DIGITAL DOWNLOAD - Pastorale, My Joy and Crown - Howard Evans - Euphonium solo with brass band accompaniment -

Reference:  DLSMHWPJC

Here is Howard Evans's beautiful new solo Pastorale, My Joy and Crown, composed for Steven Mead for the UFO album that he recorded with Brighouse and Rastrick. It's dedicated to Steve's father Rex Mead.

Pastorale; My Joy and Crown (sleeve notes from the UFO CD)

Howard penned this arrangement of the beautiful hymn tune Ascalon in the spring of 2019 and dedicated this euphonium solo to Rex Mead, the father of our soloist. Howard is close friends with Rex and Sylvia Mead and has also worked closely with Steven Mead, notably on two previous CDs, Brassin’Mozart 2006 and Locomotion. The tune was originally a Silesian folk song, and the German text were printed for the first time in 1842.  Howard Evans is a Mus.B (Hons) graduate from the University of Manchester. He also holds LRAM, LTCL and ARCM (Hons) diplomas. As a postgraduate pianist at the Royal Northern College of Music, he gained a Diploma in Performance Studies. He completed his Performance based MA (Dist) from Salford University, majoring in conducting. This was followed in July 2009 by his subsequent award of ‘Doctor of Musical Arts’ (DMA) from Salford University. Howard has held posts including the National Bandmaster for the Salvation Army in the UK, Director of Music for the SA in the Netherlands, and conductor of the Amsterdam Staff Band. From 2007 to 2015 he held the post as Director of Classical Performance at the University of Salford. He was also Bandmaster of the Boscombe Salvation Army band from 2002-2019. Howard was often worked as a guest conductor for a number of major bands, including: appearing with the Leyland Band and Grimethorpe Colliery Band to name but two. In addition, he has undertaken work as an examiner for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in Singapore, Macao, China, Poland, Oman and the UK, since 1998.


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Please do not circulate this music. This has been sold to you for your use. Please understand the situation, thank you, Steve


Duration:  6.45

Difficulty 4/6

Supplied with: brass band score, solo part in TC and full set of brass band parts


Listen to the full performance on the UFO CD, or here at Soundcloud

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