Concertino for Euphonium - Rolf Wilhelm - Euphonium and Piano

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This super work was composed for Steven Mead, at the suggestion of Bob Tucci, in 1998. 

The composer wrote: "July 1997 the international tuba and euphonium conference was held under the motto Verson il Millenio at Riva del Garda. During those days that I spent at Lake Garda under sunny Italian skies, I met so many outstanding international instrumentalists and heard so much fascinating and wonderfully interpreted music, that I spontaneously resolved to compose a new work for euphonium. It would be a companion piece to my 1983 Concertino for Tuba and Wind Instruments which we also performed there. The present work is herewith made available to performing artists, and I hope that they, the musicians, as well as the public, receive it as well and enjoy it as much as they did its predecessor. This new work is also a short, uncomplicated peace, striving solely to express the love of music and joie de vivre."   

Written in three movements: Allegro mon troppo; Andante ma non troppo, piacevole; Moderato con animo. A contemporary classic for the euphonium, the Concertino highlights the qualities of the euphonium very well. The opening movement features a slightly technical style with a great energy. There are no extremely awkward sections, but Wilhelm does occasionally use a bar with numerous accidentals. The second movement allows the soloist to show excellent control and features very lovely writing, especially the descending motive that reappears three times. The technique is manageable as the level dictates, but the range does occasionally create problems in the final movement. This remains the main challenge and features the most range extremes. The articulations are very detailed. 

Highly recommended. 

This is the version for euphonium and piano. The concert band set is also available, and please contact us directly regarding this.

Watch the Youtube version of the band version performed by Steven Mead, also available on the Concertino CD recorded by Steven Mead and the Lillestrom Musikorps


Duration approx 10 minutes

Difficulty level: 4/6

Supplied with : solo parts in TC (Bb) and BC (in C)

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