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Following is a list of all recommended recordings that feature tuba either in ensemble or as a tuba solo.



 Brass Quintet CD

Center City Brass - On the Town (with tubist Craig Knox, Principal Tuba of the Pittsburgh Symphony). Titles include New York, New York, music from West Side Story, and music from Porgy and Bess.
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Eastern Brass Quintet: Ragtime - An album of rags by Joplin, Lamb, Marshall, Gershwin, and more. Tubist is Tucker Jolly. Titles include The Entertainer, Sensation Rag, Maple Leaf Rag, Reindeer Rag, Easy Winners, Barnum and Bailey's Favorite, Rag-Time Dance, I Got Rhythm, Amazing Grace, and more.
Empire Brass - Firedance. An exciting and fun collection of arrangements, including Bolero, Turkish March, Jupiter from The Planets, Slavonic Dance No. 1, Ritual Fire Dance, Rondo Alla Turca, Bagpipe Music, and many others.
>> Also available from the iTunes Store    Empire Brass
Empire Brass Quintet - Class Brass - One of their finest CD's! Excellent program and musicianship. Includes Procession Of The Nobles, Polovetsian Dance, Buckaroo Holiday, Dance Of The Comedians, Simple Gifts, Toreador Song, Pavane For A Dead Princess, Great Gate Of Kiev, and several others.
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Empire Brass - Mozart for Brass - A variety of transcriptions of music by Mozart, including Overture to Der Schauspieldirektor, Rondo alla Turka, Adagio for 2 clarinets & 3 bassett horns, Marriage of Figaro, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, and more.
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Empire Brass - Romantic Brass - Music of France & Spain. Titles include Sevilla by Albeniz, La Fille aux cheveux de lin by Debussy, Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo, and many others.
>> Also available from Amazon MP3 Store Empire Brass - Romantic Brass
Empire Brass and friends - Music for Organ, Brass & Percussion - grand music! The Empire Brass are joined by organ and (in some pieces) five additional brass players. This CD is a sonic spectacular!
Empire Brass and Friends - American Brass Band Journal - Early American songs with an expanded brass group. Outstanding musicianship on these wonderful marches, quick-steps,and polkas.
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Empire Brass Quintet - On Broadway - Life is more than just classical music! Great mix of songs - terriric arrangements. Includes Don't Cry For Me, Argentina, Mambo, Easy Street, Till There Was You, Seventy-Six Trombones, Fugue For Tinhorns, and 10 others.
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Sounds of St. Petersburg - Music of Ewald - Stockholm Chamber Brass. Titles include Brass Quintet, No 1 in B flat, Op 5; Brass Quintet, No 2, Op 6; Brass Quintet, No 3, Op 7; and Brass quintet No 4, Op 8.
The Brass Ring - The always-entertaining Brass Rings album New American Classics (featuring Procession, with Tuba by Ned Rorem). Tracks include Heavy Metal Alice (suite), Dance With Shadows, Diversions (14-movement suite)
The Essential Canadian Brass - A real cross-section of the varied styles we enjoy from Canadian Brass. Includes Zarathustra Fanfare, Turkish Rondo, Flight Of The Tuba Bee, Tuba Tiger Rag, La Virgen de la Macarena, and others.
>> Also available from Amazon MP3 Store The Essential Canadian Brass
 Euphonium Recording

Gail Robertson (with Stacy Baker) - SymbiosisDUO - Featuring a Euphonium and Tuba Duo. Great mix of music with Gail Robertson (euphonium) and Stacy Baker (tuba) along with piano and some mixed ensembles. Highly recommended!
 Jazz Euphonium-Tuba Recording

Modern Jazz Tuba Project - Live at the Bottom Line. Songs include Cherokee, Valvin' On A Riff, Skylark, Rene's Song, Cookin' At The Continental, Sandu, Summer Knows, Blue Rondo a la Turk, I-95, and Oleo
>> Available from the iTunes Store    Modern Jazz Tuba Project
Modern Tuba Jazz Project - Favorite Things, an exciting new CD. 3 euphs and 3 tuba plus rhythm. Songs include My Favorite Things, Theme for Malcolm, Strange Thing, Hey Man!, Gregory is Here, and Pearl Casters.
>> Available from the iTunes Store    Modern Tuba Jazz Project
 Jazz Tuba CD

