Formerly titled Ode, Hyde’s Tribute is a slow and somber work that doesn’t actually feature the tuba as a solo instrument. The horns are divided into two sections, as can be seen from the numbering (or “lettering”) system employed. The works starts out with the 2nd section (A-D) and the tuba, after which the first section takes over, muted. The long chords are not constructed harmonically, but melodically (lines move, and whichever chord happens, happens). There are few instances when the two sections play together (the tuba is part of the 2nd section): there is one part in the middle of the piece, and one at the very end. The rest of work is like a response and answer of two choirs.\
Yet again, Cortett Music provides a score in sounding pitch, which however is a bit less irritating as it is easier to read the horn chords in connection with the tuba line. The work is suited to most ensembles, potentially even a beginner’s ensemble, if there is a strong first player.