Yes. What does a trombone player use for contraception?
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Vaughan Williams composed one of if not the only Tuba Concerto. Find it on LP on RCA LSC 3281. I tell you, it is pretty hot concerto to experience in concert.
Another obsure instrument as a featured instrument is the tympani. William Kraft composed a Tympani Concerto. I don't know if any recordings are available.
Here are five good classical CDs for tuba:
Vaughan Williams: Tuba Concerto, Chandos (available from Amazon.com)
Music for Trombone and Bass Tuba, Torge & Lind, BIS (available from Amazon.com)
Portrait of an Artist: Arnold Jacobs -tuba, Summit(available from Amazon.com)
Bobissimo! The Best of Roger Bobo -tuba, Crystal Records (available from Amazon.com)
The Romantic Tuba, Cooley -tuba, Crystal Records (available from Amazon.com)
There is an entire disc on Cala Records (the conductor Geoffrey Simon's label) of trombone music (I think it's the London Trombone Sound, but I may be mistaken, they had a series of these theme albums), with ultimately 76 trombones playing you know what. Actually very good sound and a lot of fun. Geoffrey told me that when they first started recording in a local church (at night to avoid extraneous sounds, of course) they were chased out by complaints from the neighboring homes, the trombones were so loud. They finally found a more remote, and very reverberant, church in which they made the recording.
By the way, I have heard that the definition of "perfect pitch" is someone throwing a trombone into the ocean and hitting a viola floating there.