Anthony Tuba Fats Lucen - Jazz in the New Orleans style. Recorded in concert with the Rue Conti Jazz Band. Titles include My Memphis Baby, Muskrat Ramble, In the Sweet By and By, Big Leg Woman, and others.
Bob Stewart, Then and Now - Great charts featuring tuba in a jazz setting. Accompanied on various tracks by pianist Dave Burrell, a brass ensemble, and a jazz quintet. Songs include King Porter Stomp, You Don't Know What Love Is, Fishin' Blues, and 7 more.
>> Available from the iTunes Store    Bob Stewart, Then and Now
Harry Salotti: Full Swing Ahead - Nice mix of traditional jazz and standards. Includes Just a Closer Walk with Thee, Blue Bossa, Here's That Rainy Day, There Will Never Be Another You, The Preacher, and 7 others. Buy individual tracks or the entire CD online.
>> Available from the iTunes Store    Harry Salotti: Full Swing Ahead
Jim Shearer - Memphis Hang, an album of great tuba jazz. Jim plays a nice solo on the 50's hit Secret Love, and even forms a tuba quartet (with over-dubbing). Songs include Well You Needn't, Seduced, Mound Bayou, That Note Costs a Dollar, Can't Take You Nowhere, Not When I've Been Drinkin', Blue Turning Gray Over You, The Memphis Hang, Goodbye Porkpie Hat, and Cool.
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Jon Sass - Heavy Tuba - Jon Sass & Heavy Tuba - Live at Montreuz Jazz Festival. Includes I Caught a Touch of Your Love, Didge I Do, Here Comes the Night, and five others.
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Jon Sass - Sassified - Sassified - the unique and enjoyable jazz style of the master, Jon Sass. Includes Look It's Rainbow Tuba, Waltz Beyond the Light, Buzzin, and 10 others.
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Ray Draper - Tuba Sounds - Nice selections and fine jazz playing by tubist Ray Draper. Songs offered are Terry Anne, You're My Thrill, Pivot, Jackie's Dolly, Mimi's Interlude, and House of Davis.
>> Also available from Amazon MP3 Store Ray Draper
Sam Pilafian. - Travelin Light: Jazz tuba by a fantastic player. Great album, which includes Sweet Georgia Brown, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, If I Only Had a Brain, Avalon, Ol' Man River, Louisiana, I've Found a New Baby, When You're Smiling, Basin Street Blues, Tiger Rag, Black and Blue, Rythme Futur/Limehouse Blues, and Someone to Watch over Me.
>> Also available from Amazon MP3 Store Sam Pilafian.
 Tuba CD

