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Forbes Michael The Grumpy Troll Tu183

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Michael Forbes
The Grumpy Troll

for tuba solo

  • Level: advanced
  • Duration: 6'
  • Genre: contemporary
  • Composed: 2013

Reference: TU183


  • Instrumentation:

    tuba solo (Eb or F)

  • Published: 2014
  • Publisher: Editions Bim

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The Grumpy Troll


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 Steve... Read more

About The Grumpy Troll

An entertaining and accessible way

It comes about from the composer's musings about how a Norwegian troll would act and sound like, especially if particularly disturbed. This work was meant to be a tour-de-force of technique and musical expression for the advanced tubist as well as a vehicle to demonstrate more contemporary sounds and styles to audiences in an entertaining and accessible way.


January 12, 2020 | 1st Geneva International Tuba Competition (January 7th to 12th) | Geneva, Switzerland. Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Bastien Stil (Conductor).

World Premiere

June 17, 2017 | Don Winston & Friends #6 | Port Washington (New York), USA. .