Euphonium Concerto - Michael Ball - Euphonium and Piano

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This is a really outstanding euphonium concerto and deserves to be played a lot more than it is currently.

It was composed in 2002 and premiered by David Childs with the Parc and Dare Band.

Although active in all main areas of composition, in recent years Michael Ball has contributed particularly substantially to the repertoire for wind and brass.

The piece falls naturally into four interconnected sections. A gentle opening, marked 'as if awakening' , leads into an initially aggressive Allegro, gaining in energy and momentum as it proceeds. The succeeding slow movement is lyrical and wistful in character in its outer parts although containing a more urgent central passage this leads into a thoughtful cadenza which in its turn leads without a break into the scherzo finale.

The section now combines new figures with, in its later stages, return to the main ideas from the first movement.

This difficult and very beautiful concerto would suit advanced and professional players.

David Childs' recent recording Symphonic Euphonium II, which includes this concerto, can be found on Spotify.

Published by Kirklees Music.

 

Duration: c.19 minutes

Difficulty level 5/6

Supplied with : Solo part (in TREBLE CLEF ONLY) and piano part.

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