Arnold Jacobs - Portrait of an Artist - Discussion of Jacobs and examples of his playing. Some excerpts with members of the Chicago Symphony. He plays the Strauss First Horn Concerto, Czardas, Carnival of Venice, Dies Irae, and discusses concepts of performing.
Dan Perantoni - Daniel In The Lion's Den. Titles include Daniel in the Lion's Den (McBeth), Miniatures (3) for tuba & piano (Plog), Capriccio (Penderecki), Carnival of Venice (Arban), Sweet Georgia Brown, and others.
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Dave Gannett - Tubas From Hell. A great, jazzy recording with a wonderful cover photo! Songs include 'Deed I Do, Keepin' Out of Mischief Now, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Tangerine, Tubas in the Moonlight, Sugar, Pennies from Heaven, Tom Traubert's Blues, Yakkety Tuba, and others.
Floyd Cooley - The Romantic Tuba. Beautiful playing by one of the most lyrical tuba artists. Titles include the Bach Sonata for Flute in E-Flat Major, Four Serious Songs (Vier ernste Gesange) by Brahms, Trigon by Earl Zindars, and Suite Concertante for Tuba & Wind Quintet by Armand Russell.
Floyd Cooley - Friends in Low Places, with the DePaul University Wind Ensemble. Floyd plays the Ralph Vaughan Williams Tuba Concerto, Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra by Eric Ewazen, Concerto for Tuba by Edward Gregson, and Concerto No. 1 for Horn in E-Flat by Richard Strauss.
Floyd Cooley - Schumann Fantasy - Cooley's beautiful sound and musicality are a perfect fit for Schumann. Includes Fantasiestucke, Three Romances, and others.
>> Also available from Amazon MP3 Store Floyd Cooley - Schumann Fantasy
Gene Pokorny - Big Boy - one of the best low brass CDs available today. Pokorny plays Skirmish and Dance by Reynolds, Visions Fugitives by Sergey Prokofiev, Essays by Penn, And What Rough Beast...? (tuba and percussion) by Marc Satterwhite, Andante Tranquillo by Barry McKimm, and Capriccio for Tuba and Marimba by Penn.
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Gene Pokorny - Tuba Tracks - great music by a fantastic tubist. Titles include Flute Sonata in G by Handel, Oh Never Sing to Me Again Georgian Song) by Rachmaninov, Serenade from the Casterede Sonata, Pavane pour une infante défunte by Ravel, Six Studies in English Folk Song by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Pryor's Blue Bells of Scotland, and Eubie Blake's Memories of You.
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Gene Pokorny - Orchestral Excerpts - Gene offers his musical insight through playing examples on this invaluable recording. Includes 23 excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire.
Hank C. Feldman - Tubesia - Feldman demonstrates a five-octave range on jazz and classical tuba solos. Songs include Vocalise, Torna a Surriento, Night in Tunesia, Straight, No Chaser, and (my favorite) Softly, as a Morning Sunrise.
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James Gourlay - British Tuba Concertos - An authoritative new CD by the talented tubist James Gourlay. Includes tuba concertos John Golland, Edward Gregson, Roger Steptoe, and Ralph Vaughan Williams. Also fine performance by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Gavin Sutherland.
>> Also available from Amazon MP3 Store James Gourlay - British Tuba Concertos
Jay Hunsberger - Oompah Suite: Sweets for Horn & Tuba. Two of the finest young orchestral brass talents present a program of musical treats crafted for horn and tuba.
Jim Self - Changing Colors - Original music and transcriptions. Includes Syrinx by Debussy, Sonatina by Halsey Stevens, Miniatures for 4 tubas by Gunter Kochan, Courante by Jim Self, Rondo by Capuzzi, and others.
>> Also available from Amazon MP3 Store Jim Self - Changing Colors
Jim Self - The Big Stretch - A variety of music from solo tuba to six tubas, and tuba and midi, and more. Other tubists include Tommy Johnson, Gene Pokorny, and Winston Morris. Loren Marsteller is heard on euphonium. The CD features compositions by Jim Self and Jerome Grant, Maria Newman and Kim Scharnberg.
>> Also available from the iTunes Store    Jim Self - The Big Stretch
John Manning: Four Corners, Tuba Music from Around the World - From tuba professor at U. of Iowa (and founding member of Yamaha group Atlantic Brass). Contains music by Kenton Bales, Chi-Sun Chan, John Harmon, John Manning, Barry McKimm, and Vinicio Meza. 5-star rated.
John Stevens - Reverie - Reverie - very relaxing album of tuba music. With Martha Fischer on piano and Katie Stevens on euphonium. Includes Berceuse by Frank Bridge, Elegie by John Stevens, Reverie by Glazunov, Nocturne by Franz Strauss, Syrinx by Debussy, Mondnacht by Schumann, Danny Boy, and others.
>> Also available from Amazon MP3 Store John Stevens - Reverie
Joseph Skillen - Blue Plate Special Always Something Great on the Menu. Includes Three Miniatures by Anthony Plog, Adagio & Allegro (originally for horn) by Schumann, Concertino by Rolf Wilhelm, Mutability Fantasy by Dinos Constantinides, Chaconne by Paul Hayden, and Concerto for Tuba by Eric Ewazen.
