Evolutions (Carnegie VIII)
On March 13, 2014, thirty-eight years to the day after their first 1976 Carnegie Hall appearance, the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble (TTTE) performed the music on this CD, their 27th recording, to a packed house in New York’s prestigious Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. A month later, the same program was presented and subsequently recorded on-campus in Cookeville, Tennessee, the home of Tennessee Tech. Founded in 1967 by R. Winston Morris, the TTTE and Morris established and defined the standards for tuba ensemble performance practices and have inspired the formation of like groups all over the world. The TTTE most recently enjoyed widespread exposure with a nationally broadcast documentary titled “TUBA U: Basso Profundo” and the publication of a book about the ensemble. The TTTE is responsible for the composition and arrangement of more music for the tuba than any other single source.