Michael Forbes

Forbes Michael 4 Miniatures Ens140

4 Miniatures
for brass quintet

Forbes Michael 4 Miniatures Tu102

4 Miniatures
for tuba quartet

Forbes Michael 6 Roundabouts Tu103

6 Roundabouts
duets in canonnic succession
for 2 tubas

Forbes Michael Auburn Is The Colour Tu98

Auburn is the Colour...
for tuba quartet

Forbes Michael Bass Is Loaded Tu153

Bass Is Loaded
for tuba quartet

Forbes Michael Bridge Tu154

Bridge
for tuba quartet

Forbes Michael Consequences Tu97

Consequences
for tuba quartet

Forbes Michael Cosmic Voyage Tu99

Cosmic Voyage
for tuba quartet

Forbes Michael David Goliath Tu172A

David & Goliath
for tuba and piano

Forbes Michael David Goliath Tu172D

David & Goliath
for solo tuba and tuba/euphonium ensemble

Forbes Michael Day At Sea Tu198

Day At Sea
for tuba / euphonium quartet

Bach Johann Sebastian  Fugue In G Minor Tu165

Fugue in G minor BWV 578
for tuba quartet

Forbes Mike Polar Vortex Tuba Tu192

Polar Vortex
for tuba solo

Forbes Mike Polar Vortex Euphonium Tu195

Polar Vortex
for euphonium solo

Forbes Mike Polar Vortex Trombone Tb95

Polar Vortex
for trombone solo

Holst Gustav Suite No 2 In F Tu166

Suite No. 2 in F op. 28/2
for euphonium / tuba sextet with optional percussion

Forbes Michael Textures Tu164

Textures
for 6 euphoniums and 6 tubas

Forbes Michael The Grumpy Troll Tu183

The Grumpy Troll
for tuba solo

Forbes Michael David Goliath Tu172B

tu172
for tuba and string orchestra

Michael Forbes

Michael Forbes (*1973)

Michael Forbes (born 1973 in Morgantown, West Virginia, USA), studied first with Mark Lusk and Marty Erickson (Bachelor’s Degree at Penn State University), then with tubist and composer, John Stevens (Master degree from the University of Wisconsin) and finally with world renowned tubist, Toby Hanks (Doctor’s Degree from the University of Maryland). Along the way, he also studyied with Stuart Roebuck, Brian Kingsley and Andrew Duncan (University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music, United Kingdom). He began his career as tuba player, soloist, conductor and arranger with the U.S. Army Band, «Pershing’s Own» in Washington, D.C. 

Best known for his fine compositions and arrangements, Michael Forbes has received numerous commissions from a variety of well-known artists and chamber ensembles. Many of his works have been recorded and are also regularly selected in concert programs or as test pieces for international competitions.

As a soloist and as part of the internationally recognized «Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet», Michael Forbes is regularly invited to give performances and clinics at universities and conferences around the globe. He currently teaches at Illinois State University.

Day At Sea
for tuba / euphonium quartet

Day At Sea Day At Sea

The Grumpy Troll
for tuba solo

The Grumpy Troll The Grumpy Troll

Consequences
for tuba quartet

Consequences Consequences

Bass Is Loaded
for tuba quartet

Tu153 Bass Is Loaded Tu153 Bass Is Loaded

Auburn is the Colour...
for tuba quartet

Auburn Is The Colour Auburn Is The Colour