Jozsef Bazsinka - French Connection - Hear this fine tubist play Introduction and Dance by Barat, Concertino by Bozza, Suite Breve by Desenclos, Prélude and Allegro by Charpentier, New Orleans by Bozza, and others.
Jozsef Bazsinka - Waves - Fine renditions of original tuba music, including Haltungen zu einem alten Thema by Uwe Hilprecht, Solo No. 3 by Laszlo Dubrovay, Parable XXII by Vincent Persichetti, Capriccio by Krzysztof Penderecki, Encounters II by William Kraft, Liberation of Sisyphus by John Stevens, and others.
Kevin Morgan - The Virtuoso Tuba. Titles include Carnival of Venice, I Could Have Danced All Night, Facilita, Cabaret, The Swan, On My Own from Les Miserables, Mozart Horn Concerto, and more.
Mark Nelson - New England Reveries - A great collection of modern tuba music. Includes Fantasia Breve by Barton Cummings, Parable XXII by Vincent Persichetti, New England Reveries for Tuba and Synthesizer by Neal Corwell, Escher's Sketches by Walter Ross, and Sonata-Fantasia by Louis Calabro.
Michael Vogt - Tuba Intim - Modern tuba music, includes the clever Wonderland Duets, Homo Ludens in Berlin, Toute l'Etendue Ne Vaut Pas un Cri (Tuba and Tape), Ach Es...Music for Tuba Solo, Aus Verstreutem Ein Ganzes, and others.
>> Also available from the iTunes Store    Michael Vogt - Tuba Intim
One Clear Call - Nick Etheridge in an unusual project for tuba, winds, strings, and percussion. Includes Shostakovich Prelude Suite, Damas by Benjamin Ellin, Three Songs from Mahler, The Band from Uncle (The Streets of San Francisco, Teen Town, Kojak, The Green Hornet).
Oystein Baadsvik - Tuba Carnival - Fine collection of original works and transcriptions. Includes Winter from The Four Seasons, Anitra's Dance from the Peer Gynt Suite, Concerto for Tuba and Strings by Plau, the traditional folk song Kesh Jig, Arban's Carnival of Venice, Csardas, and others.
>> Also available from Amazon MP3 Store Oystein Baadsvik - Tuba Carnival
Oystein Baadsvik - Tuba Works - A great mix of modern music. Includes Sonata by Paul Hindemith, Sonata by Trygve Madsen, Sonata by Niklas Sivelov, Encounters II by William Kraft, and Sonata Concertante for Tuba and Brass Quintet by Morten Gaathaug (with the Swedish Brass Quintet).
Pat Sheridan: Bon Bons - The amazing Patrick Sheridan plays old favorites with a degree of musicality and technique that will leave you breathless. Titles include Hora Staccato, Estrellita, Minute Waltz, Apres un Reve, Carnival of Venice, Liebesfreud, Ave Maria, Tiger Rag, and others.
>> Available from the iTunes Store    Pat Sheridan: Bon Bons
Roger Bobo - Gravity is Light Today - Some of Bobo's best playing and some wonderful music. Titles include four by Roger Kellaway: Morning Song, Westwood Song, Dance of the Ocean Breeze, and Sonoro, as well as the jazz/rock Yellow Bird Suite by Fred Tacket (with nice multiphonics by Bobo).
Roger Bobo - Bobissimo! - A classic Bobo album with a variety of styles, including Sonata No 5 in D minor by Galliard, Introduction and Dance by Barat, Children's Suite (Effie the Elephant) by Wilder, Songs for Tuba and Piano by Spillman, and others.
Roger Bobo - Tuba Libera - Great combination of modern compositions and old favorites. Includes Liberation of Sisyphus by John Stevens, Variations in Olden Style by Tom Stevens, Capriccio by Penderecki, Romanien Dance No 2 by Dumitrescu, Carnival of Venice by Arban, and others.
Roger Bobo: RainBo-Bo - Rainbo-Bo, The Man With the Golden Tuba, features Bobo on a new CD of classical and modern works. The recordings were made at the peak of his career in the 1970's. Titles are J.S.Bach: Air from Suiet No. 3; Schubert: Standchen (Serenade); Kupferman: Saturnalis; Subotnick: The First Dream of Light; and Thomas Stevens: Encore: Boz
Sam Pilafian - Perception - Long-time favorite for classical or jazz tuba by studio tubist Sam Pilafian (former member of the Empire Brass Quintet). All titles are by Eugene Anderson, and include Perception of War, Tuba Concerto No. 1, Lyri-Tech, and Baroque 'n Brass for Trumpet and Tuba (with the fantastic Timothy Morrison on trumpet).
Stacy Baker (with Gail Robertson) - SymbiosisDUO - Featuring a Euphonium and Tuba Duo. Great mix of music with Gail Robertson (euphonium) and Stacy Baker (tuba) along with piano and some mixed ensembles. Highly recommended!
Tom McCaslin - Inside Out - Stunning array of original tuba music. Titles include Pilafian, Relentless Grooves II; Salgueiro, cONCERTO fOR tUBA; Zappa, Outside Now Again; Filas, Sonate; Thuillier, Rebellion; and Raum, Tribute.
Velvet Brown - Nice selection of modern tuba music. Includes Sonatas by Eric Ewazen and Verne Reynolds, Te Dago Mi by Velvet Brown, Danses Profanes et Sacrees by Henri Tomasi, and others.
Velvet Brown - A wide variety of music from a rising star in the tuba world. Her program includes Sonatina by Casterede, Salve Venere, Salve Marte by John Stevens, As When the Dove by Handel, Concertino by Koetsier, Stars in a Velvety Sky by Clarke, and Four Negro Spirituals for Tuba and Trombone Quartet (Deep River, Gospel Train, Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child, Joshua Fought the Battle of Jerico)
 Tuba CD and Music

