Playing on the popular title “Bugler’s Holiday” by Leroy Anderson (1908-1975), “Tubular Holiday” features the tuba on a funky ostinato line on which everything else is built. Besides the obvious reference to the tuba, the vernacular “tubular” means exceptionally positive, like “cool” and “awesome.” It originated in this usage from surfers, in reference to catching a wave that engulfs the surfer in a tube before dissipating. Hence, the cover of this work features an extraordinarily unique surfing tuba player, immensely enjoying his holiday. The illustration was done by Gizelle Lampitoc, “Jigz.”
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