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Trolltuba

Composer: Fredrik Högberg
Durata: 8 min
Recorded by Baadsvik on CD: Prelude, Fnugg and Riffs
Arrangements available in the following instrumentations:
Tuba and piano, Tuba and wind orchestra

‘Trolltuba is based on the traditional Norwegian fairy tale Three Billy Goats Gruff, which I have always felt ambivalent about. What is the actual moral of a tale like this? “Grasp all, lose all” seems a bit too simplistic. Furthermore, similar tales exist in quite varying versions depending on where in the world they are told. Troll- tuba is an affectionate attempt to settle the score with the troll and the three billy goats, giving it an even fuzzier – if that’s possible – moral. Who is the troll: Øystein or Christian [Lindberg]? And who is the youngest Billy Goat Gruff?’

Sound and video with Baadsvik playing Högberg – Trolltuba:

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