Patrick Sheridan - Fun Play-Along Duets - Play along with (and hear) a master tuba player. Patrick is an astonishing soloist with great technique, tone, and musicality. Songs include Vieille Danse Populaire, Premier Rock, Blues Dans La Nuit, Ragtime A La Carte, Valse Villageoise, Habanera Pour Tubas, Marche Du Matin, Ambiance Jazz, Cha Cha 007, Le Temps Du Rock, Tango Argentin, Santa Fee, Escapade Pour 2, Formule 2, Marche Dans Le Soleil, and Blues Connection.
Patrick Sheridan Style Etudes - New etudes for developing style. Sheet music book plus a CD with performances by Pat Sheridan. Titles include Gai Luron (Kernen), Parade (Goorhuis), Festivo (Vizzutti), Dance - Heavy Boots (Cowles), Polichinelle (Waignein), Valseuse (Kernen), Flying Kites (Goorhuis), Stimulation (Crepin), Jogging (Cowles), Nonchalance (Crepin), Sailor's Song (Vizzutti), NuBknacker (Doss), Mediterranean Park (Ferran), Marionette (Sparke), Esquisse (Waignein), Recit And Aria (Sparke)
Tuba Music and CD: Dixieland - Music Minus One Sousaphone orTuba. Play along with a real New Orleans jazz/dixieland band.
 Tuba featured in Ensemble

