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Mirafone Wagner Tuba - Tony Miranda Collection


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Brand: Mirafone  

Model: Wagner Tuba

Condition: Used, Excellent

Year: N/A (SN: 8,7XX)

Key: Bb

Bore:  .484"

Finish: Lacquer

Case: Yes

This used Mirafone Wagner Tuba is in excellent shape. Fresh out of our repair shop, it received a professional cleaning. The conical bore gives it a smoky, otherworldly sound that bridges the gap between a French horn and trombone. Comes with a case.


Tony Miranda, 82, a French horn player who performed and recorded extensively, and a 60-year member of Local 802, died on Nov. 11, 2000.

Mr. Miranda received his bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College, and was a student in the opening year of the Tanglewood Berkshire Center in 1940. He served in the armed forces during World War II, was principal horn with the U.S. Army Band in Washington, D.C., and was serving in France when the war ended.

He was principal horn with the New York City Opera (for 12 years), the American Symphony under Arturo Toscanini, the New York Chamber Soloists, Musica Aeterna and the Little Orchestra Society, among others. He was also a member of the Long Island Philharmonic. Among his notable performances, Mr. Miranda performed the American premier of the Richard Strauss Horn Concerto No. 2 in Town Hall with Thomas Scherman and the Little Orchestra Society. He was a soloist with orchestras and in recitals and festivals across the country.

He also recorded extensively, with conductors including Toscanini, Morton Gould and Leonard Bernstein, and musicians such as Luciano Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, Percy Faith, Perry Como, the Beatles and Miles Davis. He performed on The Coca Cola Hour and The Sid Caesar Show.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Moe, also an 802 member, children Antonia, Anthony, Andre and Danielle, and brother Julius.