The Legend of Spirit Island - Philip Sparke - Euphonium and Concert Band, Wind Band, Harmonie

£113.00 - £108.00
Reference:  SMAMPLSI
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Another superb lyrical work by Philip Sparke for euphonium and wind orchestra.

This is a new one and deserves to be widely performed!

The Legend of Spirit Island was commissioned by the Twin Ports Wind Orchestra, Duluth, Minnesota (Mark Whitlock, conductor), to honour the euphonium player, Dick Carlson. The piece takes its title from a local legend about Spirit Island, which lies in a gap of the St. Louis River called Spirit Lake. The legend tells the story of Chaska, the son of a Dakota Chief, and Wetona, the daughter of Ojibwe Chief Buckado. He was handsome and she was beautiful; it wasn’t long before they fell in love. This is a challenging euphonium solo in which the versatile soloist can explore very expressive melodic sequences, as well as energetic, technical sections.

The range isn't too extended, high C (TC) and one optional high D!, so it's accessible for many players with their wind orchestras, and for guest soloists looking for a beautiful contrasting work in the programme.

Hauntingly beautiful!

Watch the excellent Youtube video produced by Anglomusic Press 


Duration: 8 mins

Difficulty: 4

Supplied with solo parts in TC and BC, full wind band score and complete set of parts.

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