Drums and Tuba - Vinyl Killer - Hard to categorize this album, but it is a lot of fun and has great sound. Features tubists Brian Wolff and Marcus Rojas. Titles include Diagram, Donkey and the Walrus, Rayronus, 10 Attacks of Dagger, Territory, and 7 more.
>> Also available from Amazon MP3 Store Drums and Tuba - Vinyl Killer
Jose Davila on Up Popped Two Lips - Jose is featured on bass lines and solos on Henry Threadgill all-acoustic Zooid sextet album Up Popped Two Lips. Unusual music! Jose is featured on Around My Goose in a cadenza featuring half-valve and multiphonics. He is also a soloist on Do the Needful.
 Tuba Quartet CD

British Tuba Quartet - In At The Deep End - In At The Deep End - great mixture of euphonium-tuba quartet pieces. Includes music by Frackenpohl, Sousa, Joplin, Bach, Mozart, and others.
>> Available from the iTunes Store    British Tuba Quartet - In At The Deep End
Soto Voce Quartet - Consequences - Demondrae Thurman, Patrick Schulz, Nat McIntosh, Michael Forbes, and a mix of music including: Consequences, Adoramus te, Christe, Contrapunctus IX, Profiles For Tuba Quartet, Achieved Is The Glorious Work, St. James Infirmary, and Royal Garden Blues.
>> Also available from Amazon MP3 Store Soto Voce Quartet - Consequences
Sotto Voce Quartet - Viva Voce! - A new CD presenting The Quartets of John Stevens. Includes Power, Music 4 Tubas, Dances (one of my all-time favorites!), Manhattan Suite, Diversions, Moondance, Fanfare For A Friend, Viva Voce!, and Benediction. Players include Demondrae Thurman, Michael Forbes, Patrick Schulz, and Nat McIntosh.
>> Also available from Amazon MP3 Store Sotto Voce Quartet - Viva Voce!
The Mighty Tubadours - How to have fun with a tuba quartet in one CD lesson! Includes March of the Toys, Fledermaus Waltz, Barnum & Bailey's Favorite (March), When Tubas Waltz, Down by the Old Mill Stream, Fugue in G Minor, March of the Marionettes, Mood Indigo, Too Fat Polka, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and others.
 Tuba with Band

Gareth Johnson Playing Capuzzi Rondo - Gareth is the featured soloist with the Williams Fairey Brass Band, playing Capuzzi Rondo. From the album Diamond Jubilee.
John Fletcher - John plays the Concerto for Tuba and Band by Edward Gregson with Besses O' the Barn Brass Band. One of the few recordings of this fine piece by one of the best tuba players ever.
Pat Sheridan - Blazing Brass CD - Pat performs several solos with the very fine New York Staff Band of the Salvation Army (brass band). Tuba solos include Grandfather's Clock, the Ellerby Tuba Concerto, Badinage, Arban's Variations on A Tyrolean Song, and Stars and Stripes Forever with Pat playing the piccolo solo.
 Tuba with Orchestra

Arnold Jacobs - Tuba - Hear the master play the Ralph Vaughan-Williams Concerto for Tuba with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The disc also includes the Mozart Bassoon Concerto and the Konzertstuck for Four Horns and Orchestra by Schumann.
John Fletcher - Tuba - Hear the legendary John Fletcher playing the Vaughan-Williams Concerto for Tuba, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andre Previn.
John Williams Tuba Concerto - Played by Marc Easener, with the Foundation Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Snell. Rare recording of the Williams Concerto.
Patrick Harrild - Tuba - Playing the Vaughan-Williams Tuba Concerto with the London Symphony. Conducted by Bryden Thomson. The CD also includes the Vaughan-Williams Symphony No. 6 in E minor.
Other Tuba Recordings

Jazz Tuba CD: Howard Johnson - Right Now, an album of great tuba jazz.
Orchestral Excerpts: Michael Mulcahy - CD of low brass excerpts, including bass trumpet and tenor tuba.
Tuba CD: Michael Goderd and Dave Bargeron - Tuba Tuba - Eleven tracks of exciting tuba playing!
Tuba CD: Tubby the Tuba - Tommy Johnson on tuba with Manhattan Transfer Company.
Tuba Video: Tuba for Beginners - A VHS video tape offering basic instruction on the tuba.
Tuba: Music Minus One - Styles from brass ensemble to jazz and big band
Video: Postman Pat and the Tuba - Novelty Video for kids
Video: Tubby the Tuba - The classic musical video from 1947
Video: Where's Officer Tuba - Novelty DVD video from Japan.

 

 

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