, Les Barricades Mistérieuses
tuba quartet
Adaptation: Michael Forbes
Level: intermediate
Duration: 3'
"Les Barricades Mistérieuses" is part of François Couperin's Second Livre de Pièces de Clavecin (1717). This musical gem attests to Couperin's mastery of the elegance and sophistication of the Fren...

Roland Szentpali, Homework
4 tubas
Level: advanced
Duration: 18'
When I was in school I hated homework… Very often I just did not do it, got bad grades and my parents were unhappy. Biology-Cells: the musical material starts with a structure like a DNA cell and m...

Michael Forbes, Consequences
tuba quartet
Level: advanced
Duration: 6'
With its ripping beginning and rhythmic interplay, the work gives the quartet and its individual members an adventuresome challenge from beginning to end.

Ferruccio Busoni, Johann Sebastian Bach, Chaconne
from Partita in D Minor for Solo Violin
euphonium / tuba quartet
Adaptation: Michael Forbes
Level: intermediate / advanced
Duration: 8'
Ferruccio Busoni (1866–1924), an Italian composer and pianist, made significant contributions through his creative transcriptions of Johann Sebastian Bach’s works. His fascination with Bach’s music...

Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach, Concerto in D minor
euphonium / tuba quartet
Adaptation: Michael Forbes
Level: intermediate / advanced
Duration: 11'
The Concerto in D minor, BWV 596, is a notable work in the repertoire of Johann Sebastian Bach. It is a transcription of Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Strings in G minor, RV 156. Bach, known for h...

Michael Forbes, Concerto for Tuba/Euphonium Quartet
euphonium / tuba quartet
Level: advanced
Duration: 18'
This may be Mike Forbes's most expansive and challenging work for the tuba / euphonium quartet. Like Bartók's "Concerto for Orchestra," this composition has no accompaniment and is a tour de force ...

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