above: Patrick Sheridan with his uniquely finished Jupiter EEb playing Czardas.
Czardas is based on a Hungarian folk song. This Czardas was originally written for Violin in 1904. This is a great piece for Tuba players because it has a beautiful melodic section, and a fast moving technical section. It is also a fun piece to use because people who are unfamiliar with Tuba are often amazed that Tubas can play something faster than quarter notes.
Here is a video of an orchestrated version of Czardas with the Violin solo:
Here is John Fletcher (playing a Besson EEb compensating Tuba) performing Czardas.
Here is Oystein Baadsvik (playing what looks like a Miraphone F) performing Czardas.
And lastly, here is the Miraphone Tuba Quartet performing Czardas.
Patrick Sheridan offers a great transcription of Czardas on his website. You can find it: