Contest Piece - Misa Mead - Euphonium and Piano

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Here is a brand-new composition by Misa Mead entitled Contest Piece.

There are many solo competitions the world over, and Misa decided to create a work that would be very suitable for some of these events, that allows the soloist to demonstrate  various skills and techniques, all within a two octave range and of a duration of four minutes.

To get a full appreciation of this work we recommend that you watch Misa's performance with piano accompaniment. We feel sure that this work is going to become very popular as it's accessible for many performers, creates a great impression of sound and technique, and also great fun to play.

Click HERE to view the video performance of this, performed by Misa accompanied by Dr. Howard J Evans.

Published by Bocchino Music, 2021.

 

Duration: 4 minutes

Difficulty level: 3/6

Supplied with solo parts in TC and BC and piano part. 

Kristy's song - Pete Meechan - Baritone or Euphonium and Piano

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Here is a beautiful lyrical solo suitable for euphonium or baritone, composed for the Australian baritone soloist Kristy Rowe.

The composer writes:

“I got to know Kristy when she moved over to the UK from Australia. I enjoyed getting to know her personally, and also enjoyed getting to know her beautiful playing, so was delighted when she asked if I would write something for this project. I had produced a CD for Leyland Band during Kristy’s time with Leyland, on which she performed John Golland’s ‘Peace’, and her lyrical playing, and her sound, blew me away. So I wanted to write something that reflected those qualities.” Peter Meechan – 2013

 

Duration - 4 minutes

Difficulty level - 3/6

Supplied with solo parts in TC and BC and piano part.

Origins (Euphonium Concerto) - Pete Meechan - euphonium and piano - New in store

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The composer Pete Meechan writes of his concerto 'Origins':

'Origins is in three movements, with each movement having a different subject matter, all linked by the idea of origins: the first movement refers to musical origins; the second to the origins of life; and the final movement to the space exploration - the research of all origins.

The first movement is based on a short motif, heard in the first three notes the soloist plays. These three notes cover the interval of a minor third (an interval that often plays a crucial role in my music) on which the whole concerto is built. The soloist and accompaniment interplay freely throughout the opening section, before an ostinato accompaniment appears in the woodwinds - over which the soloist sounds a long legato melody. A short cadenza follows and a return to the opening material leads the movement to an end.

The second movement, titled Harry's Song, is - as tradition dictates - a slow movement. Happy and reflective in nature, the main melody was written on the evening that my closest friend, Mark Bousie (a fine euphoniumist himself), and his wife Jayne, had their first child - Harry Bousie. It seemed only fitting that this song should be written for Harry in celebration.

The final movement brings me back to a lifelong fascination with space, and in this particular movement, the Space Shuttle Discovery. Having completed 39 missions (including flying the Hubble telescope in to orbit), and spent a total of 365 days in space, SS Discovery made its final voyage in 2011 and was taken to the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. in April 2012. This final movement, titled Discovery, pays tribute to the great shuttle whose missions inspired millions across the generations.

Origins was commissioned by Marco Schneider, Adrian Schneider and the Dunshan Wind Orchestra, Beijing, China".


Duration; approx 14.5 mins

Difficulty rating 5/6

Supplied with solo part in TC and BC and piano part.

Ave Maria - Astor Piazzolla Arr. Luc Vertommen - Euphonium and Piano

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This is Piazzolla's beautiful and haunting Ave Maria. This is a brand-new release from Band Press, the company owned by the arranger of this work, Luc Vertommen. This was recently recorded on video by Steven Mead, and you can watch the video here.

 

PROGRAM NOTES

 Ave Maria (Tanti anni prima – Many years ago) is one of two hauntingly beautiful tunes drawn from Ástor Piazzola’s score for the 1984 Marco Bellocchio film Enrico IV (Henry IV) based on the eponymous play by Luigi Pirandello with the same title, starring Marcello Mastroianni and Claudia Cardinale.

An unnamed Italian aristocrat falls off his horse while playing the role of Henry IV during carnevale festivities. After he comes to, he believes himself to be Henry. For the next twenty years, his family, maintain an elaborate charade in a remote Umbrian villa, staffed with servants hired to play the roles of Henry's privy councillors and simulate the eleventh-century court. During the play it appears that after 12 years of illness, he notices that he is cured, but decides to continue in his role.

The movie contains two of Piazzolla's most beautiful and haunting songs. Of the two songs, Oblivion, which is heard at the close of the movie, became one of Piazzolla’s best known songs and more frequently performed, but Tanti anni prima is no less beautiful. The theme is associated with the character Matilda, a widow whom Henry loved, unrequited, before the accident, portrayed by Claudia Cardinale in the movie.

 

The song is also known as Ave Maria, a later name most likely given it for commercial reasons  by Piazzolla’s Italian agent, Aldo Pagani. One must agree that the new name fits, the Ave Maria does bring to mind a church organ during a meditative moment. Ave Maria consists of two parts, both with smooth, broad melodic lines to show of the composers lyrically sentimental side. In the second movement more passion and character is requiered especially to colour with the modern, more dissonant chords.

Although originally for oboe and piano, the version for cello and piano is among the more frequently performed. This version for euphonium and piano of Piazzolla’s Ave Maria is arranged by Luc Vertommen.

 

Highly recommended, sure to be very popular

Duration   4.45

Difficulty level 3.5/6 

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Childs Play - John Golland Op.73 - Euphonium solo or duet and Piano

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Written for Bob and Nick Childs by John Golland, 'Childs Play' is based on 'Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star' and can be used either as a solo or duet for Euphoniums.

Lot's of fun. Good dexterity needed!!

Duration: approx 4 mins

Difficulty: 5/6

Supplied with: solo part in TC, 2 duet parts in TC, and piano part

Caprice - Ray Woodfield - Euphonium and Piano

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Here is the popular solo Caprice by Ray Woodfield. This solo has been around since the late 1970's but still is sure to have a popular appeal.

This version is with piano accompaniment. The version with wind orchestra/harmonie accompaniment is also available on this site. Listen to a recording made by Robbert Vos wirth brass band acc. 

It's a fun fast jazz waltz with frequent fast scales and intervallic phrases, with a showy cadenza in the middle of the work.

From the publishers Hallamshire Music:

  • Ray Woodfield's solo for Euphonium or Baritone
  • Chosen for the Associated Board syllabus until 2002
  • This is a stylish solo - if you liked Ray's Varied Mood - you will like this
  • Grade - Moderate/Difficult
  • Duration - 4'30''
  • The version with euphonium and piano accompnaiment is also available on this site.
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    Difficulty level 4.5/6

    Duration 4.30 approx

    Supplied with Solo part in TC and BC and piano part

    Peace - John Golland - Euphonium or Baritone and Piano

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    This gentle and moving solo has its origins in an organ piece written by John Golland for the funeral of his niece who died tragically young.Later he arranged the work as a solo for euphonium and brass band, and its gentle, consoling phrases speak more than words ever could. This version is with piano accompaniment.

    It's quite possibly one of the most popular and often played slow solos for euphonium and baritone.

    Here's a recording by Tormod Flaten  with brass band acc.

    Highly recommended. (Also available with wind ensemble accompnaiment on this site)

     

    Duration 5.00

    Difficulty: 3/6

    Supplied with solo part in TC and BC and piano part

     

    Fantasie - Impromptu - Chopin Arr. Derek Ashmore - Euphonium and Piano

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    Hear the ORIGINAL version for piano here, So are there any advanced euphonium players who want a fantastic technical challenge?

    Here is Chopin's famous fantasie impromptu. A more unlikely piece to arrange for euphonium you ccouldn't find!

    However in this fantastic arrangement which tests flexibility and dexterity to the limits, there is perhaps here the most astonishing encore showpiece waiting to be played.

     

    Even if you never actually get the chance to perform it, this can stay on your music stand to permanently remind you that there are challenges as yet unconquered!!

    From the publishers:

  • NEW
  • Frederic Chopin's famous Piano solo
  • Arranged as a solo for Bb or Bass Clef instrument
  • Cornet - Euphonium - Clarinet - Bassoon etc
  • Grade - Difficult/Advanced
  • Hear the ORIGINAL verison for piano here

     

    Duration  from 6 mins...!!

    Difficulty level 5.5/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC and BC and piano part

    Meditation from Thais - Jules Massenet Arr. John Golland - Euphonium and Piano (TC only)

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    Here is one of the most beautiful classical melodies ever to be arranged for brass solo. It is the famous Meditation from Thais.

    Here the origin version for violin here played by Nicola Benedetti

    For many years this has been seen as a real challenge for euphonium and baritone players.

    Here, just arrived at the Euphoniumstore is the classic arrangement by the late John Golland.

    Méditation is a symphonic intermezzo from the opera Thaïs by French composer Jules Massenet. The piece was written originally for solo violin and orchestra. The opera premiered at the Opéra Garnier in Paris on March 16, 1894.

    Published by Hallamshire Music.

    highly recommended.

     

    Duration approx 6 minutes

    Difficulty 4.5/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC only,  and piano part.


    Vintage - David Gillingham - Euphonium and Piano

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    This is undoubtedly one of the modern classics in the euphonium solo repertoire. It has been used in many recitals, auditions and competitions over the last 30 years or so, since it was first performed in January 1991. Here at the Euphoniumstore we are offering this now for the very first time! It's beautifully produced in the USA by C.Alan Publications and as well as the piano part, we offer the solo part in both treble and bass clef. 

    Vintage combines Gillingham's intimate knowledge of how to write effectively for the instrument. This composition features wonderful soaring lines in the euphonium (ascending up to the high C's, and higher in an optional element of the cadenza) while at the same time mixing in a jaunty and highly rhythmic 5/4 section. All the technical aspects of the piece, while challenging, are well thought out and effective for performer and audience.

    Vintage was premiered on January 18, 1991 at the Midwestern School Band and Orchestra Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan by the Big Rapids High School Band with Ed Mallet as euphonium soloist.

    Highly recommend, if You are an advanced player, or very enthusiastic and ambitious amateur!

     

    Duration approx 10 minutes

    Difficulty level: 4.5,5/6

    Supplied with piano part and solo parts in TC and BC.

    Fantasia Fandango for Euphonium and Piano - Fernando Deddos

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    A driving rhythmic piece for euphonium/trombone and piano. Multi-metric Brazilian showpiece from Fernando Deddos, euphoniumist and composer!

    solo parts included: bass clef, treble clef

    available on: Eufonium Brasileiro

    PDF PREVIEW available here.

    Gramercy Euphonium Album (4 extended solos) - Peter Graham - Euphonium and Piano

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    Here is a brand-new album of four extended solos by the fantastic Peter Graham. This is published now, end October 2020 and is sure to be a very popular album with all euphonium players. All the solos are pretty advanced, although there are some very 'kind' alternative sections  (ossias) in the extreme range sections.

    These are sure to be taken up and used by advanced students, ambitious intermediate players, and top players alike.

    The four works are as follows:

    1. Cossack Fire Dance (From Call of the Cossacks) - Peter Graham

    2. Fantasy on Sempre Libera - Verdi arr. Peter Graham

    3. A Minstrel Boy (From Gailforce) - Perter Graham

    4. Encore - Peter Graham (based on Spinnlied by David Popper)


    Each of them are quite a workout, but with the piano accompaniment provided, can be really great solos to master and add a real zip to your practice routine!

    Highly recommended.

     

    Published by Gramercy Music 

    Duration approx 22 mins total

    Difficulty level 4.5-5/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC and BC and piano part.

    Valse Sentimentale (Op.51 No.6) - Tchaikovsky Arr. Eric Wilson - Euphonium and Piano

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    Here is a brand new arrangement of a delightful Tchaikovsky classic. Originally for piano, the arranger Eric Wilson has successfully created a beautiful euphonium solo that can be enjoyed by players of all ages and abilities.

    Here is a link to enjoy the original for piano: https://youtu.be/4Puw49Bry7U

    In treble clef pitch there are a couple of top C's, but the rest is all within the range and is a great work to study and perform.

    Highly recommended.

    Published by Winwood Music

     

    Duration approx 5.00

    Difficulty level: 3,3.5/6

    Supplied with: Solo part in TC and BC/tenor clef and piano part.

    Euphonium Concerto - Paul Mealor - Euphonium and Piano

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    Here is the new Euphonium Concerto, by Paul Mealor, composed in 2017, that was premiered and recorded (Chandos: Symphonic Euphonium Vol.2) by David Childs.

    It is a truly wonderful and very difficult concerto, only for the advanced player!

    The work is inspired by a Gaelic poem about lost love, telling the tale of a fisherman and his wife. She accompanies her love to the shores of the sea to wave him off; but tragically he never returns. Each day she returns to the sea and sings to him, but no answer ever comes. In the tradition of Celtic songs it is dark and full of passion and pain.

    No I: Adagio

    No II: Allegro

    No III: Largo No

    IV: Cadenza No

    V: Allegro Vivace

    Hear it hear on Youtube

     

    Duration: 15.5 mins

    Difficult level: 6/6

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    Flight - Philip Wilby - Euphonium (or Flugel,Cornet,Trumpet) and Piano

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    Flight is a wonderful extended solo by the great British composer Philip Wilby.

    It was composed in 1992 for Mark Walters who was then the flugel horn player with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

    Since that time it's gone on to also be a very popular solo for advanced euphonium players, and fantastic for recitals, competitions and serious music events!

    The composer writes:"Flight is a virtuoso solo which seeks to investigate many of the various aspects of flying. It attempts to portray the effort of powered flight, the ease of gliding and soaring, the thrill of rising on natural thermals, and the chaotic swirling of rapid descent."

     

    Philip Wilby biography:

    Born in Pontefract in 1949, Philip Wilby was educated at Leeds Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford. Wilby attributes the awakening of his interest in composition to Herbert Howells, whose extra-curricular composition classes he attended while a violinist in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. A serious commitment to composition developed during the years at Oxford and, having gained his B Mus in composition in 1971, Wilby continued to write music even while working as a professional violinist (first at Covent Garden and later with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra). He returned to Yorkshire in 1972 and is Principal Lecturer in Composition at the University of Leeds.

    In recent years, Wilby has established a very significant reputation in the field of brass band and wind band music. His first commission for brass band - The New Jerusalem (1990) for the National Youth Brass Band - was an instant success and led to further commissions: Paganini Variations (a BBC commission in 1991 for the Grimethorpe Band); Flight for solo flugelhorn and band (Grimethorpe, 1991); Revelation (1995, for the British Open Championships). Much of Wilby's recent wind band music has been commissioned by the Fresno campus of the University of California, where he has had a regular residency since 1985.

    Wilby has also given much time to writing for liturgical purposes and works include St Paul's Service (1988) commissioned by St Paul's Cathedral for John Scott and the Choir of St Paul's Cathedral, and The Trinity Service (1992) commissioned by Norwich Cathedral for the 1992 Norwich Festival of Contemporary Church Music.

    Other recent projects include a commission (The Cry of Iona) for BBC2's 1992 series of music videos for Advent; and, in 1993, the second symphony Voyaging, commissioned and premiered by the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Partita, commissioned by Fine Arts Brass Ensemble and premiered at the Harrogate International Festival; An Imagined Fable commissioned by the Athelas Ensemble and premiered at the Danish Radio Concert House; and a Percussion Concerto commissioned by the English Northern Philharmonia and Yorkshire Youth and Music, premiered in Leeds, performed by Chris Bradley and the English Northern Philharmonia conducted by John Price-Jones. In January 1995 Philip Wilby was a featured composer in the PLG Young Artists New Year Series, London.

    In addition to concert music, Philip Wilby has written educational works and incidental music for television. The academic environment at Leeds has also fostered a number of scholarly interests which have led to a remarkable series of reconstructions of Mozart fragments. In 1985 these were the subject of a Yorkshire television documentary featuring the Amadeus String Quartet, and in 1990 they were recorded by the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields for the complete Philips Mozart Edition.

    As recorded by Steven Mead on The World of the Euphonium Vol.3

    Published by Novello.

     

     

    Duration: approx. 9.30 minutes

    Difficulty: 5.5/6

    Supplied with: solo part in TC only and piano part

    La Belle Americaine - John Hartmann - Euphonium and Piano

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    This is indeed a classic solo for brass, and often played on euphonium, composed by the great John Hartmann. Check out his life and works on his wikipedia entry

    Highly recommended, and this solo Is probably to be found in the personal library of many hundreds of euphonium players worldwide.

    Publsihed by Wright & Round

     

     

    Duration: approx 6 minutes

    Difficulty level: 4/6

    Supplied with solo part in TC only and piano part.

    Weber's Last Waltz - William Rimmer - Euphonium and Piano

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    This is also one of the most popular of all team in variation solos, described on the title page as a Grand Fantasia. Hugely popular in its day, it also became one of the Rimmer solos that became 'adopted' by euphonium players.

    It certainly finds its way into the top 10 of classic euphonium theme and variation solos, and therefore should be in the library of all keen amateur and professional players.

    As recorded by Steven Mead on the World of the Euphonium Volume 1 CD (Polyphonic)

     

    Duration: 9 minutes approx

    Difficulty: 4,4.5/6

    Supplied with solo part in TC only and piano part.

    Long, Long Ago - Stanley Boddington - Euphonium and Piano

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    Here is another classic solo from way back when. Stanley Boddington MBE (1905-1986) was a famous brass band conductor, mainly remembered for his incredible work with the GUS (Footwear) Band, but he was also a prolific composer and arranger.

    This theme and variations solo is part of our incredible heritage of variation solos that date back to the end of the 19th century.

    See a recent article on Stanley Boddington posted on 4barsrest

    It's also a great test for euphonium players, especially as it's written in C major (for Bb instruments), meaning it has some extra demands on stamina.

    Published by Wright and Round

     

    Duration 6 minutes approx

    Difficulty level: 4.5/6

    Supplied with solo part in TC only and piano part.

    Grandfather's Clock - George Doughty - Euphonium and Piano

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    Could this possibly be the most-played theme and variation solo ever composed for the euphonium?!!

    Steven Mead played this when he was a very young man, and has continued to play it at various intervals during his career. Most of the great euphonium players of the past have also performed this with brass bands, and sometimes with piano. Here is the original version with piano accompaniment, and if you are a euphonium player who doesn't know this, well this is a very important part of euphonium heritage which you should know and be able to 'rattle off', as the expression goes!

    Published by Wright & Round

     

    Duration: 5.50 approx (depends how fast you play it!)

    Difficulty level: 4/6

    Supplied with solo part in TC only and piano part

    Rule Britannia - John Hartmann - Euphonium and Piano

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    Here is the classic theme and variation solo, Rule Britannia by John Hartman, that's been much loved by soloist and audiences for a century!

    This has really been adopted by euphonium players for generations, and still is one of the most popular solos of its genre. Here is the full original version of the solo, and should be in all euphonium players repertoire!

    Published by Wright&Round.

     

    Duration - 10 minutes (It's possible to edit this of course for use in solo contests)

    Difficulty level - 4.5/6

    Supplied with: solo part in TC only and piano part

    Hebridean Lullaby - Philip Harper - Baritone (or Euph) and Piano

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    Composed for the renowned soloist Katrina Marzella and the Cornwall Youth Brass Band, A Hebridean Lullaby is a beautiful and haunting melody from the pen of Philip Harper, taking its inspiration from the music and folksong of the Hebrides; a cluster of islands off the west coast of Scotland. Commissioned through a BBC Fame Academy Bursary, this piece is one which is enjoyed and admired by both performers and audiences the world over. The atmosphere created by the score is simply stunning. It’s an outstanding addition to the baritone horn’s concert repertoire

    Highly recommended.

    This is the version for soloist with piano accompaniment.

     

    Duration approx 5 mins

    Difficulty: 3/6

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    Jenny Jones - William Rimmer - Euphonium and Piano

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    Here is the timeless classic solo Jenny Jones, by William Rimmer, in it's original version.

    This famous fantasia on the Welsh melody Jenny Jones has tested soloist for generations, and is really a very important part of the solo repertoire of the cornet and euphonium.

    Published by Wright & Round.

     

    Duration (uncut version): approx 10 mimutes

    Difficulty level 4.5/6

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    Donegal Bay - Paul Lovatt-Cooper Arr. Judith Hayes - Baritone or Euphonium and Piano

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    This is the arrangment of Paul Lovatt-Cooper's popular solo Donegal Bay with piano accompnaiment.

     

    Donegal Bay was the first work for brass band that Paul Lovatt-Cooper composed when he was just 18 years old. Written for a solo baritone and brass band, Donegal Bay has become a staple in many band rooms around the world. It is a homage to an Irish lyrical style that has become even more popular in recent years.  Lovatt-Cooper’s warm harmonies and lyrical baritone solo makes Donegal Bay a true delight to listen to and to play.

    The Music

    Opening with sonorous muted cornets, followed by warm lower band chords, the band set up a serene atmosphere for the soloist. The baritone enters with a nostalgic melody that hones in on the Irish Air style that Lovatt-Cooper was aiming for.  The accompaniment is sparse, but each part that comes in and out adds to the overall shimmering effect. Muted cornets fluctuate underneath the soloist, with the basses playing a constant sequence of pedal notes.

    As the melody begins to build traction, so do the dynamics written in the score.  More of the band join into the mix, which leads to the cornets taking their mutes out and playing a lyrical response to the main melody. The baritone enters once more to play an obbligato line that is still very much lyrical in style. As the soloist begins to push into its upper register the harmonies below begin to cleverly knit together, creating a wholly warming experience.

    The melodic material here soon leads back to the original opening theme. The baritone soloist and soprano cornet begin to intertwine their melody lines, creating a sense of sweetness together. Although the music begins to drop in dynamic, the warm harmonies and rich texture remains, creating that spine-tingling feeling before the emotionally-driven final few notes led by the baritone. 

    Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s Donegal Bay is a straightforward, no-nonsense work for a solo baritone and brass band. The simplicity in the harmonic movement adds to the feelings of nostalgia and sereneness. The solo line is lyrical, and demands much control from the soloist. Donegal Bay is a classy work that does not require gimmicks and other lavish techniques to make it effective.

     

    Duration 4.30

    Difficulty 3/6

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    In Gardens of Peace - Philip Harper - Euphonium and Piano

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    In Gardens of Peace was composed in response to a commission from Micah Parsons in 2014 to commemorate the life of his great grandfather, Henry Nichols, killed in the battle of the Somme in 1917.

    The music attempts to recreate the special and unique aura which provides burial grounds and cemeteries-there is a peaceful tranquillity, but also a deep sense of tragedy and loss. The euphonium is the ideal solo voice to articulate this mood, with its soulful depth of sound, and its ability to saw passionately over the ensemble, both characteristics which are developed throughout the piece.

    The music ends positively, with the wish that hope can come from desperation.

    As recorded by Steven Mead on his CD: Lyrical Virtuoso with BB Buizingen (BOCC125)

    The version of this work with brass band accompaniment is also available on this site.

     

    Duration 5.30 mins

    Difficulty: 4/6

    Supplied with: solo part in TC only and piano part

    Arban Studies 1-14 - Ed. Gomm and Mayes (solo part, piano part and 2CDs) Treble Clef version

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    Here is a superb new release from Brass Wind Publications which is sure to bring a new and fresh dimension to your technique practice, with these famous 14 Characteristic Studies, traditionally found at the back of the Arban Grand Method.

    As well as a beautifully producted solo part and piano accompaniment, this set includes 2 two hghi quality cds with the piano accompaniment (with a real pianist and real piano!), each in three different tempi: 1. slow practice 2. perfromance tempo 3. fast performance tempo!

     

    From the publishers:

    For nearly 150 years Jean-Baptiste Arban's 14 studies have been an essential part of a brass player's practice routine. Arban's original parts contain many inaccuracies and inconsistencies. Whilst we had no intention of creating an 'Urtext' edition, we have attempted to make each study's phrasing, articulation and where necessary, dynamics consistent with itself, without losing the character and intentions of Arban's manuscript. We, therefore, chose not to add dynamics at the beginning of studies where Arban has omitted them, as you will quickly discover the right dynamic (for you) on practising the piece. You may also, as performer, wish to change or ignore our suggestions, for that is what they are and you must feel free to do so.

    This edition includes imaginative piano accompaniments written to reflect the nature of the solo part and enhance the soloist's practice whilst lending these studies also to the concert repertoire. Our hope is that you will gain more from playing these great studies 'with accompaniment’ rather than the traditional way 'without'.

    The CD that accompanies this edition contains John Alley's accompaniments in three tempi. One for slow practice, one for general performance and then one for the virtuoso! Also included are stylish performances of all 14 studies by leading UK trumpeter Paul Mayes which are retained for guidance in this euphonium edition. In order to produce an artistically cohesive CD Paul Mayes’ performances are a mix of the two featured performance tempi

     

    Highly recommended!

    Duration n/a

    Diffiulty level 4-5.5/6

    Supplied with:  solo part in treble clef  (bass clef version also available on this site), piano accompaniment, and 2CDs with playalong accompaniments in 3 different tempi (and demo performance) 

    Arban Studies 1-14 - Ed. Gomm and Mayes (solo part, piano part and 2CDs) Bass Clef version

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    Here is a superb new release from Brass Wind Publications which is sure to bring a new and fresh dimension to your technique practice, with these famous 14 Characteristic Studies, traditionally found at the back of the Arban Grand Method.

    As well as a beautifully producted solo part and piano accompaniment, this set includes 2 two hghi quality cds with the piano accompaniment (with a real pianist and real piano!), each in three different tempi: 1. slow practice 2. perfromance tempo 3. fast performance tempo!

     

    From the publishers:

    For nearly 150 years Jean-Baptiste Arban's 14 studies have been an essential part of a brass player's practice routine. Arban's original parts contain many inaccuracies and inconsistencies. Whilst we had no intention of creating an 'Urtext' edition, we have attempted to make each study's phrasing, articulation and where necessary, dynamics consistent with itself, without losing the character and intentions of Arban's manuscript. We, therefore, chose not to add dynamics at the beginning of studies where Arban has omitted them, as you will quickly discover the right dynamic (for you) on practising the piece. You may also, as performer, wish to change or ignore our suggestions, for that is what they are and you must feel free to do so.

    This edition includes imaginative piano accompaniments written to reflect the nature of the solo part and enhance the soloist's practice whilst lending these studies also to the concert repertoire. Our hope is that you will gain more from playing these great studies 'with accompaniment’ rather than the traditional way 'without'.

    The CD that accompanies this edition contains John Alley's accompaniments in three tempi. One for slow practice, one for general performance and then one for the virtuoso! Also included are stylish performances of all 14 studies by leading UK trumpeter Paul Mayes which are retained for guidance in this euphonium edition. In order to produce an artistically cohesive CD Paul Mayes’ performances are a mix of the two featured performance tempi

     

    Highly recommended!

    Duration n/a

    Diffiulty level 4-5.5/6

    Supplied with:  solo part in bass clef  (treble clef version also available on this site), piano accompaniment, and 2CDs with playalong accompaniments in 3 different tempi (and demo performance) 

    Robin Robin - Liz Lane - Euphonium and Piano (TC solo part)

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    Robin Robin was especially adapted for David Thornton (euphonium) from the song of the same name, originally recorded by Belinda Evans (soprano) with Stephen Marquis (piano), to help raise funds for Yeovil Hospitals Flying Colours Appeal.

    Words written by Jennifer Henderson trace a robin's journey through the seasons: Spring-'fearless and bold', Summer-'a bird with attitude', through to Autumn-'when other birds fly away, you're loyal'.

    This beautiful solo was also recorded by Steven Mead on his recent CD, UFO recorded with the Brighouse and Rastrick band.

    This is the version for euphonium and piano and is sure to be in great demand.

    Published by Kirklees Music.

     

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Difficulty level: 3.5,4/6

    Supplied with: Solo part (in treble clef ONLY) and piano part.

    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.

    Napoli - Hermann Belstedt - Euphonium or Cornet and Piano

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    Here is the classic solo Napoli, making its debut in the Euphoniumstore!

    This is the well known solo version with its characteristic piano part. It's full of verve and energy, and well loved by so many soloists over the years.

    Please note the solo part is only available here in treble clef.

     

    Published by Kirklees Music.

     

    Duration: c.5 minutes

    Difficulty level: 4.5/6

    Supplied with:  solo part (treble clef only) and piano part.

    Journey - Misa Mead - Euphonium and Piano

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    This piece was originally composed for euphonium tuba octet (4 euphs and 4 tubas ideally), commissioned by Roger Bobo in 2013 

    Here is the version that Misa made for euphonium and piano.

    There are many difficult pieces for euphonium in the world, so the composer wrote it especially for young students and amateur players.

    There are 5 movements in this euphonium and piano version.

    1. Morning

    2. Hard Worker

    3. Dream

    4. Sloping Road 

    5. Scene

    So here is a perfect suite of five pieces for young students and amateur players. Great fun, original and very creative!!

     

    Difficulty level: 2or3/6

    Total performance time: 8.00

    Supplied with :  Euphonium parts in both TC and BC and piano

    Concerto Classico - Stuart Johnson - Euphonium and Piano

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    Here is a really fun and interesting 'classical' style concerto composed by Stuart Johnson, ex Head of music for Staffordshire.

    This has some very challenging writing, but all of it a real joy to play. This has just been published by Brass Wind Publications in the UK.

    Concerto Grosso was premiered at St. Mary's Church, Portsmouth in November 2016 by the Band of the Royal Marines, Collingwood. The soloist was Steven Boyes and the conductor was Lieutenant Nick Grace OBE, Principal Direcotr of the Royal Marines.

    1st Mov. Andante Moderato/Allegro

    2nd Mov. Sarabande

    3rd Mov. Rondo Allegro vivace

     

    Duration 15.00

    Difficulty level 4.5/6

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    Albion (Remembrance of things part) - Stephen Roberts - Euphonium/Baritone and Piano

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    Here is a beautiful reflective solo from Stephen Roberts; an original that really captures the spirit of remembrance and casts a fond eye to the past.

    It's a truly lovely solo, not difficult and one that should be played well by players of intermediate standard and higher. Ideal for a contrasting work in a recital, or a church service.

     

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Difficulty level: 2-3/6

    Supplied with solo part in TC and BC and piano part.

    The Lark in the Clear Air - Arr. Stephen Roberts - for Euphonium/Baritone or Horn in F and Piano

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    Stephen Roberts has penned this most attractive setting of this much-loved melody.

    Altgough the melodic line is clearly central, there are some lovely extended florid passagesWhich gives the setting a really nice original and fresh touch. A good soloist will really make this sound beautiful and free.

    I'm sure this is set to be a very popular work. It was first written in 1999. 

    Here is the youtube video where this is performed beautifully by Katrina Marzella and the Black Dyke Band.

    The first use of this tune seems to have been as an eighteenth-century rebel song. A hundred years later, Belfast writer Samuel Ferguson wrote these words, that were to make it one of the most famous romantic songs in the tradition.

    Here are the lyrics of this popular song:

    Dear thoughts are in my mind and my soul it soars enchanted
    As I hear the sweet lark sing in the clear air of the day
    For a tender beaming smile to my hope has been granted
    And tomorrow he shall hear all my fond heart longs to say I will tell him all my love, all my soul's pure adoration
    And I know he will hear my voice and he will not answer me nay
    It is this that gives my soul all it's joyous elation
    As I hear the sweet lark sing in the clear air of the day

    Published by Tanglewind Music

     

    Duration 5 minutes

    Difficulty level 4/6

    Supplied with solo part in TC, BC and for Horn in F, and piano part

    Sicilienne - Maria Theresa Von Paradis Arr. S. Roberts - Brass (in Bb) solo and Piano

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    Maria Theresia Paradis (also von Paradies) (May 15, 1759 – February 1, 1824), was an Austrian musician and composer who lost her sight at an early age, and for whom Mozart may have written his Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major.

    The beautful Sicilienne is a much loved classic melody, with a gently lilt. 

    This arrangement by Stephen Roberts makes it very accessible to brass players, in a nice friendly key and not too high at the high climax.

    Here's a nice version on youtube , played on the violin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90z1KgGhtAw 

     

    Suitable for cornet, trumpet, Flugelhorn, euphonium, baritone, trombone.

    Duration 2.40

    Difficulty 3.5/6

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    Three Dances - Stephen Roberts - Euphonium or Baritone and Piano

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    Here is a brand new (2020) original work for Euphonium or Baritone and Piano from Stephen Roberts, the prolific brass pedagog, horn player, composer/arranger and brass band adjudicator.

    This suite is really fun and quite challenging. In three movements:

    1. Toreadors     2. Sarabande    3. Spring Dance

    All are in beautiful stylistic settings, demanding quite advanced technique and a good high range. The last movement in particular with its rapid mixed meter writing will be quite a challenge. 

    This is a very welcome addition to the repertoire and short to be in demand from good students and players looking for something fresh in their recital. 

    Published by Tanglewind Music

     

    Duration  11 minutes

    Difficulty: 4/6

    Supplied with solo part in TC and BC and piano part.

    Cats Calling (A Suite of Seven Easy Pieces for Brass and Piano)- Stephen Roberts

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    Here is a really fun original suite for brass soloist and piano, suitable for young and intermediate players, composed by Stephen Roberts.

    Instruments that this suite can be for: Bb trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone, Bb Tuba

    The titles of the movements:

    1. Copy Cat

    2. Cat Nap

    3. Cool Cat

    4. Cat Burglar

    5. Showbiz Cat

    6. Ballet Cat

    7. Alley Cat

    The pieces are all composed in a light fun style, and is sure to popular with young players, and not so young players who have a youthful spirit!

    Published by Tanglewind Music

     

    Duration: approx 12 minutes

    Difficulty: 3/6

    Supplied with: solo parts in TC and BC and piano part.

    Carrickfergus - Trad. Irish Air Arr. Stephen Roberts - Euphonium (or baritone or trombone) with piano accompaniment

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    Stephen Roberts' famous arrangement of the classic traditional Irish air Carrickfergus, as played by many fine euphonium, baritone and trombone soloists.

    This version with piano accompaniment is sure to be very popular.

    Highly recommended

     

    Duration 3.45

    Difficulty 3/6

    Supplied with: solo parts in TC and BC and piano part

    Euphory Concerto - Adam Wesolowski - Euphonium and Piano - DIGITAL DOWNLOAD sheet music

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     Here is the brand-new euphonium concerto by the Polish composer Adam Wesolowski, composed for Steven Mead and premiered by him in Poland in November 2019.

    Here are the YouTube links to listen and watch each of the three movements:

    1st movement: https://youtu.be/alXcOzzy658

    2nd movement: https://youtu.be/Yq6l89avPJo

    3rd movement: https://youtu.be/FLCUssb2BLA

    This brilliant and fresh sounding concerto is now available for everyone to perform. This page is for the version with piano accompaniment. 

    As you can hear from the YouTube links. The first movement is a beautiful slow melody shared between soloist and the orchestra. It explores the rich lyrical sound of the euphonium, in the most romantic setting.

    The second movement is the most original and daring, And we have happily described this movement as the beatbox movement, as you will see from the video. Maybe you need this challenge!

    The final movement is a virtuoso tour-de-force with rapid scales, double tonguing, and contrasting motives.

    We highly recommend this Concerto for outstanding students, advanced players and professionals, and all players who relish a challenge!

    The parts for string orchestra are also available on this site.

     

    Duration 12.00

    Difficulty  4.5/6

    Supplied with BASS CLEF (in C) solo part and piano accompaniment

    Largo - Frederic Chopin Arr. Eric Wilson - Euphonium and Piano

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    Here is a technically easy yet very beautiful melody by Chopin, arranged by Eric Wilson

    It's a brand new publication from Winwood Music.

    It's the third movement from the  composer's Cello Sonata Op.65

    Listen/watch the original version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlzeUi9rv2w

    Arranger Eric Wilson has unearthed a real gem here, and we hear it may be be on an Associated Board Euphonium exam list soon!

    Only 3.45 in lduration, it will be a real delight to play in a longer recital, slow melody contest, or college performance.

     

    Duration 3.45

    Difficulty: 2.5 or 3/6

    Supplied with solo part in TC and BC and piano score

    Prelude and Tarantella - Anthony Plog - Euphonium and Piano

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    This super release is one the Adventures in Brass is a series of 6 six brass solos written by Anthony Plog and commissioned by M. Dee Stewart, Director of CAP ventures (College Auditions Preparation) at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Anthony Plog’s characteristic and original style of composition is clearly in evidence here in this series of six contrasting and idiomatic short pieces (between 3’30’’ and 4’). Each of them can enrich a recital program.

    Anthony Plog (*1947)

    Anthony Plog was born on November 13th, 1947 in Glendale, California. He received his music degree from UCLA (University of California Los Angeles). Trumpet studies were first with his father Clifton Plog and later with Irving Bush, Thomas Stevens and James Stamp. He has a successful international career as a soloist and has made many recordings

    Duration 4 mins

    Difficulty: 3,4/6

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    Turbulence, Tide and Torque - Concerto for Baritone (or Euphonium) - Peter Graham - solo with piano accompaniment

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    Here is the brand new concerto for baritone (or euphonium) composed for and performed by Katrina Marzella.

    Composer Peter Graham writes:

    "Turbulence, Tide and Torque can be considered to be a companion piece to my 2008 Euphonium Concerto In League with Extraordinary Gentlemen, and indeed can be performed on Euphonium (vintage or medium bore instrument preferred). Whereas the gentlemen in question in the latter work were fictional (e.g. Sherlock Holmes and Phileas Fogg), the former pays tribute to three real life women who were very much true pioneers and heroines of their age.

    Turbulence: Harriet Quimby (b. 1875) was one of the world's best woman aviators, her significant and historic achievement being the first woman to fly across the English Channel. Sadly, in her lifetime very few people were aware of her 1912 accomplishment; potential press coverage was dominated by the sinking of The Titanic only two days before.

     Grace Darling (b. 1815) is a name much more familiar to the public today, and in her lifetime she was lauded as a national heroine. A humble lighthouse keeper's daughter from Northumberland, her participation in the rescue of survivors from the wrecked paddle-steamer Forfarshire is well documented (a museum dedicated to her achievements located in Bamburgh, the town of her birth). This movement, Tide, develops a main theme from my large scale work Harrison's Dream, reflecting on the souls lost in the disaster.

    The final movement Torque, opens with a sudden gear change such as might have been undertaken by Dorothy Levitt (b. 1882), the woman's world land speed record holder, in her Napier racing car. Levitt, who following her 1906 record-breaking achievement was described as the Fastest Girl on Earth, went on to write extensively about her experiences, encouraging females to take up motoring through her articles in The Graphic newpaper.

    Turbulence, Tide and Torque was commissioned by and is dedicated to Katrina Marzella as part of an Arts Council of England funded residency I was awarded with the Black Dyke Band in 2018.

    Peter Graham

    As recorded on Katrina's new CD  with Black Dyke Band: Full recording available on Spotlight from World of Brass.com

     

    Duration  15 mins

    Difficulty 4.5/6

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    Step Out! - Robin Dewhurst Euphonium and Piano

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    A new and really fun new work by Robin Dewhurst, composed for Glenn Van Looy. Here an audio clip for euphonium and band.

    This is the version for euphonium and piano.

    In a light easy style, in swing time, which should be very popular for audiences and soloists alike.

    Robin also has contributed to the euphonium repertory with his Panache, composed around 20 years ago!!

     

    Highly recommended!

    Duration. 3.5 minutes

    Difficulty: 3 or 4/6

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    Concertino (originally for bassoon) - Ferdinand David Arr Vertommen - Euphonium and Piano

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    Ferdinand David (1810— 1873) was a German virtuoso violinist and composer.

    David was born in the same house in Hamburg where Felix Mendelssohn had been born the previous year. David was a pupil of Louis Spohr and Moritz Hauptmann and became concertmaster (Konzertmeister) at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig working with Mendelssohn. In 1843 David became the first professor of violin at the newly founded Leipziger Konservatorium fu"r Musik. David worked closely with Mendelssohn, providing technical advice during the preparation of the latter's Violin Concerto. He was also the soloist in the premiere of the work in 1845. David's own compositions number about 50 opuses including Concertinos for violin, bassoon, clarinet & trombone and orchestra. David’s most played piece today is without a doubt his Concertino for trombone and orchestra. This piece is very often used as the test piece for trombonists auditioning for symphony orchestras around the world. His Concertino for bassoon was used as test piece at the Paris Conservatoire. During the first century of the Conservatoire’s existence, the pieces for the competition were mostly written by the bassoon professors but near the end of the 19th century the Conservatoire had a policy of commissioning new works from established composers in most years. The Concertino by Ferdinand David was used as a test piece in 1881. The arrangement for euphonium and piano (or orchestra/band) was made by Luc Vertommen. Duration 9.50 Difficulty 4.5/6 supplied with solo parts in TC, BC and BC in Bb and piano part 

    Carmen Fantasy No.2 - Bizet Arr Vertommen - Euphonium and Piano

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    This is the new second set of variations that now exists for euphonium and piano!!
    Georges Bizet’s opera Carmen is based on the story of the same title by Prosper Merimee and concerns the renowned Carmen, a beautiful gypsy with a fiery temper. Several well-known pieces from the opera have taken on a life separate to the work: the Prelude (overture), the Toreador song and the Habanera. A number of classical composers have used themes from Carmen as the basis for works of their own. This Carmen Fantasy is a virtuoso showpiece in the tradition of fantasias on operatic themes. Like in the opera, the soloist most not only have a great range, but also exhibit superior dramatic skills in order to portray Carmen’s character. Almost every technical challenge for the brass soloist is contained here or what is more the soloist must fully understand beautiful song like aspect and stylistic demands of this music. This Carmen Fantasy No.2 is mainly based on the ‘fantaisie brillante’ for flute by Francois Borne (1840-1920) which is a staple of the romantic flute repertoire. This is fun to play but not for the faint-hearted. It is a huge challenge for the advanced euphonium player. Fancy a challenge ?? Here it is! Duration : 12 minutes Difficulty 6/6 Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC and BC in Bb.

     

    Pieces Breves Op. 84 - Gabriel Faure Arr. Luc Vertommen - Euphonium and Piano

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    A set of five movements from this suite of pieces by Gabriel Faure.

    Faure did not intend these pieces to be published as a set; they were composed as individual works between 1869 and 1902. his publishers, insisted on issuing them together as "Eight Short Pieces" in 1902, the composer successfully demanded that none of the eight must be allocated its own title. When he moved on to another publisher, Hamelle ignored his earlier instructions and issued subsequent editions with titles for each piece.

    1. Capriccio  Dedicated to Madame Jean Leonard Koechlin.[Morrison calls it "capricious indeed", and notes a harmonic twist at the end "as nonchalant as it is acrobatic".It was originally written as a sight-reading test for students at the Paris Conservatoire, of which Faure was the professor of composition from 1896 and director from 1905 to 1920.

    2. Adagietto An andante moderato, "serious, grave, at once firm and pliant, attaining real beauty" (Koechlin).

    3. Improvisation  Orledge calls this piece a middle period "song without words". It was composed as a sight-reading test for the Conservatoire.[

    4. Allégresse  "A bubbling perpetuum mobile whose surging romantic feelings are only just kept under restraint" (Orledge). "A song, pure and gay, uplifted to a sunlit sky, a youthful outpouring, full of happiness." (Koechlin).

    5. Nocturne  As noted above, this piece stands apart from the larger-scale works to which Fauré gave the title "nocturne". It would not be listed among them were it not for the publisher's unauthorised use of the title in this case. It is the longest of the eight pieces of Op 84, but is much shorter and simpler than the other 12 nocturnes, consisting of a song-like main theme with a delicate semiquaver accompaniment in the left hand.

    What a super collection of music, and brilliantly edited and arranged by Gabriel Faure. Movements can of course by played separately.

    Highly recommended

    Duration approx 10 mins

    Difficulty 4.5+/6

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    A Dark Night - Gilles Rocha - Euphonium and Piano

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    Another exciting solo from the pen of Gilles Rocha, originally composed for trombone but in this edition for euphonium and piano it's clear it's a very effective and exciting solo for euphonium.

    A great contest/display/recital solo.

     

    Duration: 6.15

    Difficulty 5/6

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    A Breath of Air - Gilles Rocha - Euphonium and Piano

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    This solo is another virtuoso piece from Gilles Rocha, dedicated to the superb bass trombonist Lionel Fumeaux.

    Despite it's creation for the talened Mr. Fumeaux, it works great on euphonium. There are several writeen glisses, but we can have some fun trying to reaslise these!

    In this euphonium edition there are not the crazy pedal tones that we have come to expect from the combination of Rocha and Fumeaux!

     

    Duration 7.00

    Difficulty 5/6

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    Love Is Here To Stay - George Gershwin Arr. Jirka Kadlec - Euphonium and Piano

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    A very good arrangment of this classic Gershwin song. Not difficult and can be used in a vareity of situations.

    Highly recommended

    Duration 3.50

    Difficulty 3/6

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    Japanese Dance - Bertrand Moren - Euphonium and Piano

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    Bugaku is a very ancient form of traditional Japanese dance music. Executed only by men at imperial court ceremonies, Bugaku reinforces the gravity of Gagaku by the absence of string instruments. Some pieces are danced with masks, others with the face bare and without make-up. The Togaku (left-hand) dancers enter the stage from the left and are dressed in red with gold ornaments. The Komagaku (right-hand) dancers enter from the right and have blue costumes with silver accessories.

    There are three movements in a Bugaku piece : Jo — very slow and free Ha - regular beat, but still slow Kyu - the tempo quickens and concludes the dance. This solo is inspired by Bugaku, trying to recreate the atmosphere of this music and using traditional Japanese modes and rhythms. The structure follows the three parts mentioned above, first a slow free cadenza, then a slow but metrically regular part, then a fast and virtuosic finale. The composer has not however attempted to create authentically Japanese music, because the latter does not use the same tuning, sounds or tonal structure as Western music. This is a free adaptation of oriental music to the Euphonium. Listen to this solo in a version for cornet: https://www.reift.ch/popupPlayerCd.php?id=15028&ModPagespeed=off

     

    Duration 7.30

    Difficulty  4+/6

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    American Sketches - Bertrand Moren - Euphonium and Piano

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    A superb concert/recital work by the Swiss composer Bertrand Moren.

    Challenging and huge fun to play. Great for solo contests too!

    Duration 5.30

    Diffuculty 5/6

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    Concertino No.2 - Charles Gauchet - Euphonium and Piano

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    Concertino No.2 - Gauchet PROGRAM NOTES Charles Gauchet (1863—1922) was born in Liege and studied cornet at the conservatory in the class of Dieudonne Gerardy between 1880 and 1888. He won a first prize for fugue in the class of Jean-Théodore Radoux and a first prize for harmony in the class ofJoseph Delsemme and Sylvain Dupuis. Afterwards he became a teacher in a primary school and at the normal school in Liege. He was a member of the orchestra of the Theatre Royal and from 1890 to 1896 he was assistant in Gerardy's class. He conducted the Harmonie des Orphelins for over thirty years. In addition to the opera Else’a, he mainly composed works for brass, including Petit pie‘ce dans Ie style ancien (1893) for trumpet and a Concertina in fminor (1889) for trumpet and piano and a Concertino for horn. For the six-valved trombone, he composed a Romance with piano accompaniment and the well—known (Premier) Concertino with string quintet (or piano) accompaniment and a second Concertina. It was composed for the 1890 competition and dedicated to Emile Daloze, trombone teacher at the Liege conservatoire. The version with piano accompaniment was published in Liege by Veuve Léopod Muraille and the parts for string quintet were found in the archives of the Antwerp conservatoire. The Concertino became hugely popular and was used as test piece in Ghent (1892), Brussels (1894) and Antwerp (1895). Jules Blangenois (teacher at Brussels conservatoire) made a version with wind band or fanfare band accompaniment. It was soon followed by a second Concertino in a more romantic mood. A copy of the original version for trombone and piano is preserved in the library of the Antwerp conservatoire. Both concertinos by Gaucet follow the pattern of a three-movement concerto (fast-slow-fast) and remind us of a more romantic style and language in the style of the Russian national school. Both concertinos (although sadly neglected and unknown) could easily be compared with the much admired Trombone Concerto by Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov composed in 1877. The core of both concertinos is the slow movement which reminds us of the music of Camille Saint Saens and the era of salon music.

     to be heard: 

    Complete recording: Anthology of Flemish Band Music volume 6 - Une soirée musicale chez Adolphe Sax - Glenn Van Looy (euphonium), Geert Callaert (piano) Lost Treasures - Glenn Van Looy (euphonium), Geert Callaert (piano) Duration 10 minutes Difficulty 4/6 sSpplied with piano part and solo parts in TC, BC and BC in Bb

    Premier Concertino - Charles Gauchet - Euphonium and Piano

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    PROGRAM NOTES Charles Gauchet (1863—1922) was born in Liege and studied cornet at the conservatory in the class of Dieudonne Gerardy between 1880 and 1888. He won a first prize for fugue in the class of Jean-Théodore Radoux and a first prize for harmony in the class ofJoseph Delsemme and Sylvain Dupuis. Afterwards he became a teacher in a primary school and at the normal school in Liege. He was a member of the orchestra of the Theatre Royal and from 1890 to 1896 he was assistant in Gerardy's class. He conducted the Harmonie des Orphelins for over thirty years. In addition to the opera Else’a, he mainly composed works for brass, including Petit pie‘ce dans Ie style ancien (1893) for trumpet and a Concertina in fminor (1889) for trumpet and piano and a Concertino for horn. For the six-valved trombone, he composed a Romance with piano accompaniment and the well—known (Premier) Concertino with string quintet (or piano) accompaniment and a second Concertina. It was composed for the 1890 competition and dedicated to Emile Daloze, trombone teacher at the Lie‘ge conservatoire. The version with piano accompaniment was published in Liege by Veuve Léopod Muraille and the parts for string quintet were found in the archives of the Antwerp conservatoire. The Concertino became hugely popular and was used as test piece in Ghent (1892), Brussels (1894) and Antwerp (1895). Jules Blangenois (teacher at Brussels conservatoire) made a version with wind band or fanfare band accompaniment. It was soon followed by a second Concertino in a more romantic mood. A copy of the original version for trombone and piano is preserved in the library of the Antwerp conservatoire. Both concertinos by Gaucet follow the pattern of a three-movement concerto (fast-slow-fast) and remind us of a more romantic style and language in the style of the Russian national school. Both concertinos (although sadly neglected and unknown) could easily be compared with the much admired Trombone Concerto by Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov composed in 1877. The core of both concertinos is the slow movement which reminds us of the music of Camille Saint Saens and the era of salon music.

     to be heard: 

    Complete recording: Anthology of Flemish Band Music volume 6 - Une soirée musicale chez Adolphe Sax - Glenn Van Looy (euphonium), Geert Callaert (piano) Lost Treasures - Glenn Van Looy (euphonium), Geert Callaert (piano) Duration 10 minutes Difficulty 4/6 sSpplied with piano part and solo parts in TC, BC and BC in Bb

     

    Cafe 1930 - Astor Piazzolla Arr. Luc Vertommen - Euphonium and Piano

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    I'm delighted to say that we can present this new published arrangement of this much-loved classic from Astor Piazzolla. Several euphonium artists including Steven Mead have performed and recorded this work, and this appears to be a virtually identical arrangements to those played by these artists during the last years.

    Congratulations to Luc Vertommen and his company Brass Press VOF For now making this available. It's sure to be very popular indeed.

    "Histoire du Tango" Is one of the most famous compositions by tango composer Astor Piazzolla, originally written for flute and guitar in 1986. It was Piazzolla's lifes work to bring the tango from the bordello's and dance halls of Argentina Into the concert halls of Europe and America. It attempted to convey their history and evolution of the tango in four movements, Bordello 1900, Cafe 1930, Nightclub 1960, and Concert d'Aujourd'hui.

    Cafe 1930 describes another age of the tango. People stopped dancing it as they did in 1900, preferring instead simply to listen to it. It became more musical, and more romantic. This tango has undergone total transformation: the movements are slower, with new and often melancholy harmonies. Tango orchestras came to consist of two violins, two concertinas, a piano, and a bass. The tango is sometimes sung as well.

    Highly recommended

     

    Duration approx 6 mins

    Difficulty 4/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC and BC in Bb and piano score.

    Blind Spot - Gilles Rocha - Euphonium and Piano

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    Gilles Rocha is a well-known Swiss music personality, known for his outstanding euphonium playing, teaching, composing and arranging. He teaches at the Conservatoire in Fribourg. This astonishing solo, with its huge demands placed on the soloist was composed for the young Swiss virtuoso Euphonium player Stephanie Gaspov for the Swiss national brass solo competition a couple of years ago. It is a real display work, suitable for the advanced player in a recital, concert even examination situation. Some extraordinary technical sections sitting side-by-side with some very beautiful sections in this 6.5 minute work.

    This work is also available with brass band accompaniment on this website.

    Duration: 6.30 mins

    Difficulty level: 6/6

    Supplied with, solo part in TC, and BC and piano accompaniment.

    15 Intermediate Christmas Carols - Arr. Philip Sparke - with piano accompaniment and play along CD accomp.

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    Philip Sparke's 15 Intermediate Christmas Carols, a bundle that is part of the Anglo Music Play-Along Series, is intended for the young instrumentalist who can play about one and a half octaves. The book, which in terms of notes is tailored to the instrument in question, is a sequel to 15 Easy Christmas Carols and allows musicians in development to discover some of the world's most popular Christmas songs - simple yet beautiful melodies that suit their limited range. This book contains valuable material that is an excellent addition to every teaching method; it comes with piano accompaniment and a CD with demo and play-along tracks.

    Content:

    1. Angels We Have Heard on High
    2. Christians, Awake, Salute the Happy Morn
    3. Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus
    4. Coventry Carol
    5. Deck the Halls
    6. Ding Dong! Merrily on High
    7. He is Born, the Holy Child
    8. Here We Come A-Wassailing
    9. Joy to the World
    10. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
    11. O Come, All Ye Faithful
    12. Or the Father's Love Begotten
    13. O Little Town of Bethlehem
    14. Silent Night
    15. The Twelve Days of Christmas

     

    Difficulty 2,3/6

    Duration approx 40 mins total

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    15 Easy Christmas Carols - Arr. Philip Sparke - with piano accompaniment and play along CD accomp.

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    Philip Sparke's 15 Easy Christmas Carols, a bundle that is part of the Anglo Music Play-Along Series, is meant for the young instrumentalist who can play just over an octave. The book is custom-tailored to the instrument concerned and introduces the novice musician to some of the world's most popular Christmas songs - simple yet beautiful melodies that suit their limited range. This book contains valuable material that is an excellent addition to every teaching method; it comes with piano accompaniment and a CD with demo and play-along tracks.

    Content:

    1. As With Gladness Men of Old
    2. Away in a Manger
    3. The First Noël
    4. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
    5. Good Christian Men, Rejoice
    6. Good King Wenceslas
    7. Rake! The Herald Angels Sing
    8. The Holly and the Ivy
    9. In the Bleak Midwinter
    10. O Come, O Come, Immanuel
    11. On Christmas Night all Christians Sing
    12. Once at Royal David's City
    13. Rocking Carol
    14. We Three Kings of Orient Are
    15. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

    Difficulty 1/6

    Duration: approx 35 minutes total

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    Sonata - Doug Bristol - Euphonium and Piano

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    This is a challenging three movement work that Demondare Thurman and Kathryn Fouse premiered at the 2015 U.S. Army Tuba-Euphonium Workshop at Fort Myer, VA.  This is a wonderful addition and perfect all aspiring college Euphonium players.

    Highly recommend for all serious students and advanced players everywhere.

    Listen!!

    Published by Cimarron Music Press

    Duration: 12.00

    Difficulty: 5/6

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    Prophecies - Barbara York - Euphonium and Piano

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    A most attractive concert/recital work. Currently a test piece for the next ITEC, Ohio, 2019.

    Composed 2013, published by Cimarron Music Press

    Barbara York (b. 1949, Winnipeg, Canada) has been working in both Canada and the U.S. for over 45 years as a concert accompanist, choral and theatrical music director and composer. Her score and lyrics for the Canadian musical Colette won a Dora Mavor Moore Award (Canada's version of a Tony) in 1981. She has received commissions from two Canadian symphony orchestras (Mississauga and Saskatoon), the Boise State University Symphonic Winds and the Boise State Symphony Orchestra, plus numerous private groups and soloists in both the US and Canada.

    She has presented compositions at three World Saxophone Congresses and at the 2003 International Double Reed Symposium. Her 50-minute scripted, children's piece, A Butterfly in Time was nominated for a Canadian "Juno Award" for recordings in 2006 and is available through Amazon.com and elsewhere on the Children's Group label. Her first tuba piece, Sea Dreams, was on the required repertoire list for the International Tuba Euphonium Association's 2004 Young Artists Competition in Budapest. Conversations, for Euphonium, Alto Saxophone and Piano, won the Harvey Phillips Award for Euphonium in Chamber Music at the 2006 International Tuba Euphonium Congress. Her Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra was recorded by Tim Buzbee with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and is available internationally through Albany Records. As an accompanist, Barbara plays regularly at school, university and professional concert venues throughout the United States and Canada, has recorded for CBC Radio and has premiered numerous works for other composers at International congresses. Barbara lives in Pittsburg, KS where she works part-time as a staff accompanist at Pittsburg State University.

    Difficulty 4/6

    Duration  8 minutes

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    A Caged Bird - Barbara York - Trombone or Euphonium and Piano

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    An attractive work for trombone that will also work well for euphonium, and piano.

    Barbara York writes, "This piece was not written specifically in response to either the poem by Maya Angelou or that by Paul Dunbar that both refer to the 'caged bird'. However, there is no doubt that both poems have inspired my own further exploration and now musical extrapolation on the subject of being 'caged' and still 'singing' in spite of this... Even within the many bonds and restrictive boundaries that we often find ourselves, it still seems to be a fundamental part of Nature as both human and spiritual beings that we cannot help but sing in both joy and praise both from ourselves and to our own Creator despite the sometimes, even apparently insurmountable obstacles we encounter."

    listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_KIuFa9dVQ  or  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtgOld3IdVk

    Legend of a Big Friendly Giant - Kevin Houben (transcribed Alexandre Korovitch) - Euphonium and Piano

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    At night The Big Friendly Giant catches dreams and nightmares in jars. Playing on his ´big trumpet´, he gives the beautiful dreams back to the sleeping children and he keeps the nightmares with him.

    The composition ´The legend of a big friendly giant´ is all about this ´big trumpet´, in this case the euphonium. The euphonium doesn´t need special effects.

    All his lyrical and technical capacities are used in function of creating beautiful musical dreams. As in a classical concerto, the soloist combats with the orchestra. At first they are playing alternately, afterwords they play fraternal together.

    This work was created in Torrent (Spain) and dedicated to Steven Mead and Frank De Vuyst.

     

    ​Kevin Houben was born in Peer (Belgium) in 1977.

    At the Lemmens Institute in Leuven, he attained a first prize in trumpet (with Leon Pétré) and pedagogy. He also obtained a masters in concert band conducting (with Jan Van der Roost), symphonic band conducting (with Edmond Saveniers), composition and orchestration (with Jan Van der Roost), chamber music and solfège.

    Kevin Houben’s work (from 2001), composed only on commission, comprises pieces for solo instrument, brass quintet, brass ensemble, wind orchestra, fanfare orchestra, brass band and symphonic orchestra.   

    In 2003, he won the ‘Sabam’ and the public’s prize at the ‘2ième Concours International de composition pour orchestre à vents de Comines-Warneton’ for the work Arcana. With this same composition, he won the ‘3rd European Composer’s Competition 2006 European Brass Band Association’ in Belfast (Northern Ireland) in April 2006.

    In 2009, he won the EBBC public’s prize with the work Thyellene – ‘Battle on the Heath’ as well as the 3th place at the composition contest for brass bands during the EBBC in Belgium (Ostend).

    In 2016, he won the prestigious international BUMA brass award.     

    In 2017, he composed his first Symphony, it was premiered by the Belgium National Symphonic Orchestra (NOB) and conducted by the maestro, Brossé.

    The same year he also was Composer in Residence in Lithuania and he wrote Where Angels Fly, Commissioned for the 2017 European Brass Band Championships by Vlamo, the Flemish Association for Music Bands and Musicians. It was the test piece for the champion division during the EBBC in Ostend.

    Besides being a versatile and prolific composer he is also very much in demand as an adjudicator, clinician and guest conductor. His musical activities have taken place in various countries in three continents and his compositions have been performed and recorded around the world.During the 2015 festival ‘TOMORROWLAND’ in Belgium, he worked closely with the Belgium National Symphonic Orchestra (NOB) as an arranger and orchestrator of dance tracks including David Guetta, Armin van Buuren and Dimitri Vegas. Houben also orchestrated the special composition Hymne (by Hans Zimmer) for the event.

     

    Duration : 10 minutes

    Difficulty: 4.5-5/6 (due to sustained high range playing​

    Supplied with: Solo parts in TC (Bb) BC (Bb) nd BC (in C) and piano part

     

    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

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    Euphonism - Philip Sparke - 2 Euphoniums and brass band

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    A real gem of a euphonium duet, not so well known as the famous Two Part Invention by the same composer, but really delightful and deserves to be heard a lot more.

    It was commissioned by Brass Band World Magazine for Riki MacDonnell and Mike Kilroy, and exists just in this version for 2 euphoniums and brass band.

    The subtitle is 'Te Hononga' - That meeting or friends from across The water.

    It has a two-part structure (Lento/Fast in 6/8) giving each player the chance to play beautiful lyric lines and virtuosic playing. It ends slowly and with a beautiful mood.

    Youtube of a Brazilian performance HERE (wind band version)

     

    Duration 8.30 approx

    Difficulty 4/6

    Supplied with duet parts in TC (Bb) and full score and full set of brass band parts.

    Cococerto Grosso - Frank Steckar - Euphonium/Saxhorn/Baritone and Piano

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    A brand new and truly original work, not too difficult, by one of France's most notable brass composers of the modern era, Frank Steckar.

    Just released a few weeks ago, this workIs a superb vehicle for the intermediate player to play a work that has serious yet more relaxed and fun moments, very well constructed, an excellent piece for recitals, competitions and festivals. It has a rich harmonic language In the accompaniment, and is an fine work for a teacher coach a student on, as there are so many excellent musical elements involved.

    Highly recommended.

    Duration , approx. 8 mins

    Difficulty level 3+

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

    Holalola - Xavier Denis - Euphonium/Saxhorn/baritone and Piano

    £11.50
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    A brand new publication from the leading French publishers Robert Martin, with a really fun piece, in jazzy style, and not too difficult!!

    A really fresh sounding piece for players who are cool...or want to be cool!

    Fun jazzy rythms, some mixed metre sections...a really good recital/concert work and not too technically difficult.

    From a new series called Collection Duo Fact, 

     

    Duration: approx 6 mins

    Difficult: level 3/6

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    Old Italian Arias for Brass - Trans. Donato Semeraro - Euphonium or Trombone (BC only) - with piano accompaniment + free mp3 backing tracks

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    Here is a fabulous collection of old Italian Arias, available in this album, transcribed for euphonium/baritone or trombone by Donato Semeraro. It comes with a beautifully produced book for piano and a set of free Mp3 backing tracking tracks (piano) - Euphoniumstore sends you the link to download these backing tracks once you've purchased this book.

    "Old Italian Arias for Brass". Selection of ancient arias transcribed for brass and piano, composed by some of the most important Italian composers who lived between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Songs belonging to the "Bel Canto" school, of great educational use for all those teachers and students of trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba, who base their "musical belief" on the importance of singing, sound, phrasing and of musicality.

    18 songs by composers such as :Scarlatti, Caccini, Cesti, Cimarosa, Giordani, Pergolesi, Wivaldi and Marcello

    Duration: approx 1 hour

    Difficult level 3/6

    Supplied with solo book in BASS CLEF only and piano accompaniment book and free Mp3 backing tracks (we send you the link)!!!

    A Simple Gift - Tom Davoren - Euphonium and Piano

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    Here is a brand new composition from Tom Davoren, (www.tomdavoren.co.uk) written for Steven Mead in December 2017.

    It's an absolute gem and one that is sure to be widely played in concerts and recitals. Very accessible even for the intermediate player.

    The composer writes: "A Simple Gift was composed over Christmas 2017 for the well-known euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead. As its title suggests the piece is a gesture of thanks from composer to soloist, celebrating Steven Mead's gift for shaping melody as well as the natural lyrical quality of the euphonium itself"

     

    Duration: 3 minutes

    Difficulty level: 3/6

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    Quick March: 'Throw Away' - Tom Davoren - Euphonium and Piano

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    A brand new encore-type work from the pen of the popular composer Tom Davoren. Unashamedly virtuosic, of course!

    Composed over Christmas 2017 for Steven Mead! Tom writes:  "Intended as a tongue in cheek encore, the piece is a bombastic virtuoso take on an American style circus march".

    Duration: approx 2 minutes

    Difficulty: 5/6

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    Fantasia di Falcone - James Curnow - Euphonium and Piano

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    This is a superb extended work for euphonium, also available with wind orchestra accompaniment.

    The title makes an obvious reference to Mr. Curnow's teacher, mentor and renowned baritone horn teacher/soloist Leonard. This is a four-movement suite of fantasy variations, based on a theme from one of Falcone's favorite band transcriptions: Andrea Chanier (Opera Excerpts) by Umberto Giordano. This theme is only referenced (not quoted) in the opening cadenza of Movement #1, then developed throughout the overall construction of all four movements.

    Composed for the Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Competition.

    It is dedicated to Mrs. Beryl Falcone on the 20th anniversary of the festival in Leonard's name.

    see Youtube VIDEO

    Duration: 13.20

    Difficulty 4.5/6

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    Fantasia - Gordon Jacob - Euphonium and Piano

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    One of the earliest major works written for the euphonium, Gordon Jacob's Fantasia remains a standard work in the repertoire. Its haunting opening melody, fun and quirky Allegro section, lyrical melodic writing, triple tonguing intensity, low muted section, and demanding cadenza make it a composition worthy of performance. There are numerous ossias to assist with range limitations and the technical demands will prove a challenge for many players, but this should certainly be a familiar piece for all serious euphonium players. 

    This is undoubtedly one of our most important pillars in our historic original euphonium repertoire. It has for many years being a standard audition work for wind orchestra auditions and examination recitals.

    Published by Boosey and Hawkes

    Highly recommended

     

    Duration approx 11 mins

    Difficult 4/6

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    Concerto for Euphonium - Robert Jager - Euphonium and Piano (BC only)

    £16.50
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    Robert Jager's Concerto for Euphonium was originally commissioned as a concerto for trombone and orchestra, But in 1996 the composer decided to rewrite and rescore the work as a concerto for euphonium with accompaniments for band, symphony orchestra and piano.The Concerto for Euphonium is a highly demanding work for both soloist and the accompaniment. The outer movements are filled with rhythmic and metric complexities that demand a virtuoso group of musicians is the second movement, while less technically demanding, requires mature musicianship because of its sensitive lines and shaded instrumental colours.

    After a dramatic introduction dominated by euphonium the first movement moves into a highly rhythmic dialogue between soloist and accompaniment.

    The second movement is designed to be played at slowly and reflectively. It is this mood, one of reflection, that dominates the quasi-impressionistic character of the music.

    The third movement returns to the fiery rhythmic character of the first movement but this time more emphasis is placed upon mixed and is symmetrical metres so that the solid feel of the barline is lost.The form of this movement is that of a Rondo, and in the typical capricious mood of the Rondo literally rushes headlong into an exciting and brilliant finale.

    Written in three movements:  Slowly, Dramatically, Freely; Slowly, Reflectively; Brightly, but Forcefully.  This challenging work features high intensity writing that translates to complex rhythms and syncopations.  Flutter tonguing, lip trills, double tonguing, rapid meter changes, awkward trills and sections in seven flats encapsulate most of the difficulties of the work.  Yet, its vigor and drive, especially in the third movement, can compensate the performer and listener for these challenges.  The second movement has some nice recitative sections with ornamental runs.  A strong addition to the more contemporary repertoire of the euphonium.

    This work deserves to be more widely used in recitals, concerts and competitions!

    Difficultly level: 4.5,5/6

    Duration approx 12.5 mins.

    Supplied with solo part in BC only and piano part

    Scaramouche - Philip Sparke - Baritone or Euphonium and Piano

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    Scaramouche - Baritone or Euphonium Solo (with piano accompaniment)

    From the composer Philip Sparke - "Scaramouche was commissioned by Katrina Marzella with a grant from the BBC Performing Arts Fund. Undoubtedly the finest baritone player of her generation, Katrina was granted an education bursary from the BBC Performing Arts Fund as a result of winning the BBC Radio 2 Young Brass Soloist of the Year in 2004. This has allowed her to commission a series of new works for her instrument, including Scaramouche. In this version for euphonium and concert band, Scaramouche continues Sparke’s series of works which uses the Italian improvisational theatre tradition of commedia dell’arte as an inspiration. Pantomime, Harlequin and, now, Scaramouche draw on the contrasting moods of pathos and comedy characterised by the ‘happy/sad’ masks which symbolise European theatre. A slow expressive ballad, followed by a spirited vivace allows the composer to exploit both the lyrical and technical sides of the euphonium, therefore giving the soloist the chance to display the full capabilities of their instrument."

    A really super solo, sure to be widely played!

    Watch Bastien Baumet perform it (euphonium and brass band) and Felix Geroldinger (baritone and piano) and Tobias Reifer (euph and wind band)

    Published by Anglo Music 

    Duration: approx 6.45'

    Difficulty: 4.5/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC and BC and piano part.

    Sweet Euphonium - Gilles Rocha - Euphonium and Piano

    £11.50
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    From the pen of one of Switzerland's most prolific brass composers and outstanding euphonium soloists, Gilles Rocha. Sweet Euphonim is a very elegant lyrical solo that really sings, especially in the upper register.

    Ideal for lyrical slow melody contests. Highest note is treble clef high D.  Gives great scope for a players artistry to shine.

    Published by Editions Marc Reift

    Duration c.4 minutes

    Difficulty level 3.5,4/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC and BC and piano part

    Bravo! Euphonium - Carol Barratt - 20 pieces for Euphonium and Piano

    £12.00 - £11.60
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    A fine collection of 20 easy pieces for Euphonium and Piano. A separate piano accompaniment is supplied, and the solo parts are published in both treble and bass clef.

    From the pubishers: "The pieces in Bravo! Euphonium take the student progressively through the early grades.They consist mainly of original material, with a few arrangements too, some well known, some more unusual. These pieces are intended to encourage the student to perform, rather than merely play, whenever the opportunity arises. All too often, the early stages of learning an instrument can be a solitary process. Whenever possible, these pieces should be played with their keyboard accompaniments. Hearing the keyboard parts will lead to an awareness and appreciation of different musical styles and a sense of harmony, not just the melody. In addition, playing with an accompaniment develops the pupils ability to maintain his or her own part while listening to another.

    Highly recommended for the beginner player who is starting to develop well.

    Published by Boosey and Hawkes 


    Difficulty level  1,2/6

    Supplied with piano part and solo parts in TC and BC.


    Euphonium Concerto Op.120 - Derek Bourgeois - Euphonium and Piano

    £18.75
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    Here is one of the euphonium's most fearsome yet lyrical challenges, the Euphonium Concerto by Derek Bourgeois, commissioned and first performed by Wendy Picton.

    Derek Bourgeois composed his Euphonium Concerto in the spring of 1990. It is a straightforward tuneful work in three contrasted movements. The first movement is in regular sonata form with a lively first subject that has a strong rhythmic character. The second subject is lyrical and wistful. The development is mainly concerned with material derived from the opening subject. The movement concludes with a jaunty coda.

    The second movement again has two main themes. The first is slow and melancholy with a marching bass line. The second is more overtly melodic with lush accompanying harmonies.

    The finale is brief, highly rhythmical, and in three sections. There is some complex time juggling in the outer portions, though the character of the music is light hearted. The central episode is more lyrical, with a close affinity to the second subject of the first movement.

    The whole piece makes great virtuosic demands on the soloist, who for much of the time plays in a high tessitura. It calls for tremendous agility, yet also requires musicianship and shaping in its more reflective moments.

    A version for Euphonium and Brass Band is available from the composer.

    A magnificent concerto and a monumental challenge for the advanced soloist.

    Published by Brass Wind Publications


    Duration:  16.5 minutes

    Difficulty: 6/6

    Supplied with: solo parts in TC and BC and piano score.

     

    Derek Bourgeois

    Derek Bourgeois was born in Kingston on Thames in 1941. He graduated from Cambridge University with a first class honours degree in music, and a subsequent Doctorate. He spent two years at the Royal College of Music where he studied composition with Herbert Howells and conducting with Sir Adrian Boult.

    He has composed seventeen symphonies, twelve concertos, several other extended orchestral works, seven major works for chorus and orchestra, two operas and a musical. As well as a considerable quantity of chamber, vocal and instrumental music, he has composed twelve extended works for Brass Band and five symphonies for Symphonic Wind Orchestra. He has also written a considerable amount of music for television productions.

    He has written four works specifically about Mallorca: Symphony No 8 - "The Mountains of Mallorca", Symphony No 16 - "Songs of Mallorca", which is a setting for Soprano and Orchestra of four Poems by Miquel Costa I Llobera. A Symphonic Suite in four movements for Wind Band called simply "Mallorca", and a piece called "Felanitx Fantasy" for the Felanitx Band, of which he conductor elect.

    From 1970 to 1984 he was a Lecturer in Music at Bristol University. He was the conductor of the Sun Life Band from 1980 until 1983, and during the same period was Chairman of the Composers' Guild of Great Britain, and a member of the Music Advisory Panel of the Arts Council.

    In September 1984 he gave up his university post to become the Musical Director of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. In 1988 he founded the National Youth Chamber Orchestra of Great Britain which held its first course in the Summer of 1989. In 1990 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Bristol Philharmonic Orchestra.

    He left the National Youth Orchestra in August 1993 to become the Director of Music of St Paul's Girls' School in London. He retired to Mallorca in July 2002 where he now lives as a full-time composer.

    Derek Bourgeois died in September 2017.

    Pulse - Thomas Doss - for solo euphonium (or baritone) and piano

    £17.25 - £16.95
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    Just arrived at the store is this fantastic new solo by the Austrian composer, Thomas Doss.

    The composer writes:  Pulse, a solo work which was originally written for euphonium (or baritone) and wind orchestra, presented here with piano reduction.

    As the title suggests this piece is very rhythmic nature, Pulse represents a life and vitality, which also characterises the work. The tempo remains virtually constant throughout the piece. Even during the cadenza, played by euphonium, the pulse continues to beat steadily.

    This work is dedicated to the young baritone soloist Felix Geroldinger from Upper Austria.

    You can watch Felix performing it here with the SBO Wind Orchestra from Upper Austria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se-TjZVOEew

    Published by Mitropa Music.

    Highly recommended and sure to be popular.

     

    Difficulty: 4.5/6

    Duration:  7 mins

    Supplied with : solo parts in TC, BC and BC in Bb, and piano part.

    Concertpiece - Philip Wilby - Euphonium and Piano

    £12.50
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    Concertpiece by Philip Wilby is an exciting and demanding concert work, suitable for recitals and competitions.

    It was written in celebration of the life of David Thornton Snr. (1944-2008) who was the father of the famous euphonium soloist and teacher David Thornton.

    In this version with piano it is an outstanding concert work with alternate virtuoso and lyrical sections, with lively rhythms, cross rhythms and syncopations requiring great agility and dexterity. Excellent control is also demanded in the soft high passages. All in all it's a quite outstanding composition, deserving to be more widely played.  

    (the brass band set is also available on this site)

    Here is a video of the premiere (in the the version for euph and brass band) given by David Thornton and The Black Dyke Band in June 2010

    Duration approx 10.5 minutes

    Difficulty 5/6

    Supplied with piano part and solo parts in TC and BC

    Tours et Detours - for Saxhorn or Euphonium and Piano - Thierry Thibault

    £17.50
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    Here is a brand-new modern composition composed by very popular French performer (tuba) and composer, Thierry Thibault.

    It has been specially commissioned for the 2017 solo competition in Tours, France.

    At just over eight minutes duration, this will make for an exciting and challenging recital piece, audition work and competition repertoire.

    Congratulations to Edition BIM for this beautifully produced new work.

    Duration: 8.20

    Difficulty: 4/5-6

    Supplied with : Piano parts and solo parts in TC and BC. 

    Symphony Concertante - Roland Szentpali - Euphonium and Piano

    £23.95 - £22.75
    Reference:  SMBIM19
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    The Symphony Concertante was commissioned by the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and premiered by the composer himself in July 2015 on serpent, cimbasso, ophicleïde and saxhorn. Roland Szentpali dedicates this work to his friend Steven Mead and to his French friends who play saxhorn and the French instruments.

    This is a really outstanding addition to the euphonium repertory. Roland Szentpali is a supremely gifted composer, in addition to his tuba performing skills. His Pearls and PearlsII as well as his Sketches1998 have been well-received by performers and audiences. There is a freshness and spontaneity about his music.

    With Symphony Concertante we see a maturing of his harmonic and melodic language, which ranks this is one of the most important works composed for our instrument in recent years.

    The first movement is entitled Introduction, which alternates between some recitatives as well as bold striking gesture in an Allegro tempo. The recitative section returns at the end before a dramatic climax.

    The second movement is entitled Passepied (a Breton dance similar to a quick minuet, popular in the 17th and 18th centuries.) and is absolutely charming and intoxicating.

    The third moment, From Nora, once again shows Roland bringing elements of his personal and family life into his compositions, and here the music is a times passionate, gentle. it ends peacefully .

    The final movement 'Play, is in a super-fast tempo, quarter note equals 240! As you might expect it is indeed fun to 'play', and you need three very fast fingers to coordinate all this at tempo. The quick figures are interspersed with a couple of andante sections with a short and exuberant finale, ending on high concert C.

    This work is really highly recommended by Steve, and of course he is honoured to receive the dedication this work, along with mutual low brass friends, very active in France.

     

    Duration: 25 mins

    Difficulty level: 4.5,5/6

    Supplied with: piano part and solo parts in BC and TC

    Tantalus - Kevin Houben - solo for Euphonium or Baritone and Piano

    £11.25
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    EuphoniumStore is delighted to introduce this super work (2011) by the popular and very talented composer Kevin Houben. 

    Published by Scherzando, this work is certain to find its way into examination lists, competition repertoire and recitals.

    A short programme note:

    The composer writes: When Tantalus, a figure from Greek mythology, invited the gods to a banquet, he served them his son Pelops who he had cut into pieces. He did so to test whether his guests were omniscient. The gods were immediately aware of the food and did not eat the meat offered. Except Demeter, who could not think of anything but her daughter who had been captured by Hades, inadvertently ate a piece of Pelops shoulder. Zeus, the ruler of the gods, instructed Hermes to collect the parts make the body whole again. Tartarus, offered offered a piece of ivory to rebuild the shoulder and Rhea brought Pelops to life again.

    As a punishment, Zeus sent Tantalus to the deepest part of the underworld to suffer everlasting torture Tantalus had to stand in water up to his chin, but every time he got thirsty and moved his lips towards the water, it sank to the earth. As he was hungry as well, he tried to pick fruit of trees that seemed within reach, but his efforts were in vain. Whenever he almost got hold of a piece of fruit, a strong wind rose and blew the branches out of reach. Above him towered a boulder that could fall at any moment.The term 'torment of Tantalus' refers to this predicament presenting things much desired but that are out of reach.

    Kevin Houben used the story of Tantalus as inspiration for this composition.

     

    We're pretty sure that this piece is going to be widely appreciated by all intermediate and advanced players.

    Duration 6.30mins

    Difficulty: 4/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC and BC and piano accompaniment

    Euphonium Concerto - Vladimir Cosma - Euphonium and Piano

    £73.60 - £68.50
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    Returning to the Euphonium Store is the famous Euphonium Concerto by Vladimir Cosma.

    This is an epic and majestic euphonium concerto, written very much in a Spanish style, especially the two outer movements.

    The middle movement, Andantino, is beautifully reflective and passionate.

     

    One of the most challenging and rewarding solos in the repertoire, this concerto embodies in many ways the spirit of Paganini and Liszt for the euphonium and represents one of the most outstanding selections for euphonium and large ensemble.  It features virtuoso technique, intense melody, and a need for panache and flair.  The technical and range challenges are formidable, but WELL worth the practice.  Of particular note involves the flexibility, clarity, and tone quality needed in the low range from BB-flat to F as there are numerous sections of slurred and tongued passages in these ranges.  There is also a strong need for excellent double and triple tonguing as Cosma wrote the final few sections with the violin (his instrument) in mind versus the euphonium, so some of the passages are not as idiomatic as they could be.  The Andantino creates an atmosphere mindful of Piazzolla, the famous tango writer.  The melody sails with the euphonium.  This piece stands at the top of the list of recommended repertoire for those capable.  Taking this challenge will be extremely rewarding and the only caveat involves the cost of the large ensemble rental parts (more than $400) and the piano reduction.  The publisher has chosen to make these choices and they greatly hinder the wide spread of this fantastic work. 

    I do feel I should apologise for the cost of this work, as it is very expensive. Since its release, the publishing company Larghetto Music has sought to make this perhaps the highest priced sheet music for euphonium and piano that exists. It is disappointing. Compare this to the price of the Horovitz or Sparke concerti.

    Anyway, it's here and if you wish to play it, legally!!, you need to buy it!

    Please enjoy this wonderful music

     

    Duration: 23 mins

    Difficulty level: 5/6

    Supplied with : piano part and solo parts in Tc and BC

     

    Steve has recorded this twice, once with piano, on the World of the Euphonium volume four CD and once with brass band, Bravura CD

    Concertpiece - Philip Wilby - Euphonium and Piano

    £12.50
    Reference:  SMHM001
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    Concertpiece by Philip Wilby is an exciting and demanding concert work, suitable for recitals and competitions.

    It was written in celebration of the life of David Thornton Snr. (1944-2008) who was the father of the famous euphonium soloist and teacher David Thornton.

    In this version with piano it is an outstanding concert work with alternate virtuoso and lyrical sections, with lively rhythms, cross rhythms and syncopations requiring great agility and dexterity. Excellent control is also demanded in the soft high passages. All in all it's a quite outstanding composition, deserving to be more widely played.  

    (the brass band set is also available on this site)

    Here is a video of the premiere (in the the version for euph and brass band) given by David Thornton and The Black Dyke Band in June 2010

    Duration approx 10.5 minutes

    Difficulty 5/6

    Supplied with piano part and solo parts in TC and BC

    Premier Solo de Concert - J.B. Singelee - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    The Lost Treasures series of euphonium solos arranged by Luc Vertommen offers study and performance opportunities to every aspiring soloist. 

    During his studies in Brussels, Singelee met Adolphe Sax for whom he subsequently wrote a lot of music, solos for saxophone, fantasies, quartet and test pieces for the classes of the Conservatory. This work was originally written for an instrument described as 'tuba with six independent valves'.  This is a terrific work, and very suitable for examinations, and recitals, as well as for brightening up a practice routine.

    Duration: 6.10 minutes

    Difficulty: 4

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C and BC in Bb and piano part

    Serenade Napolitaine - Ruggero Leoncavallo Arr. Vertommen - Euph and Piano

    £12.25
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    Ths is the second track on Steve's Lyrical Virtuoso CD, and has been highly popular. Now you get the chance to perform it yourself!

    Sérenade Napolitaine - Ruggero Leoncavallo/Vertommen

    Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857-1919), the composer of two such popular tunes as Vesti la Giubba and the song Mattinata didn’t have the easiest of lives as a composer. In 1899 Leoncavallo was constantly moving and being hunted by creditors.  He returned to Paris to prepare I Pagliacci at the Opéra.  While there he sold the editor Choudens, Les deux Sérénades (the Sérenade Français and his Sérénade Napolitaine) for 400 francs (about 2000 euro in current currency) for both songs.  The Sérénade Napolitaine is an unadulterated love song that sounds to be an authentic Neapolitan folk song.   In the Sérénade Napolitaine the merry troubadour sings for his beloved and begs her to receive his confession and answer his prayers, because life is to love.

    Not difficult to play and sure to be appreciated by your audience!

    This is the version for euph and piano (brass band version is also available)

    Duration: 2.5 minutes

    Difficulty 3/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C, BC in Bb and piano score

    Ich Bin Der Welt Adhanden Gekommen - Gustav Mahler Arr.Vertommen - Euph and Piano

    £12.25
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    Another big 'hit' from the Lyrical Virtuoso CD was this wonderful piece of music by Mahler.

    Here is it now published for euphonium and piano (brass band set also available)

    Ich bin der welt abhanden gekommen (I Am Lost To The World) - Gustav Mahler/Luc Vertommen  This is one of the most beautiful of all songs in the history of classical music. Ich bin der welt abhanden gekommen (1901) is one of the five Rückert-Lieder by Gustav Mahler.  The Rückert-Lieder are a song cycle based on poems written by Friedrich Rückert (1788-1866). The first four songs of the Rückert-Lieder were premiered on 29th January 1905 in Vienna, with Mahler conducting himself. The poetry’s tone of peaceful resignation is captured and amplified in Mahler’s music. He was a master at composing music to convey complex emotions with seemingly simple melodic lines.  The transparent interweaving of the instrumental and solo lines and the subtle fluctuation between inner tension and repose represent one of Mahler’s supreme achievements. In the brass band arrangement Luc Vertommen captures the subtle colours and the fragile Mahlerian orchestration in a colourful version for brass exploring the illuminating colours of a harp, the melodic percussion and muted brass to the full.

     

    This version with piano is definitely performable in concerts and recitals. Beautiful music!

    Duration 5.5mins

    Difficulty: 2/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C and BC in Bb and piano score

    The Auld Noost - Ronald Jamieson Arr. Tony Swainson - Euph and Piano

    £12.25
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    As heard and loved by many of the Lyrical Virtuoso CD recorded by Steve and BB Buizingen.

    The Auld Noost - Ronald Jamieson/Anthony Swainson

    Noost is the Shetland word for a rocky creek where boats can be pulled up.  This exquisite melody was composed for violin, or more correctly, ‘fiddle’, by Ronald Jamieson.  The highly respected Scottish brass musician, conductor and arranger Tony Swainson sent his arrangement for euphonium and brass band to Steve a short while ago.  After performing it once with a band, also in Belgium, he resolved to record it as soon as possible.  This warmhearted work simply oozes charm.

    This is the version for euph and piano. The version for euph and brass band is also available on this site.

    Highly recommended.

    Duration: 4 minutes

    Difficulty:  3/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C, BC in Bb

    La Campanella - Nicolo Paganini - Euph and Piano

    £18.00 - £17.00
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    A tremendous challenge for the advanced soloist !!!

    As heard on Steve's Lyrical Virtuoso album BOCC126

    This is the version for euphonium and piano. The version with brass band accompaniment is also available on this site.

    Niccolò Paganini composed his Second Violin Concerto in Italy in 1826 and performed the premiere himself the following year at La Scala, Milan. The third movement, Allegro spiritoso, owes its nickname, La Campanella to the little bell which Paganini prescribes to presage each recurrence of the rondo theme. The character of the bell is also imitated in the orchestra and in some of the soloist's passages featuring harmonics. This movement has served as the basis of compositions by other composers, such as Liszt and Johann Strauss. La Campanella is renowned for its intricate and technically demanding solo passages with flashy finger work, numerous double-stops and constantly bouncing bow.  It was such a crowd pleaser that Paganini often chose to perform it as a stand-alone showpiece. La Campanella has become a popular display piece with transcriptions available for other solo instruments.  Luc Vertommen challenged Steven Mead to the impossible by arranging La Campanella as a euphonium solo.  For this virtuoso arrangement Luc Vertommen had to convert the multi-octave original full of seemingly impossible acrobatics into an (almost) playable version for a brass instrument.  Luc Vertommen was inspired by the shortened version played by Leonid Kogan (1924-1982) one of the greatest representatives of the Soviet School of violin playing. Steve really enjoyed this ultimate workout.  The sound of a little bell will always remind, even haunt him, of the countless hours necessary to master this work! 

    Airs Espagnoles - Pablo de Sarasate Arr. Luc Vertommen - Euph and Piano

    £18.00
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    This is the Airs Espagnoles - Pablo de Sarasate Arr. Luc Vertommen in an arrangement for Euph and Piano. The version with brass band is available on request.

    Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908) was a Spanish violinist and composer.  As son of a military bandmaster he began to play the violin at the age of five.  As his abilities developed, he was sent to study under Jean-Delphin Alard at the Paris Conservatoire at the age of twelve.Sarasate.  Sarasate had been publicly performing since childhood and made his Paris debut as a concert violinist in 1860.  The popularity of Sarasate's Spanish flavour in his compositions is reflected in the work of his contemporaries.  For example Édouard Lalo’s dedicated his Symphonie Espagnole to Sarasate and Camille Saint-Saëns composed his Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso especially for him.

    Sarasate also achieved some fame as a composer of virtuoso violin music.  His compositions are mainly show-pieces designed to demonstrate his exemplary technique. The best known of his works is Zigeunerweisen.  His Airs espagnols op. 18 is dedicated to his friend, the Spanish tenor Lorenzo Pagans (1833-1883.  As his two books of Spanish Dances, his Airs Espagnols are a musical tribute to the folk music and especially the dances of his native country.

    Listen to the original version with violin and orchestra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMes1LEa9ZE

    Duration: 8 mins

    Difficulty: 6/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC and BC in C, and piano part

    Hungarian Rondo - Jospeh Haydn - Euph and Piano

    £18.00 - £16.25
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    The classic virtuoso showpiece bought to life in this great new edition from Luc Vertommen.

    Also available on this site with brass band accompaniment.

    Duration 4 mins

    Difficulty: 4.5/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC and BC in Bb and piano

    La Saint-Louise - Antoine Simon - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    Another gem from the Lost Treasures Series edited and prepared by the Belgian conductor and arranger Luc Vertommen.

    Lyrical and techincal, a perfect example of mid 19th century brass writing.

    Duration: 5.10 mins

    Difficulty: 3.5,4/6

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    Fantasie Varie - Diedonne Dagnelies - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    Dagnelies (1825-1894) became a pupil of Jean-Valentin Bender Whom he succeeded in 1873 as the conductorOf the wind band in Saint-Marie of Oignies.He lived and worked – Charleroi district of Northern France, composing and arranging many works for his bands including theme and variations solos for almost all wind instruments.He was a virtuoso cornet player and also wrote a method for cornet.This fantasie Is suitable for either ophicleide Paul bassoon. As far as we know it has never been used as a test piece. It consists of an introduction, theme and four variations.

    A very exciting work!

    Duration: 11.10 mins

    Difficulty: 4.5

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    Variations sur un theme de Bellini - Stanilas Verroust - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £17.00
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    Verroust (1814-1863) was born in Hazebbrouck in the dsmall town in the French Nord pas de Calais. He received several prizes at the Paris Conservatory.  This famous set of variations were used as test pieces over many years in Belgium and France.

    Duration: 7.45 mins

    Difficulty: 4.5/6

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    Variations Brillantes - Jean Paque - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    Another formulaic theme and variation solo by Jean Paque. Many charming lyrical moments, dramatic and virtuosic cadenzas, and an exciting finale.

    Duration approx 6-7 mins

    Difficulty level : 4/6

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    Premier Solo - Henri Potier (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    Another great addition to the Lost Treasures series. A real gem, so inventive, and at times expressive and virtuosic. Fabulos choice for recitals and competitions.

    Duration: 6.25

    Difficulty: 3.5,4/6

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    Fantasie sur 'L'ame en Peine' - Jules Demersseman - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £16.50
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    Another classic and quite brilliant Demersseman theme and variation solo, based on themes from a relatively new opera. It was used as a test piece in 1892 in Brussels and consists of an introduction, theme and four variations. Highly recommended.

    Duration: 8.30 mins

    Difficulty: 4.5/6

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    Grand Duo sur Robert le Diable - Jules Demersseman - Euph Duet and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £16.50
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    Demersseman (1833-1866) was a famous flute teacher and performer, who composed a lot of music for brass, most of it at the behest of Adolphe Sax.

    This marvellous duet was premiered on 21 November 1831.

    Duration: 9.10 mins

    Difficulty: 4.5/6

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    Air Varie - J.Ramain (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    A very fine theme and variation solo from the mid 19th century, with demands on the players agility and rhythmic precision.

    Duration: 8 mins

    Difficulty: 4/6

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    Andante - Peter Benoit - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £8.50
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    Benoit composed the Andante for trombone for the trombone exam in 1864 at the Antwerp Conservatory.

    A very attractive slow melody.

    Duration:  3.20 mins

    Difficulty: 3/6

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    Solo - Georges Pfeiffer - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    Georges Pfeiffer (12 December 1835-14 February 1908) was born in Versailles, into a family of piano builders. This solo, originally for trombone was used in 1899 and 1906 as a test piece at the Paris Conservatory. It was also used as a test piece in Belgium in 1906 and 1914. This Solo is freely constructed and, with its influences from Richard Wagner, harmonically rather adventurous for its time.

    Duration: 8 mins

    Difficulty : 4/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C and BC in Bb and piano part

    Air Varie - Hyacinthe Klose - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    Hyacinthe Eleonore Klose, (male!), was born in Corfu and taught clarinet at the Paris Conservatory. While working with the instrument may get Buffet he became the inventor of the modern clarinet fingering system. With its similar fingering, the ophicleide was in that period the only brass instrument which could cope with music for inherently more nimble woodwind instruments. His Air Varie Op. 21 is remarkable for its technical demands and was used as a test piece in Paris in 1843.

    Duration: 10.20mins

    Difficulty: 4.5/6

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    Air Varie - Philippe Gattermann - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    Philippe Gattermann was a German flautist and composer, born in 1860, and wrote a method for his own instrument using the new Bohm system. This Air Varie was never used as a test piece and consists of an introduction, theme and four variations.

    This theme and variations soloIs one of the most advanced in the series and of its genre and will suit and show off the advanced player.

    Duration 8.30

    Difficulty 5/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C, BC in Bb

    Air Varie - Vasseilliere Fils - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    One of the very best of the old style theme and variations solo, and difficult too. You need strong chops for this one!

    A long rhapsodic intro, a high pitched arching theme, followed by 5 variations.

    Steve was given this music in a very old edition when he was 16...and it's great to see it in this shiny new edition, for many others to enjoy! 

    Highly recommended for the advanced soloist.

    Duration: 11.50 minutes

    Difficulty: 5/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, ,BC in C and BC in Bb and piano part

    Sonate (Sonata) - Peter Benoit - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    The key figure in the Flemish National School (1850-1870) was Peter Benoit (1834-1901). The Antwerp city government interested him with the leadership of its music school which he thoroughly reorganised and developed into the Royal Flemish Conservatory. This three movement Sonata, was originally written for trombone in February 1863.

    Excellent extended work, with some great moments. un Poco Larghetto,, Scherzo, Finale en style fugue

    Duration: 13.25 mins

    Difficulty: 4.5/6

    Supplied with solo parts TC, BC in C, BC in Bb.

    Grand Air Varie - JB. De Lannoy - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £15.00
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    Here is another in the Lost treasures Series, and a theme and variations solo from the little-known Jean-Baptiste Lannoy. Delightful and characteristic with a great finale, great for a solo competition for an intermedaite level euphonium or baritone player.

    Difficulty: 3/6

    Duration: 5 mins

    Supplied with solo parts in TC , BC in C, BC in Bb and piano score

    Piece de Concert (Concert Piece) - de la Nux - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    Here is a new performing addition of the highly popular Concert Piece, by Paul Veronge de la Nux, I work often used in solo competitions worldwide. Here it is in a new performing edition edited by Luc Vertommen, and part of the Lost Treasures series. To avoid confusion, this work here goes under it's French title 'Piece de Concert', but it is one and the same.

    It is structured in two sections, Andante which is then followed after a short cadenza, by an Allegro section which forms the entire second-half of the work

    Duration: 5 mins

    Difficulty: 4/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C, BC in Bb and piano part

    Fantasie - Victor Frederic Verrimst - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    Victor Frederic Verrimst (1825-1893) was a bassist and composer, was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire at an early age, and went on to receive several prizes for composition. He became involved with the Comic Opera in Paris and different music societies. 

    Like many others in the Lost Treasures series, Fantasie continues the stylistic traditions with a bold, strong operatic opening, some contrasting beautiful melodies and a return to the opening material which is then decorated as we lead to the finale.

    Duration: 8.30 mins

    Difficulty: 3/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C and BC in Bb and piano part

    Grand Air Varie - JB. De Lannoy - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £15.00
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    Here is another in the Lost treasures Series, and a theme and variations solo from the little-known Jean-Baptiste Lannoy. Delightful and characteristic with a great finale, great for a solo competition for an intermedaite level euphonium or baritone player.

    Difficulty: 3/6

    Duration: 5 mins

    Supplied with solo parts in TC , BC in C, BC in Bb and piano score

    Piece de Concert (Concert Piece) - de la Nux - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    Here is a new performing addition of the highly popular Concert Piece, by Paul Veronge de la Nux, I work often used in solo competitions worldwide. Here it is in a new performing edition edited by Luc Vertommen, and part of the Lost Treasures series. To avoid confusion, this work here goes under it's French title 'Piece de Concert', but it is one and the same.

    It is structured in two sections, Andante which is then followed after a short cadenza, by an Allegro section which forms the entire second-half of the work

    Duration: 5 mins

    Difficulty: 4/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C, BC in Bb and piano part

    Fantasie - Victor Frederic Verrimst - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    Victor Frederic Verrimst (1825-1893) was a bassist and composer, was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire at an early age, and went on to receive several prizes for composition. He became involved with the Comic Opera in Paris and different music societies. 

    Like many others in the Lost Treasures series, Fantasie continues the stylistic traditions with a bold, strong operatic opening, some contrasting beautiful melodies and a return to the opening material which is then decorated as we lead to the finale.

    Duration: 8.30 mins

    Difficulty: 3/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C and BC in Bb and piano part

    Souvenir de Paris - J.B. De Lannoy - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £16.50
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    Another great addition to the Lost Treasures Series, with a solo of moderate difficulty. It starts with a cadenza, followed by a quasi-operatic Lento, an Andantino section, which presents the main theme, and two variations leading to the vivace finale.

    Duration 4.30

    Difficulty : 3/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C, BC in Bb and piano part

    Grand Solo - Hedwige Cretien - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    As part of the Lost Teasures Series edited by Luc Vertommen, here is a superb addition to our repertory, Grand Solo (Andante and Allegro). Superb for studying the styles of the mid-19th century, with a mix of quasi operatic, aria and suits the euphonium perfectly. A little more extented high range than with some of this series, up to high Eb (treble clef). Well worth the effort. A good medium length recital/concert work.

    Duration: 5 mins

    Difficulty: 4/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C and BC in Bb.

    Grande Fantasie - Joseph Reynaud - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £17.00
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    Another gem from the Lost Treasures, arranged by Luc Vertommen, who has indeed brought many gems to life from the 19th century. This work, Grande Fantasie is an excellent showpiece , with some fine dramatic moments and opportunities for some fine 'vocal' moments as well as some technical challenges and an exciting finale.

    Great for a contrasting recital item.

    Duration: 5 mins

    Difficult: 3:4-6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C and BC in Bb and piano part

    Solo de Concours - Adrien Barthe - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    A short attractive concert piece from the pen of Adrien Barthe (1828-1898), full of lyrical and dramatic moments, and ideal for a recital programme.

    Part of the Lost Treasures Series, as recorded by Glenn van Looy on the album of the same name.

    Duration: 3.30mins

    Difficult: 3/6

    Supplied with : solo parts TC, BC in C and BC in Bb.


    Hamlet - Amboise Thomas - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
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    A beautiful slow melody from the mid 18th century, and included in the popular Lost Treasures series.

    Hamlet is a grand opera in five acts of 1868 by the French composer Ambroise Thomas, with a libretto by Michel Carré and Jules Barbier based on a French adaptation by Alexandre Dumas, père, and Paul Meurice of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet.

    Duration  4 mins

    Difficulty level: 3/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C and BC in Bb and piano part.

    As recorded by Glenn Van Looy on the Lost Treasuures CD

    Bliss - Hermann Pallhuber - Euphonium and Piano

    £19.75 - £17.00
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    Just released, the piano accompaniment version of this simply brilliant solo by Herman Pallhuber.

    BLISS - now released for Euph & Piano. First Performed in 2011 by Steven Mead for Wind and BrassBand, performed recently at RNCM Brass Band Festival in Manchester in its present form (transcribed by Peter Knockaert). 

    In two main sections, the first being expressive and quite slow and then, following a short cadenza, a stunning rhythmic and virtuosic Allergo Vivace. A central slower contrasting section introduces the main 'blissful' them which then returns in the finale. A huge crowd pleaser.

    Watch/listen to a live performance (with wind orchestra) in La Coruna, Spain by Steven Mead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ren6ONUHVTU

    From the publishers, Beriato Music : Bliss is one of the most spectacular euphonium solos around. It was commissioned by the euphonium virtuoso, Steven Mead. This two-part concerto brings all the characteristics of the instrument into the spotlight: it contains a slow, colourful section that resembles a typical English air, in which the full round warmth of the instrument is revealed, followed by an extremely virtuoso, dynamic fast movement. A great one for any soloist looking for a challenge!

    As heard on the 'Diamonds' CD recorded by Steven Mead and the Central Band of the RAF

    Duration : Approx 11.30

    Difficulty: 5/6

    Supplied with solo parts in BC and TC and piano accompaniment

    As heard on the 'Diamonds' CD recorded by Steven Mead and the Central Band of the RAF

    Symphony Concertante - Roland Szentpali - Euphonium and Piano

    £23.95 - £22.75
    Reference:  SMBIM19
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    The Symphony Concertante was commissioned by the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and premiered by the composer himself in July 2015 on serpent, cimbasso, ophicleïde and saxhorn. Roland Szentpali dedicates this work to his friend Steven Mead and to his French friends who play saxhorn and the French instruments.

    This is a really outstanding addition to the euphonium repertory. Roland Szentpali is a supremely gifted composer, in addition to his tuba performing skills. His Pearls and PearlsII as well as his Sketches1998 have been well-received by performers and audiences. There is a freshness and spontaneity about his music.

    With Symphony Concertante we see a maturing of his harmonic and melodic language, which ranks this is one of the most important works composed for our instrument in recent years.

    The first movement is entitled Introduction, which alternates between some recitatives as well as bold striking gesture in an Allegro tempo. The recitative section returns at the end before a dramatic climax.

    The second movement is entitled Passepied (a Breton dance similar to a quick minuet, popular in the 17th and 18th centuries.) and is absolutely charming and intoxicating.

    The third moment, From Nora, once again shows Roland bringing elements of his personal and family life into his compositions, and here the music is a times passionate, gentle. it ends peacefully .

    The final movement 'Play, is in a super-fast tempo, quarter note equals 240! As you might expect it is indeed fun to 'play', and you need three very fast fingers to coordinate all this at tempo. The quick figures are interspersed with a couple of andante sections with a short and exuberant finale, ending on high concert C.

    This work is really highly recommended by Steve, and of course he is honoured to receive the dedication this work, along with mutual low brass friends, very active in France.

     

    Duration: 25 mins

    Difficulty level: 4.5,5/6

    Supplied with: piano part and solo parts in BC and TC

    Euphonium Concerto - Vladimir Cosma - Euphonium and Piano

    £73.60 - £68.50
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    Returning to the Euphonium Store is the famous Euphonium Concerto by Vladimir Cosma.

    This is an epic and majestic euphonium concerto, written very much in a Spanish style, especially the two outer movements.

    The middle movement, Andantino, is beautifully reflective and passionate.

     

    One of the most challenging and rewarding solos in the repertoire, this concerto embodies in many ways the spirit of Paganini and Liszt for the euphonium and represents one of the most outstanding selections for euphonium and large ensemble.  It features virtuoso technique, intense melody, and a need for panache and flair.  The technical and range challenges are formidable, but WELL worth the practice.  Of particular note involves the flexibility, clarity, and tone quality needed in the low range from BB-flat to F as there are numerous sections of slurred and tongued passages in these ranges.  There is also a strong need for excellent double and triple tonguing as Cosma wrote the final few sections with the violin (his instrument) in mind versus the euphonium, so some of the passages are not as idiomatic as they could be.  The Andantino creates an atmosphere mindful of Piazzolla, the famous tango writer.  The melody sails with the euphonium.  This piece stands at the top of the list of recommended repertoire for those capable.  Taking this challenge will be extremely rewarding and the only caveat involves the cost of the large ensemble rental parts (more than $400) and the piano reduction.  The publisher has chosen to make these choices and they greatly hinder the wide spread of this fantastic work. 

    I do feel I should apologise for the cost of this work, as it is very expensive. Since its release, the publishing company Larghetto Music has sought to make this perhaps the highest priced sheet music for euphonium and piano that exists. It is disappointing. Compare this to the price of the Horovitz or Sparke concerti.

    Anyway, it's here and if you wish to play it, legally!!, you need to buy it!

    Please enjoy this wonderful music

     

    Duration: 23 mins

    Difficulty level: 5/6

    Supplied with : piano part and solo parts in Tc and BC

     

    Steve has recorded this twice, once with piano, on the World of the Euphonium volume four CD and once with brass band, Bravura CD

    Euphonium Concerto - Yukka Linkola - Euphonium and Piano

    £38.95
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    This is certainly near the top of the list of super impressive euphonium concertos we have, and that this was composed just over 20 years ago by the Finnish composer Yukka Linkola, who is equally skilled in the jazz world as he is in the modern classical world.

    This concerto came to prominence thanks to the performances and CD recording by the Finnish euphonium star Yukka Myllys.

    It goes without saying that this work is not for the fainthearted. The high range peaks at high concert F and goes down as low as pedal Eb.

    It is quite beautiful music, with a few gentle jazz elements heard. This is very clever writing indeed and this concerto has justifiably and its place in perhaps one of the top five euphonium concertos in existence.

    Total duration, depending on tempi is 26-27 minutes, and the concerto is in three movements.

    Duration: 26-27 mins

    Difficulty Level : 6/6

    Supplied with: piano part part and solo part in TC.

     

    Steve's recording of this, with piano,  is on the Audacious double album

    Euphonium Concerto - Joseph Horovitz - Euphonium and Piano

    £15.25
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    What more can be said about this famous concerto. It was composed back in 1972 for Trevor Groom and he gave the premiere at the Royal Albert Hall with the GUS Footwear Band.

    It probably is the most famous euphonium concerto in the world, and often used for examinations Competitions and auditions. The first and third movements are basically fast, although always lyrical and the second movement is one of the most beautiful second movements that we have in our entire repertoire.

    Euphonium Concerto - Karl Jenkins - Euphonium and Piano version

    £19.99 - £18.95
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    This has become a highly sought after Concerto in recent years. Karl Jenkins is no doubt one of the composers at the moment, and this four movement concerto, championed by David Childs is a real audience pleaser.

    Duration: C. 23 mins

    Difficulty: 5.5/6

    Supplied with: piano part and solo parts in TC and BC

    Euphonium Concerto No.1 - John Golland - solo euphonium with piano accompaniment

    £15.00
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    Here is the classic Euphonium Concerto No.1 by John Golland, published by Chester Music.

    It is one of the absolute classics from euphonium repertoire, and recently recorded by Steve on his new album Lyrical Virtuoso.

    John Golland wrote some extraordinary music in his life, and perhaps none finer than the works he wrote for euphonium, in particular his two concerti. The first was given its premiere in 1981 by Bob Childs whilst on tour in Australia with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band.

     Although the music can be divided into three quite separate movements, it is performed without breaks, and each movement has quite clearly defined characteristics.  It was written quite autobiographically and the underlying darkness of much of the music reflects the physical difficulties from which the composer suffered all his life. Richard Strauss in his masterwork Ein Heldenleben had showed us the full extent of such self-representation in music, and here with this Euphonium Concerto we are taken on a rollercoaster of emotions, that culminate in intensity at the close of the beautiful slow movement, where the euphonium accompanied by the slow heartbeat of a bass drum seems to represent the very life  spirit of the composer hanging by a thread.  The final movement is joyous and celebratory, perhaps another life hurdle temporarily overcome. John Golland died shortly after his 50th birthday

    Difficult Level : 5/6

    Duration: Approx: 17 minutes

    Supplied with solo parts in TC and BC and piano accompaniment

    The Green Hill - Bert Appermont - solo euphonium with piano accompaniment

    £16.00 - £13.75
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    EuphoniumStore now has in stock this excellent and popular work by Bert Appermont, The Green Hill

    It was commissioned by the Swiss euphonium virtuoso Erich Schmidli. The composer dug deep into Celtic music for inspiration and created a fantasy that shows off the incredible but often overlooked versatility of our instrument. 

    It's been recorded by Glenn Van Looy and is a well suited to popular concerts and recital 

    It's described as a Celtic Fantasy, and is always well received ...so long as you play it nice !

    Publised by Beriato Music (part of Hal Leonard)

    Difficulty level: 4/6

    Duration: 7.20 mins

    Supplied with : Solo parts in TC and BC and piano accompaniment.

    Versions with brass band and wind band/harmonie also available now on this site.

     

     

     

     


     


    Tours et Detours - for Saxhorn or Euphonium and Piano - Thierry Thibault

    £17.50
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    Here is a brand-new modern composition composed by very popular French performer (tuba) and composer, Thierry Thibault.

    It has been specially commissioned for the 2017 solo competition in Tours, France.

    At just over eight minutes duration, this will make for an exciting and challenging recital piece, audition work and competition repertoire.

    Congratulations to Edition BIM for this beautifully produced new work.

    Duration: 8.20

    Difficulty: 4/5-6

    Supplied with : Piano parts and solo parts in TC and BC. 

    The Four Elements (Partita for Solo Euphonium and Piano) - Martin Ellerby

    £15.50
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    The EuphoniumStore is proud to introduce a stunning new work from the pen of Martin Ellerby. This is a very advanced work for very mature performers!

    Martin Ellerby: The Four Elements (Partita for Solo Euphonium and Brass Band) Commissioned by and dedicated to the Black Dyke Band (Musical Director Professor Nicholas J. Childs) and Gary Curtin (euphonium) with funds made available by the John Golland Trust.

    This is the version for euphonium and piano.

    Composer Martin Ellerby writes:

    "The first performance was given by these forces in the RNCM Concert Hall, Manchester, on 23 January 2015 as part of the RNCM Festival of Brass.

    The Four Elements was written for Gary Curtin and the Black Dyke Band as part of a recording project of my music for brass band, released in 2015.

    Having previously written a large scale concerto for the euphonium I decided to write something much more concise though still enabling the soloist to display flair and lyricism in equal measure. I aimed at around two minutes per movement, which meant I would be creating a set of miniatures, and based each on one of the four elements of earth, water, air and fire though they are primarily given their Latin names of terra aqua aer ignis in the score. The term is used to indicate that the work is a collection, or suite of pieces, and in keeping with former examples uses both song and dance forms to provide suitable musical structures.

    1. Terra (Earth) an intrada set in ABABAC form in which A, for the band, is built on a 12 note row, B is a duet between the soloist and elements of the band and C an enigmatic . The ‘elemental’ interval of a perfect 5th proves dominant in all aspects of the opening movement.

    2. Aer (Air) cast in the form of a fleeting scherzando - the music makes play between the rhythmic possibilities of contrasting common and compound time signatures giving it an unsettled edge.

    The flavour is light and breezy, possibly somewhat oriental in manner.

    3. Aqua (Water) a lyrical interlude or intermezzo , where the soloist has more of a free reign to their lines and the band support in a delicate legato style.

    4. Ignis (Fire) - the virtuosic fianel celebrates the spirit of a pagan dance. Much use is made of mixed metres and the cornets and trombones remain muted throughout giving a metallic quality to the ensemble. Just prior to the climax proper there is heard a fiery statement of the traditional Dies Irae (‘Day of Wrath’) melody in the form of a band interlude.

    One other point of interest is that of the percussion section which I have tried to vary in each section, acknowledging their vital contribution to the overall sound world. ‘Earth’ has darker combinations of timpani, marimba, bass drum, a low suspended cymbal and tam-tam. ‘Air’ utilises two antiphonally placed glockenspiels, a bright suspended cymbal and triangle. ‘Water’features delicate tuned percussion consisting of vibraphone, a ‘guest’celesta, crotales and a binding mark-tree. ‘Fire’ exploits most of what has not gone before with rhythmic, punchy bongoes, side drum, xylophone and timpani plus a set of tubular bells, cymbals and tam-tam in the closing stages."

    This version here is with Piano accompaniment and the brass band set is also available on this site

    Duration: approx 9.25minutes

    Difficult: 5-6/6

    Supplied with piano part and TC and B solo parts

    Publisher: Studio Music, UK

    Aces - (Frank Gulino) - Euphonium solo with piano accompaniment

    £14.00
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    Aces was composed in 2015 for Steven Mead and is the first track on the Dream Times CD.

    Here it is in a version with piano accompaniment. (also available on this site with brass quintet)

    This is sure to be extremely popular with many soloists. It is not excessively difficulty and is very easy on the ear, and a lot of fun to play.

    Appropriate for any aspiring High School or College Euphonium player.

    Difficulty: 3/4 of 6

    Duration: approx. 7mins

    Supplied with : piano score and solo parts in TC and BC

    Song of India - Rimsky Korsakov Arr.E.Wilson - Euphonium and Piano

    £7.95
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    Here is a famous and totall gorgeous slow melody for ALL euphonium and baritone players to enjoy.

    Sure to be popular!

    Song of India’ (or more accurately the ‘Song of the Hindu’) from Rimsky-Korsakov’s 'opera-bilina’ Sadko provides not so much a technical challenge as a musical one, requiring a great degree of control and accurate intonation as the subtly varied chromatic phrases weave their way over a gently undulating, almost hypnotic accompaniment. 

    Engraved and presented to the highest standards as you’d expect from Winwood Music. Played by Steve in his recent recitals.

    Difficult level: 2/6

    Duration : 4 mins

    Supplied with piano part and solo parts in TC and BC 

    Sonata for Euphonium and Piano - Martin Ellerby

    £19.95
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    Here is an exciting new work from the pan of Martin Ellerby. Many euphonium enthusiasts will know and love his famous Euphonium Concerto, and now, nearly 20 years later, comes his Euphonium Sonata. It is not as technically difficult as his Concerto, and therefore much more accessible to many euphonium enthusiasts. This set of music includes a CD recording of the Sonata played by Shoichiro Hokazono and Benjamin Powell (piano)

    Programme Notes from the composer:

    The work is designed as a recital piece in three movements and was composed as a gift for the Japanese virtuoso Shoichiro Hokazono for having made the first recording of the orchestral version of the composer's Euphonium Concerto with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tatsuya Shimono released on the Kosei label in in Japan in 2008. 

     1. Tokyo Toccatas

    A giocoso piano figuration forms the backdrop to the first subject which makes five appearances (the starting phrase becoming shorter and the ending phrase longer each time) against which the solo part plays a free fantasia style line in lyrical mode which gets more and more animated on each reoccurrence. A second subject provides a foil to this material with the piano adopting a more chordal 'vamp' style against the soloist's contrasting scherzando line. This subject also occurs five times losing a bar at its start and one at its close each time. The briefest of codas concludes the movement at the point where parts of the subject matter have run their course and have no more material to lose. This is the most intellectual of the sonata's three movements though the challenge was to not make it sound so. I once read in an academic tome somewhere that this kind of thing is 'permissible' in first movements!

     2. Midnight Cowboys

     In April 2013 I was in the USA as composer-in-residence at LIU (Post) on Long Island, New York State. The university was very close to Oyster Bay where I knew the British film music composer John Barry had a residence. A little research narrowed this down to Center Island and my host very kindly drove me down this exclusive drive with its private police station and waterside palaces. Although Barry had passed away in January 2011 for me his presence was all around and this, the work's slow movement, is a tribute to him. Written in a free style with no tricks or devices, except for a hint at a harmonic progression suggested by Barry's score to John Schlesinger's 1969 film Midnight Cowboy, here is a moment of repose and reflection where the 'brass cello' can sing its cantabile line in salute of the fallen hero.

     3. Dance Diversions

    A melting pot of  Bartok, Stravinsky and Bernstein type allusions provides a dynamic finale where the soloist can display dexterity and virtuosity in  measure. Both instruments in this sonata have been equal partners and here they combine towards a flamboyant and absolute conclusion. 

     The first performances of this work were given by Shoichiro Hokazono (euphonium) and Ami Fujiwara (piano) on a concert tour of  five Japanese cities  in November 2013.  

    Difficult level: 4/6

    Duration: approx 13 minutes

    Supplied with piano part and solo parts in TC and BC and CD of a performance by S.Hokazono

    Sonata for Euphonium (originally Bassoon) - C.Saint Saens Arr.E.Wilson- Euphonium and Piano

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    Arranger and Music Editor Eric Wilson has provided euphonium players with another gem! 

    Saint-Saëns didn’t write this piece for euphonium, of course – the title is the arranger's. He did, though, toward the end of his life, write sonatas for three ‘neglected’ instruments: oboe, clarinet, and in 1921, bassoon. It's from this, his final work, that the present transcription has been made. Aimed to fill a gap in the euphonium repertory of material of some substance suitable for advanced recital use by advanced players who can boast great technique and a full command of the instrument’s range. Following the classical three movement model an opening movement alternates between major and minor key areas. A perky scherzo follows; also trading major and minor key sections in a virtuosic jaunt. (This movement works well as a stand-alone piece, too.) The interesting final movement begins with an extended adagio before a fast, showy final section requiring great panache!  Highly recommended Difficulty 4/6 Duration: approx 13 mins Supplied with : piano part, solo part TC and BC (incl tenor clef)

    Nocturne and Dance - Meryn Burtch - Euphonium and Piano

    £14.95 - £14.75
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    Nocturne and Dance was commissioned by David Childs and was written in November and December 2012, receiving its first performance by David Childs and Christopher Williams on 13th October 2013 during a recital at Cardiff University's Concert Hall forming part of the Arcomis International Brass Event.

    The Nocturne (A Dream) opens with a slow, quiet, and rather menacing slow march on the piano, while the euphonium has a quieter and less aggressive role. Tension rises as the music for both instruments becomes more agitated, faster, and louder. Whatever the dream is, it is increasingly disturbing until the sleeper wakes and the tension subsides. The opening music now returns, but the menace is held in check: the nocturne fades away.

    The Dance, by contrast, is a much more extrovert movement with each instrument playing off rhythmically against the other in a texture that becomes more and more complex, leading eventually to a final flourish bringing reconciliation between the two instruments.

    This publication comes complete with composer biography and performance tips from David Childs

    Duration : 8.30

    Difficulty level: 5.5/6

    Supplied with piano part and solo parts in TC and BC

    Phoenix Song - David Harrington - Euphonium and Piano

    £14.95 - £14.75
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    Phoenix Song is a dramatic and challenging fantasy for Euphonium and Piano. The piece was inspired by the myth surrounding the great firebird of Persian legend. According to the story, the Phoenix spends 1000 years living on earth before returning to its nest, only to incinerate itself in enveloping flames as if part of an eternal ritual. The spirit of the bird is then released and reborn in a new body. I wanted to recreate this enchanting lifecycle in music using the Euphonium to personify the legendary bird, and capture the song that the Phoenix sings on its perpetual journey.

    The work is divided into a storyboard of events beginning with the bird's flight back to the nest, a reflection on the nostalgia of its heroic life, moving onto the discovery of the nest, the incineration and finally the rebirth of the bird.

    The Euphonium part is highly decorated and aims to sound organic and improvisatory, particularly during the quasi-cadenza at the very beginning. Virtuoso, precise and expressive playing is required in the faster sections. The Euphonium is given much lyrical writing in equal measure to passages requiring aggressive gusto and command by contrast.

    The role of the accompaniment is to reinforce the scene painting, whilst twisting and turning the thematic material, propelling the story forward. The very heavy sounding piano passages extending to all registers of the instrument reflect the vast life span of the bird, coupled with violent flutter tonguing from the Euphonium (towards the end of the work) to resemble the furious flames of the nest.

    The final section is very tonal, with celestial semi-quaver decorations in the piano part and a warm, cantabile Euphonium theme that should sing high in the instrument's range, soaring like the firebird it seeks to represent.

    This publication comes complete with composer biography and performance tips from David Childs.

    Part of The Leading Edge Series

    Duration : 7.30

    Difficulty Level:  5/6

    Supplied: piano part and solo part in TC and BC

    Skunk - Simon Parkin - Euphonium and Piano

    £14.95 - £14.75
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    Here is Skunk - one of the new Leading Edge series of publications, in contemporary idiom, and perfect for the recital use where the soloist needs a modern work with fresh original colours and In demanding in range for the soloist.

    its original form, Skunk was first performed by David Childs and Simon Parkin on January 26th 2001 at the RNCM Festival of Brass. Following subsequent revisions, the work later received its official premiere on January 7th 2004 in London's Purcell Room on the South Bank, performed by David Childs and pianist Harvey Davies.

    Composed in a jazz-rock idiom the work seeks to explore both the technical and lyrical boundaries of the euphonium soloist and pianist. The music is rhythmically complex throughout and following a return to the original material; Skunk comes to an abrupt end with a series of fortissimo grunt noises depicting the sound a skunk might make! 

    This publication comes complete with composer biography and performance tips from David Childs

    Duration: 5/6

    Difficulty level: 8.30

    Supplied with piano part and solo parts in TC and BC

    Jazz Disasters - Alan Williams - Euphonium and Piano

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    Here is another brand new work, part of the Leading Edge series of contemporary works for the euphonium.

    Jazz Disasters was premiered by David Childs, the dedicatee of the work during a solo recital at the Bridgewater Hall Manchester in 2004. The genres of music I'm most influenced by are jazz, and the "Barbaric" tendency of early 20th century composers like Bartók and Stravinsky. I suppose they have rhythmic ostinato in common, and to me, having at one time played guitar in a big band, the marriage between (in this case) funk and brass seems a natural one.

    David had a big input into my piece, encouraging me to explore the extreme regions of the instrument, and of its virtuoso capabilities. It is a kind of collision between the "Balkan" rhythms of the first and last sections and the funk-fusion feel of the middle, with some walking bass thrown in for good measure. The piece should feel like a runaway train, always on the point of coming off the tracks.

    Duration : 6'

    Difficulty : 5.5, 6/6

    Supplied with  piano part and solo part in BC and TC

    Pulbisher: Prima Vista Musikk

    Fujiko - Andy Scott Euphonium and Piano

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    Here's another great new work from the pen of Manchester based composer and saxophonist, Andy Scott.

    Fujiko initially explores the low register of the instrument before embarking on a journey upwards! A beautifully scored reflective and melancholy piece.

    A number of euphonium players have performed 'Fujiko' over the past couple of years, adapting the music from the tenor saxophone and piano version. In this publication the composer, Andy Scott, has re-voiced the piano part specifically to balance with euphonium, and has created a definitive part for solo euphonium.

    Its a gorgeous mood piece.

    Duration: 4.30

    Piano part and TC solo part.

    Difficulty 4/6

    Respectfully Yours - Andy Scott Euphonium and Piano

    £8.50
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    New from Andy Scott and Astute Music an engaging, thought provoking and emminently playable piece ! 

    Respectfully Yours was commissioned by Fabian Bloch, and is scored for euphonium and piano (and can be heard on his Drive CD, also available on this site.)

    The world premiere was given by Fabian Bloch (euphonium) & François Killian (piano) on the 6th of September 2015, and recorded on the CD ‘Drive’. Andy Scott had the privilege of collaborating on a number of occasions with composer/pianist Richard Rodney Bennett, and composed Respectfully Yours in memory of RRB, who passed away in December 2012.

    The composer writes;

    “I was delighted when Fabian approached me to commission a new work, and it felt appropriate to write a piece that was melodic with jazz-influenced harmony that I think of as a simple ‘thank you’ to Richard Rodney Bennett, for being an inspirational musician and kind and generous person. I know that Fabian is a virtuosic and sophisticated musician, and felt that a new work with this underlying sentiment would be in very capable hands.

    4 mins duration

    Piano part and TC solo part

    Difficulty: 3/6

    Morceau de Concert (C.Saint-Saens Arr. S.Johnson) - Euphonium and Piano

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    This Morceau de Concert was originally composed for French Horn and Piano for the Paris Conservatoire exams. Saint-Saens composed several pieces for this purpose, including a fine Cavatina for trombone. The work which is essentially a set of variations is very well suited to the euphonium.

    This work really suits the euphonium.

    Solo parts in TC and BC

    Difficulty 4/6

    Euphoria (Alwyn Green) - Euphonium and Piano

    £9.75
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    Here is a fun concert work, easy on the ear, and a challenge for the intermediate/college level musician.

    It's been described as "a celebration of the wide range, dexterity and tone of the Euphonium.
    Tricky but quite playable and hopefully, rewarding."

    Solo parts in TC and BC.

    Beautifully produced by BrassWind Publications.

    Difficulty 3,4/6

     

    Composer biography - Alwyn Green was born and educated in Norwich. He studied at the Guildhall School of music and Drama from 1968 - 1971 and was awarded the Brass Prize in his second year. At this time he also passed diplomas at the Royal Academy 9of Music (performance) and Trinity College London (teaching).

    On leaving Guildhall he was immediately appointed to the Principal Bass Trombone chair in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Since then he has played Trombone or Euphonium with almost all the British orchestras. In 1986 he was invited to take up a principal position in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra where he is still employed. He was a founder member of the Palm Court Theatre Orchestra and the Prince of Wales Brass. He is the founder and musical director of the Berkley Salon Ensemble and is also principal guest conductor of the Shirley Band.

    He teaches at both Birmingham University and the Birmingham Conservatoire and is frequently engaged to coach at other colleges and similar institutions.

    As a composer and arranger he undertakes regular commissions from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and other groups and a number of his pieces have been broadcast and commercially recorded. He lives in Solihull with his wife Madelyn, who is a lecturer in higher education. They have two grown up children.

    Adagio and Allegro Op.70 - R.Schumann Arr. S.Johnson - Euphonium and Piano

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    Schumann composed the Adagio and Allegro Opus 70 for Horn and Piano in 1849. In this work he explored some of the possibilities created by the invention of the valve system which made the horn a fully chromatic instrument. The valve system also brought in instruments such as the euphonium, which the Adagio and Allegro is well suited to.

    This work has been arranged and performed by other instruments, for violin and cello, for example and more recently has been regarded as a highly popular work for tuba.

    This work really suits the euphonium perfectly. Enjoy it!

    Solo parts in TC and BC

    Difficulty: 4/6

    Concertino Op.45 - Weber - Euphonium and Piano

    £12.50
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    This will be a popular addition to your repertoire, and is sure to be a highly sought after concert/recital work.

    This Concertino, Opus 45, was originally written for natural horn in E minor but has been adapted for euphonium by Stuart Johnson. The music is well suited to the euphonium with the variations on the main theme gaining in intensity and complexity. The final section can be performed as a stand alone piece.

    Solo parts in BC and TC.

    Difficulty: 4/6

    Otemoyan Fantasy - Misa Mead - for euphonium and piano

    £14.00
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    A superb original work ( approx . 7 mins duration) from the talented Misa Mead, first performed by her in Kumamoto, Japan in 2010 and recently, to much critical acclaim at the Tubamania Festival in Bangkok and the SouthWest Regional ITEC in USA, in 2013.

    Based on a beautful Japanese song this demanding work will prove to be very popular in recitals and concerts

    The difficulty level is : MODERATE/DIFFICULT

    Solo parts in BC and TC

    Concertino - Misa Mead - Euphonium and Piano

    £14.00
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    Here's the brand new original composition by Misa Mead, Concertino, for euphonium and piano, that was recently premiered by her at the NERTEC Festival at Ithaca College, NY, USA, to great critical acclaim.

    The duration is 8 minutes and will prove to be an exciting recital/concert work with piano accompaniment. The musical language is traditional, at times neoclassical with a lot of audience appeal!

    It's in one continuous movement. 

    Difficulty : 4 or 5/6 (ossia/options available at the most difficult moments)

    Supplied with piano score and solo parts in TC and BC

    Published by Bocchino Music 

    Steven Mead Euphonium Song Book Vol.2 - Arr.Luc Vertommen

    £25.00
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    Here is the brand new Euphonium Song Book Vol.2, a successor to the highly Vol.1 released 18 months before.

    Here we have another superb collection of  beautiful melodies; some simple and folk inspired, some instrumental solos, some operative arias and within this collection are some incredible little-known gems !

    It's with great pleasure that I introduce the second volume of the Euphonium Song Book.

    I'm very grateful to my good friend Luc Vertommenfor for discovering so many fine works to be included in this book. He and I share the same passion for beautiful lyrical music. However, a quick look through this volume will also reveal some music of a very technical nature, and I think this is going to be a real challenge for many musicians, although of course at the heart of all technical playing should be a constant lyricism, and therein lies the challenge. As I suggested with the first book, I would urge all of you to seek out fantastic performances and recordings of the original setting of these pieces, as composers can never write down all the nuance that is now associated with these magnificent pieces. The challenge as always is to go beyond the notes, the black and white dots you see on the page. To really be successful with these you not only need some working knowledge of the original, but really try to find a true vocal quality to your performance. Not enough brass players sing, either in their head to learn the music, or out loud, to fully realise the musical thoughts they have. I was very lucky as a boy to have singing lessons for seven years, and this has never left me. You won't hear me singing in public, don't worry, but I 'sing' with my instrument every day.

    Please enjoy these beautiful works, by some of the greatest composers who ever lived, and the mix of these works with some folk inspired compositions. Good luck and enjoy the music making.

    The set includes the piano accompaniments to all pieces, and solo parts : TC (Bb), BC (in Bb), BC (in C)

    Solos contained in this volume:

    1. Andante Religioso – Georg Goltermann

    2. Because – Guy d’Hardelot Page

    3. Berceuse – Armas Järnefelt

    4. Canzone – Max Bruch

    5. Elégie – Henri Vieuxtemps

    6. Elégie – Jules Massenet Page

    7. Eriskay Love Lilt – Irish traditional  

    8. Hungarian Rondo – Fritz Kreisler

    9. Ich liebe dich – Edvard Grieg

    10. La Capricieuse – Edward Elgar

    11. Mattinata – Ruggero Leoncavallo

    12. Oh my beloved father (O mio babbino caro)- Giacomo Puccini

    13. Sérénade – Gabriel Pierné

    14. Serenade – Franz Schubert

    15. Four Robert Burns Songs – scottish traditional  

    16. Oberon (Von Jugend auf in dem Kampf gefild) – Carl Maria von Weber

    17. Salve Maria – Saverio Mercadente

    18. Sicilienne – Maria Theresia von Paradis

    19. The Flower Song (La Fleure que tu n’avias jetée) – Georges Bizet

    20. Weep no more – Roger Quilter

    21. Three Stephen Foster Songs – Stephen Collins Foster

    22. Tuscan Serenade – Gabriel Fauré Page

    23. Valse Bluette – Richard Drigo

    24. Ved Rondane – Edvard Grieg

    25. The Little Admiral – Charles Stanford


    Please understand, we have had to add an additional shipping charge for this album and solo parts,

    as it weighs just over 1 kilo !!


    Baron Piquant's Pas de Deux - Donald Grantham - Euphonium (or Tuba) & Harpsichord (or Piano)

    £15.75
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    Baron Piquant’s Pas de Deux is one of a series of dance pieces based on characters drawn from voodoo lore; the previous ones are Baron Cimetiére’s Mambo, Son of Cimetiére, Baron Samedi’s Sarabande (and Soft Shoe), Baron La Croix’s Shuffle and Baron Piquant on Pointe. The four Barons are all members of the family Ghede (pronounced Gay-day), the spirits in charge of the intersection between the living and the dead. Despite this grim association, the Barons have a lighter side. All three are notorious tricksters with a marked fondness for brandy and tobacco. All dress alike—in black tailcoats and tall black hats, dark glasses with one lens missing, and carry canes and smoke cigars. The music depicts both their dark and light sides. Textures are primarily transparent and ethereal, but the atmosphere of all four works is a bit sinister, mordant and menacing.

    Solo parts included: Euphonium BC/TC

    UFO Concerto - Johan de Meij - euphonium and piano version

    £35.50 - £33.00
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    Here is the superb UFO Concerto by the Dutch composer Johan de Meij.

    The composer writes of the work:

    UFO Concerto, my first solo work for euphonium and wind orchestra, is not a traditional concerto in the classical sense. It consists of five movements that are thematically related to one another. The opening chord may sound familiar to some listeners: This chord and the first theme are based on the same five-note chord used in ‘Extreme Makeover’ and ‘Planet Earth’ in 2005: a major triad with an added 4th and a 7th. This chord has been obsessively present in my head ever since -- I could not resist using it again! Both the chord as well as the main theme make appearances in various shapes and forms throughout the entire piece.

    I Andante – Con moto
    II Giocoso – Vivo
    III Andante cantabile
    IV Vivace
    V Alla Marcia – Vivace

    Jason Ham, solo-euphonium player with the West Point Band (USA), initiated the consortium for UFO Concerto. He performed the world premiere on February 15th, 2012 in Baltimore (MD) with the Peabody Wind Ensemble, conducted by Harlan Parker. Jason also invited British virtuoso David Childs to join the consortium and play the European performances. At the request of both players, I also made a version for euphonium and brass band. David premiered this version with The Cory Band, conducted by his father Robert Childs at the 2012 RNCM Festival of Brass in Manchester, and recorded the wind version on CD [Extreme Beethoven] with the Banda de Lalín.

    Watch highlights of the Concerto on YouTube HERE

    Duration approx 24 mins

    Difficulty level 5.5/6

    Solo parts in TC and BC

    Dream Times - Hiroki Takahashi - with piano accompaniment

    £20.00 - £18.00
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    This is a brand-new solo  that was premiered in Tokyo in April 2014,  by Steven Mead.

    It was originally premiered with an ensemble called the SpielKammerensemble,  an octet of professional musicians who work in Tokyo.

     This version with piano accompaniment was premiered during the recent International Tuba Euphonium Conference (ITEC) in Bloomington, Indiana by Steve.  it is a highly attractive work that is a real audience pleaser. It is around 6 to 7 min duration and begins with a short opening cadenza, which is followed by the main them which is itself being constantly decorated.

    Two technical sections then dominate the rest of the work; a section marked Alla Polacca  followed by an Allegro Vivo section.  A short virtuosic cadenza is heard just before the final flourishes and dramatic ending.

    Hiroki Takahashi  is one of the brightest young Japanese composers on the scene today, and there is no doubt that this work will find its place in the euphonium repertoire in the years to come. It's a superb concert/recital/encore work.

     This piece is for intermediate and advanced level.

     Solo parts supplied: 1. TC in Bb  2. BC in C  3. BC in Bb

     Steve will be featuring this in recitals during the year.

     Video Files of the rehearsal in Tokyo will appear soon !

    The title- Dream Times is an anagram of ....Mister Mead !

    Healing Power of Flame - Tom Davoren - Baritone (or Euphonium) and Piano

    £11.95 - £11.50
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    Here is a exciting new composition by one the UK's best young composing talents, Tom Davoren.

    This was composed for the Australian baritone virtuoso Kristy Rowe who performed this at the ITEC2012 in Linz, Austria, accompanied by Brassband Oberosterreich. Here is the youtube video of the finale of the Linz performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBeGC6JgM40

    Here is the soundcloud version of a whole performance, performed by Kristy and the Gunnedah Band : 

    https://soundcloud.com/tom-davoren/the-healing-power-of-flame-1

    As you can see this is an exciting concert work, with a passionate lyrical opening which is followed by a driving exciting fast section. 

    It's a refreshingly attractive and exciting work which everyone can enjoy now.

    Duration approx 10 minutes

    Solo part in BC and TC

    Aria for Bozza - Johan van der Linden - Euphonium and Piano

    £14.95
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    Here is a brand new concert/recital work from the pen of one of Europe's leadng saxophonists, Johan van der Linden.

    He writes: "In my career as a saxophone teacher, I have much enjoyed the Aria by Eugene Bozza. A beautiful melancholic tune.

    Instead of the 'Aria of Bozza', I thought it will be fun to have an 'Aria for Bozza'. A tribute to a masterpiece that is played by every classical saxophonist. Now in a version for Euphonium and Piano/Organ (dedicated to Steven Mead)."

    We are very proud to present this beautiful and atmosphere new original work by Johann van der Linden.

    Solo parts in TC and BC.

    Simone Mantia - A Collection of Works for Euphonium and Piano - edited by Gretchen Renshaw and Steven Mead - out of stock temporarily

    £22.50 - £21.00
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    Simone Mantia is one of the most important euphonium virtuosi in the history of the instrument. His contributions to the euphonium repertoire are significant. A composer and arranger, Mantia recognized the need to expand the euphonium repertoire and was active in bringing the euphonium from the back of the band to the front of the stage as a solo instrument.

    This solo collection presents modern editions of some of the most well-known pieces in Mantia's repertoire. These editions are based on the materials found in the Simone Mantia Collection, a resource archived in 2009 by Gretchen Renshaw which contains many of Mantia's musical possessions. Through collaboration with Steven Mead, Renshaw has aimed to correct the errors in the original versions of these pieces and provide editorial suggestions that will aid in exciting performances of these works.

    The titles included in this collection are: Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms, Valse Caprice "Priscilla", Rio Rita, The Southerner, Old Black Joe, Solvejg's Song and Fantasie Originale.

    An important must-have album of sheet music for all dedicated serious players !!

    Now you can play Simone Mantia's most beloved solos the way he would have seen them, thanks to the meticulous work of Gretchen Renshaw. 

    After receiving a Summer Discovery Grant from Penn State University, Gretchen archived a collection of Mantia's personal music. She then worked with Steven Mead to publish The Simone Mantia Solo Collection, now available here.

    Gretchen's work with these historic documents gives players around the world the unprecedented opportunity to perform Mantia's classic solos in their most authentic form. For more information visithttp://www.simonemantia.com/

     — with Gretchen Renshaw and Steven Mead.

     

    Solo Parts Included: Euphonium (BC and TC)

    Steven Mead Euphonium Song Book Vol.1 - Arr.Luc Vertommen

    £25.00
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    A brand new collection of 25 great lyrical works, The Steven Mead Euphonium Song Book, Volume 1.

    This beautifully produced book with solo parts in TC (Bb), BC (C) and BC (Bb), with full piano accompaniments, is essential for all brass musicians.

    Here is the full list of works contained in the album:

    1. Air – Johann Mattheson 

    2. Ave Maria – Max Bruch

    3. Banks of Doon – Scottish traditional

    4. Cantilena – Henri Vieuxtemps

    5. Caruso – Lucio Dalla

    6. Cavatina – Joachim Raff

    7. Chants Russes – Edouard Lalo

    8. Wexford Carol – Irish traditional

    9. Elégie – Gabriel Fauré

    10. Doretta’s Song – Giacomo Puccini

    11. Vissi d’Arte – Giacomo Puccini

    12. Your tiny hand is frozen – Giacomo Puccini

    13. Lejos de ti (Far From You)– Manuel Ponce  

    14. Melodie – Pijotr Ilych Tchaikovsky

    15. Nocturne – Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky

     16. Non ti scordar di me – Ernesto De Curtis 

     17. Panis Angelicus – César Franck

    18. Pièce – Gabriel Fauré

    19. Pieta Signore – Alessandro Stradella

    20. Poem – Zdenko Fibich

    21. Romance – Carl Maria von Weber

    22. Romance – Reinhold Glière

    23. Romance orientale – Alexander Glazunov

    24. Sérénade – Ruggero Leoncavallo

    25. The Turtle Dove – English traditonal

    The pieces last in duration anywhere from 2 minutes to 10 minutes!!

    Enjoy this wonderful album.

    Luc Vertommen in collaboration with Steve, has done a fabulous job choosing and editing these works. Steve has provided an introduction to the book and given some performance notes. 

    Please understand, we have had to add an additional shipping charge for this album and solo parts,

    as it weighs just over 1 kilo !!

    Suite for Euphonium and Piano (2013) - Robert Groslot

    £19.95
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     We are very proud to announce another brand-new, and very challenging work from the pen of Robert Groslot,  Just available and recently completed. It is for the advanced player and follows on from the incredible Euphonium Concerto that was recorded and premiered recently.

    This Suite is in four movements: Prelude & Fugue, Toccata, Waltz and Bossa Nova

    The prelude starts with a flowing melody alternating with a rhythmic hunting motif, which is further developed in the Toccata.The theme of the Fugue contains many silences. The Waltz contains motifs which the composer later elaborated further in his violin concerto. The Bossa Nova brings a very cheerful and energetic finale.

     Parts supplied: TC in Bb and BC in C.

    Difficult level 6/6 

    About the composer:

    Robert Groslot (°1951) began his career as a pianist. His piano studies at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp were followed by masterclasses with Leon Fleisher and Alexis Weissenberg. After winning laureate prizes in the piano competition Alessandro Casagrande (Terni 1974) and the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels, 1978), he undertook concert trips through Europe, Israel, Asia, Africa, New Zealand and the United States. His repertoire consisted of more than 50 concertos for piano as well as many solo and chamber music. Robert Groslot made many studio, radio and television recordings, as well as about 100 CD's. 

    Later on he started conducting: as conductor and director of the Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, he formed many young musicians from Belgium and abroad who are now professional musicians. He also appeared as a conductor with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster National Orchestra, the Belgian National Orchestra and the Flanders Philharmonic, among others, and is the founder-director of the orchestra II Novecento which he conducted in concerts troughout Euroupe.

    At the same time he taught piano and chamber music at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp until 2011 and has been also Artistic Director there from 1996 until 2001. 

    Nowadays, Robert Groslot mainly works as a composer. Black Venus, The Great Globe, Si le monde… and The Wake are some of his most important works for symphonic orchestra. Recently he wrote a series of twelve concertos for solo instruments and orchestra. He chose a variety of solo instruments such as piano, violin, cello, the classical concerto instruments, but also viola, saxophone, harp, piccolo, flute, oboe, marimba, euphonium and guitar. These concertos are one by one very challenging and inspirational pieces for the performer. At the same time they are very enjoyable and understandable for the public, as a continuation of tradition, but not without a clear and very personal perspective to music as a whole.

    Find out more about music and art from Robert Groslot on his personal website: www.robertgroslot.eu 

    Otemoyan Fantasy - Misa Mead - for euphonium and piano

    £14.00
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    A superb original work ( approx . 7 mins duration) from the talented Misa Mead, first performed by her in Kumamoto, Japan in 2010 and recently, to much critical acclaim at the Tubamania Festival in Bangkok and the SouthWest Regional ITEC in USA, in 2013.

    Based on a beautful Japanese song this demanding work will prove to be very popular in recitals and concerts

    The difficulty level is : MODERATE/DIFFICULT

    Solo parts in BC and TC

    Studies for Pedal Piano, Op.56 - Schumann Arr. Misa Akahoshi- for euphonium duet and piano

    £16.00 - £14.00
    Reference:  SMMA001
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    There are six pieces in this suite by Robert Schumann originally for the harmonium, beautifully arranged for two euphoniums and piano by the talented Japanese euphonium soloist/arranger/composer Misa Akahoshi.

    The difficulty level is : EASY

    Solo parts in BC and TC

    Papageno and Papagena (Magic Flute) - Mozart Arr.Misa Mead - for euphonium duet and piano

    £16.00 - £14.00
    Reference:  SMMA002
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    The famous duet from Mozart's Magic Flute arranged for two euphoniums and piano by the talented Japanese euphonium soloist/arranger/composer Misa Akahoshi.

    The difficulty level is : EASY

    Solo parts in BC and TC

    Ave Maria - Giulio Caccini Arr. M.Akahoshi - duet for 2 euphoniums and piano

    £16.00 - £14.00
    Reference:  SMMA004
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    The famous aria by Caccini, now available for two euphoniums and piano in this new arrangment by the talented Japanese euphonium soloist/arranger/composer Misa Akahoshi.

    The difficulty level is : EASY

    Solo parts in BC and TC

    La Fille aux Cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair) - C. Debussy Arr. M.Akahoshi - for euphonium duet and piano

    £16.00 - £14.00
    Reference:  SMMA005
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    The much-loved classic by Debussy, beautifully arranged for two euphoniums and piano by the talented Japanese euphonium soloist/arranger/composer Misa Akahoshi.

    The difficulty level is : EASY

    Solo parts in BC and TC

    Kokyu - Misa Mead for euphonium duet and piano

    £14.00 - £12.00
    Reference:  SMMA006
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    A short original work (about 2 minutes) based on the Japanese word Kokyu, meaning 'breathe', for two euphoniums and piano, by the talented Japanese euphonium soloist/arranger/composer Misa Akahoshi.

    The difficulty level is : EASY

    Solo parts in BC and TC

    Calabrese - A.Bazzini Arr.Geren - euphonium and piano

    £16.50 - £15.95
    Reference:  SMPM21
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    Calabrese for Euphonium

    Antonio Bazzini/arr. Geren

    First published in 1859, Antonio Bazzini's Calabrese, Op. 34, No. 6 comes from a collection of six characteristic pieces written for violin. The euphonium version of the work was premiered by American virtuoso Dr. Benjamin Pierce and Tomoko Kashiwagi at the University of Arkansas in February 2013. The constant mixture of duple and triple rhythms provides the opportunity to display firm control over rhythmic accuracy. Additionally, the endurance, flexibility and technical prowess required will challenge the performer to sustain a light approach throughout.  -Patrick Geren (arranger)

    This is a fabulous piece but only for the advanced player. It's similar to some of the other crazy encore-type piece Steve plays from time to time, including the Dance of the Goblins, by the same composer!  

    Congrats to Patrick Geren for finding these fabulous works to arrange.

    Solo Parts Included: Euphonium BC and TC

    Sample PDF

    Morceau de Concours - G Ed.Barat - euphonium and piano

    £10.50
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    Morceau de Concours for Euphonium and Piano

    J. Ed. Barat

    Morceau de Concours is a staple of the euphonium repertoire, especially for study of the French style. This work follows the standard Paris Conservatoire contest piece format; the beginning is slow and rubato, while the ending is technical and accelerates to the end.

    This new edition by Potenza Music gives everyone the chance to play this famous, excellent and not-too-difficult work.

    Solo parts included: Euphonium TC and BC

    Sample PDF

    None But The Lonely Heart - Tchaikovsky Arr.Caldarise - euphonium and piano

    £9.95
    Reference:  SMPM19
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    None But the Lonely Heart for Euphonium and Piano

    P.I. Tchaikovsky/arr. Caldarise

    "None But the Lonely Heart" was composed in 1869 as part of a set of Six Romances. Tchaikovsky used a text from a novel by Goethe to create this famous Romance. This piece has been set for nearly all instruments, so it was only natural to extend this gem to the realm of the euphonium. As is was originally a vocal work, a strong musical sound is required, as well as attention to phrasing and inflection, and a strong sense of musical expression.

    Solo Parts Included: Euphonium BC, TC

    Sample PDF

    Six Romances - Tchaikovsky Arr. Caldarise - euphonium and piano

    £16.50 - £15.90
    Reference:  SMPM18
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    Six Romances for Euphonium and Piano

    Peter Tchaikovsky/arr. Caldarise

    In his lifetime, Tchaikovsky wrote over 100 short lyrical pieces for voice and piano called "Romances". Nearly all of them were published in groups of six. This set is a compilation of six of his finest and most powerful Romances spanning his entire career. Plucked from their original sets, these six have been placed in such and order that they tell an entirely new musical story. 

    The romances included in this set are:

  • "It Was In the Early Spring" from 6 Romances, Op. 38, No. 2
  • "The Fearful Moment" from 6 Romances, Op. 28, No. 6
  • "Why?" from 6 Romances, Op. 6, No. 5
  • "Reconciliation" from 6 Romances, Op. 25, No. 1
  • "Once Again, Like Before, I am Alone" from 6 Romances, Op. 73, No. 6
  • "Does the Day Reign?" from 7 Romances, Op. 47, No. 6
  • Solo Parts Included: Euphonium BC, TC

    Not too difficult to play and highly recommended by EuphoniumStore

    Sample PDF

    Symphonic Variants - James Curnow - with piano accompaniment

    £16.50 - £14.00
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    Here is James Curnow's iconic euphonium solo Symphonic Variants. 

    One of the core repertoire works for the euphonium and also one of the most demanding works ever written for the instrument, Symphonic Variants runs the gamut of technical facility, range, endurance, and power to project and balance. This superb work opens with a flourish of technique and runs to high c before presenting the lyrical theme. There are numerous ossia throughout the work that make the very high tessitura more accessible.  The accompaniment parts are difficult and thickly textured and require a good pianist. This is one of the most physical works in the repertoire and one of the standard works frequently performed. 

    As recorded on Steve's Symphonic Variants CD, accompanied by the JWF Military Band. Duration approx 20 mimutes.

    This version is with piano accompaniment, and solo parts in TC and BC. The full wind band score and parts are available also from the EuphoniumStore.

    Samples of the solo part (BC)  JPG1  JPG2

    Three Fantasias (from Nos.7,8,9 from 12 Fantasias for Violin) - G.P.Telemann - adapted by Roland Szentpali

    £14.30
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    Here is a brand new publication from Editions BIM, for solo unaccompanied euphonium, and it's the music of George Philipp Telemann.

    The great Hungarian tuba player, composer and arranger Roland Szentpali has adapted these three fantasias for Violin.

    These are sure to prove to be great stylistic and musical challenges to euphonium players everywhere, for the keen amateur and advanced players.

    From the publisher:

    The collection of 12 fantasias for solo violin (TWV 40:14-25) by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1757) was first published in Hamburg in 1735. The Italian influence of the sonata and concerto is clearly evident. The fantasias no. 7, 8 and 9 selected by Roland Szentpali are the most suitable for adaptation for brass instruments, while the other nine make use of double-stopped technique, a rather Germanic tendency in works for solo violin.

    We see this as a great new addition to the repertoire for solo euphonium; and very suitable for recitals, examinations and competitions.

     

    Duration: total  22 minutes

    Difficult level: 4.5/6

    Supplied with solo part in TC and BC.

    Euphonium Concerto - Robert Groslot - euphonium and piano

    £26.00 - £22.00
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     Here is the brand-new Euphonium Concerto by the Belgian composer/ conductor  Robert Groslot,  as recorded recently by Steven Mead accompanied by the band of the Belgian Guides.

     It is a quite stunning new work, modern in its language but still accessible.  About 18 min in duration.

     This work is available here with piano accompaniment, but will also be available soon with Wind Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra.  Suitable for only advanced players  this work features quite extreme registers, as well as one or two extended multi-phonic sections.

     Steven regards this as one of the finest euphonium concertos of this genre in existence,  highly recommended!

     Here is some more information on the composer: http://www.robertgroslot.eu/index.php?p=home

     Here are some sound clips (7) that you can download, from the forthcoming CD that demonstrate aspects of this incredible concerto:

    Clip 1    Clip 2   Clip 3    Clip 4     Clip 5    Clip 6   Clip 7 

     and here is a PDF  of the 1st page of the treble clef version:

     This music is supplied  with both treble and bass clef  solo parts,  in addition to the piano accompaniment.

     

     It is hoped that the CD will be released soon.



    Diamond Concerto (Euphonium Concerto No.3) - Philip Sparke Euph & Piano version

    £17.25
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      Philip Sparke's  Diamond Concerto ( Euphonium Concerto No.3)  is a quite outstanding new work for euphonium.

     It has been brought to popularity very rapidly due to the success of the Diamonds CD made by Steven Mead and the Central Band of the Royal Air Force,  and it this disc was recently crowned Solo CD of the Year 2012 by  both the British Bandsman and Brass Band World magazines.

     This new work has just been published by Anglo Music Press  and we are delighted to offer it to you here.

     On this page is the version for euphonium and piano ( supplied with both treble and bass clef solo parts).

     

    The version with wind band accompaniment (as heard on the Diamonds CD) is also available  from this store.

     

    Philip Sparke writes about the Diamond Concerto

    Diamond Concerto was commissioned by Musikverein Mörschied from Germany - Dr. Eric Grandjean, conductor - for a special concert featuring Steven Mead as guest soloist.  Together they gave the world premiere on 28th April 2012 in the town theatre of Idar-Oberstein.

    The commission is a highlight in the 30-year friendship between composer and soloist, which has included many mutual CD projects and concerts and, now, a concerto. Sparke had Steven Mead’s special euphonium sound in his head throughout the composition process and made free use of the variety of styles which the world-renowned virtuoso has made his own during his highly successful solo career.

    The village of Mörschied lies to the west of Frankfurt am Main in the area known as the German Road of Precious Stones, which is famous for its thriving gem industry. Because of this is was decided to give the commission a local connection by chosing the title, Diamond Concerto. Each of the three movements is named after a famous diamond:-

    1 EARTH STAR

    is rather stern in mood, opening with a free fantasy for the soloist over a static chord from the band. This leads to an Allegro Moderato in minor mode where small motives are gradually repeated and developed by both band and soloist.

    2 OCEAN DREAM

    uses a varied quote from the composer’s Music for Battle Creek, including a melting slow melody that was originally written with Steven Mead in mind.

    3 BLUE HEART

    was written, at Steven Mead’s suggestion, in bebop style and takes the form of a jazz waltz. The quasi-improvisatory central section features a call-and-response passage for the soloist and upper woodwinds.

     

     The Diamonds CD  can be purchased as a disc from this site or digital download.

    Concerto for Euphonium - Stephen Roberts (with piano accompaniment)

    £19.95 - £15.95
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    Concerto for Euphonium - Stephen Roberts

    The composer writes:

    "The Concerto for Euphonium was written in the summer of 2011 after hearing a series of euphonium recitals whilst examining at various music colleges in the UK. I was reminded of the virtuosic potential and wide range of the euphonium and immediately started to write a movement based on the songs of a particularly vociferous (and virtuosic) blackbird in my Harborne garden. Two further movements swiftly followed and the piece came together very quickly, with the piano score being completed within just five days.

    I chose to use a lyrical musical language that was familiar to many euphonium players rather than something overtly modernistic or atonal and have pushed some technical boundaries as a challenge.

    The first movement is the most 'meaty' and is based on sonata form, but does not follow the traditional tonal format. It is rather eclectic in style and celebrates typically British sounds, but all the themes stem from the blackbird resident in my garden and the opening fanfare is the strident territorial call that brightens summer days. The 2nd main subject (tranquillo) is hyper romantic with rich chromatic harmonies redolent of the 20th-century British light music genre. There are 2 cadenzas: one just before the recapitulation and the other before the virtuosic coda.

    The slow movement features the upper register of the euphonium in a manner reminiscent of Baroque concertos where brass players were called upon to sing in the high harmonics. It is essentially a chaconne with the solo part sounding related modal material at a faster tempo over the slow-moving chord progression.

    The finale is an ebullient rondo based on the Mexican huapango dance style, which alternates duple and triple meters. The coda recalls that of the first movement to conclude with a virtuoso flourish."

     

    This Concerto is available on this site with piano, wind band and brass band accompaniment. On this page you can order the version with piano accompaniment.

    It is a very difficult work for the soloist, but very rewarding to study and play. It can be heard on Steven Mead's Diamonds CD, where he performs this concerto accompanied by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force Band.

     

    Solo part is in treble clef only

    Romanze - an album of classical romantic works arranged By Kristy Rowe

    £39.95 - £33.95
    Reference:  SMKR-Romanze
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    Here is the album of music heard on Kristy's stunning debut CD, Romanze, suitable for all euphonium and bartone players.

    It is all stunningly beautiful music and now you get the chance to play it for yourself.

    Arranger Kristy Rowe writes the following about Romanze:

    "The idea of creating an album of romantic pieces came about in 2011 while studying at the Royal Northern College of Music. I found the Schumann Romances in a pile of old music in the RNCM library during my first week of studies. A few months later, I prepared them for a lesson with my mentor, Steven Mead, and he immediately realized the suitability of this genre of music for the baritone. It was this inspiration that ignited the idea of creating an album of romantic pieces for the baritone. While some changes were necessary in the process of making the pieces "baritone friendly", I have tried to stay as true to the original composers' intent as possible. I have always been drawn to Romantic music and the musical freedom that it encourages. I hope others find the same sense of enjoyment from playing or listening to this music."

    Romanze is a collection of sheet music from the album "Romanze" (available on this site, on the Bocchino Label).

    Titles include:

    Romanze, Friedrich Diethe

    Notturno, Robert Clerisse

    Three Romances (op. 94), Robert Schumann

    Arioso, Joseph Hector Fiocco

    Six Nocturnes (op. 186), Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda

    Adagio (op. 9), Vojtech Jirovec

    Nocturne (op. 55, nr. 1), Josef Holbrooke

    Romanze (op. 85), Max Bruch

    Solo Parts Included: Baritone/Euphonium TC and BC

    Let There Be Peace - Euph and Piano - Andy Scott

    £9.15
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    Here is wonderful new lyrical work from the pen of Andy Scott.

    On 28th February 2012 a Landmark Poem from Lemn Sissay was unveiled in The Atrium, University Place, Manchester. ‘Let There Be Peace' is a call for calm, or as Lemn says ‘a press release for peace'.

    In 1998 Lemn & Andy collaborated to create the work ‘My Mountain Top', which is performed worldwide & has been recorded to date on nine CDs. Andy's piece ‘And Everything Is Still', initially scored for flute & piano, took its title from one of Lemn's poems from ‘The Emperor's Watchmaker'.

    Andy writes; "I find Lemn's words inspiring, and in some cases the right vehicle for me to try and capture the spirit of his words via music. The writing of this piece coincided with the launch of ‘Let There Be Peace' in Manchester, it all fitted well conceptually as I was writing this piece for the Manchester based euphonium player Aaron Rivkin. Aaron had won the Open Class in the inaugural Foden's Band Solo Competition. In my role as Composer in Residence I was to compose a short piece for the competition winner as part of the prize."

    The music mirrors the form of the poem, three main sections, with euphonium cadenzas linking these sections. An overall yearning for tranquility is tested in the cadenzas, with an insistency and potential conflict, however calm prevails. World Premiere given by Aaron Rivkin & Iva Navratova at the International Tuba & Euphonium Conference 2012 (Artistic Director Steven Mead), Brucknerhaus, Linz, Austria on 25th June 2012.

    Solo part in treble clef, with piano accompaniment

    Difficult rating: 3.5 /6

    Concerto for Euphonium - piano part only - Andy Scott

    £14.50
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    This is the piano part of the Concerto for Euphonium. The solo part is available separately on this site.

    This new Concerto for Euphonium is sure to become one of the most sought-after modern concertos in euphonium literature in the next years.

    Commissioned by Glyn Williams & Foden's Band, from Foden's Band Composer in Residence Andy Scott. Premiered at the Royal Northern College of Music Festival of Brass on 29th January 2011. The 'Concerto for Euphonium' with Brass Band is scored in three movements.

    1. The Lure of the Red Jacket

    2. Far Beyond the Stars

    3. The Dragon's Den

    Recorded on the CD ‘The Lure of the Red Jacket' (Doyen287), Glyn Williams' with Foden's Band conducted by Michael Fowles. Brass Band World Solo CD of the Year 2011.
    It was recently performed by Glenn Van Looy at the ITEC 2012 in Linz, Austria, accompanied by the James Madison University Brass Band.

    Composer: Andy Scott
    Instrumentation: piano reduction
    Size: Pages : 1 part @ 28 pages
    Total Duration: 15 minutes
    ISMN: 979 0 57031 185 9

    Difficulty rating: 5.5/6

    Concerto for Euphonium - solo part- Andy Scott

    £11.25
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    This is the solo part of the Concerto for Euphonium. The piano accompaiment is available separately on this site.

    This new Concerto for Euphonium is sure to become one of the most sought-after modern concertos in euphonium literature in the next years.

    Commissioned by Glyn Williams & Foden's Band, from Foden's Band Composer in Residence Andy Scott. Premiered at the Royal Northern College of Music Festival of Brass on 29th January 2011. The 'Concerto for Euphonium' with Brass Band is scored in three movements.

    1. The Lure of the Red Jacket

    2. Far Beyond the Stars

    3. The Dragon's Den

    Recorded on the CD ‘The Lure of the Red Jacket' (Doyen287), Glyn Williams' with Foden's Band conducted by Michael Fowles. Brass Band World Solo CD of the Year 2011.
    It was recently performed by Glenn Van Looy at the ITEC 2012 in Linz, Austria, accompanied by the James Madison University Brass Band.

    Composer: Andy Scott
    Total Duration: 15 minutes
    ISMN: 979 0 57031 185 9

    Difficulty rating: 5.5/6

    Move Their Mind - Euph and Piano - Stan Nieuwenhuis

    £12.95
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    Here is a brand-new solo that is set to become  a great target for all ambitious and advanced euphonium players.

    Stan Nieuwenhuis'  Move There Mind was commissioned by Glenn Van Looy.  For his first solo album he was looking for new interesting euphonium solos written by young composers, to expand the existing repertoire. Move There Mind became the title track of Glenn's first CD, that he recorded with the Gunnedah Shire Band  in Australia in 2011.

    Move There Mind symbolises the quest for a new sound and style for the euphonium. It's a challenging piece that consists of 3 parts. A furious opening pushes the soloist to the limit of range and speed. The dramatic introduction mellows into the slow melancholic 2nd movement. Despite the calmness there is unease to be heard through grace notes and fast runs. As earlier movements move from one to another without a break with the theme of the final movement gradually introduced through wide intervals, and multi-phonics in the lower range at high speed. We hear the theme  disguised in various forms before leading to a dramatic climax. This is followed by a return of the theme before the music rushes to a chaotic finale.

    This solo is available with  piano accompaniment (here), and also with brass band accompaniment (to be found elsewhere on this site).

     Solo parts are supplied in:  treble clef, bass clef in C, bass clef in Bb

     Difficulty rating: 6/6

    Elegie op.30 for euphonium and piano - Henri Vieuxtemps arr. Patrick Geren

    £10.40
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    Elegie, or elegy, refers to a song expressing sorrow or lamentation for someone deceased. More simply, a sad song. Vieuxtemp's Elegie, Op. 30 was composed in 1854 originally for viola and piano. Transcriptions by the composer for violin and cello followed. This arrangement is set for euphonium and piano. It allows the soloist to show off their beautiful tone and fluidity in expressive phrases throughout. While the piece as a whole is not technically challenging, there are moments of virtuosity that require skilled technique and delicacy for the soloist and accompanist. The cadenza and "a piacere" sections are purposefully left without directional phrasing for the soloist to develop their own interpretation. There is one brief opportunity of extending technique for the soloist to utilize multiphonics.

    --Patrick Geren

    This is a beautiful brand new arrangement, with TC and BC solo parts included, produced with the highest quality by Potenza Music

    Milori Blue (piano) - Jonathan Newman

    £24.95
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    Named after a lush and misty pigment, "Milori Blue" is a sonata for solo euphonium in the tradition of the many contemporary "color" pieces I always enjoy. In three movements (a sontata-like fast/slow/fast structure), the work plays with moods of "blue," both harmonic and evocative. Written for euphoniumist Pat Stuckemeyer, "Milori Blue" was premiered at the 2010 International Tuba-Euphonium Association Conference.

    -Jonathan Newman

    Solo parts included: Euphonium TC, Euphonium BC

    Pearls II - Roland Szentpali

    £23.00
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    Pearls 2 was commissioned by the 2008 Euphonium Foundation Commission Project Donors, written for Adam Frey. This is the sequel piece to the every-popular Pearls Suite. While still true to the original format, Pearls II is more difficult in terms of range and flexibility. A great piece by a great composer!

    This was recorded by Steve on the 'Pearls' CD, with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force

    Concert Piece no.1 - Joseph Turrin

    £21.00
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    Written for and commissioned by Jason Ham, Principal Euphonium with the US Military Academy Band at West Point (USA). I wanted to write something technically challenging yet had sections of expressiveness. Since the euphonium is such a versatile instrument in regard to both technique and expressiveness I found myself writing this piece rather quickly. I will admit that while composing the piece I thought of the composer Bartok. Not only because I have always been attracted to his music but for the fact that Jason Ham was to premiere the work in Hungary. So I must admit to this bit of influence throughout. Concert Piece No. 1 is also a work were both instruments (euphonium and piano) each share an equal part.
    Joseph Turrin, Nov. 2010, Clifton, USA

    The Concert Piece No. 1 was first recorded by Steven Mead and was recently selected as the first round piece for ITEC2012 in Linz, Austria.

    with Treble and Bass Clef solo parts supplied

    Symphonic Rhapsody for Euphonium - Edward Gregson

    £18.50 - £17.00
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    A note by the composer:

    'The Symphonic Rhapsody was published in 1976, although the genesis of the piece dates back to the early '60s when I was a teenager and played the euphonium in a Salvation Army band. The work incorporates an old gospel song - 'So we'll roll the old chariot along' - into a symphonically structured form. Motifs from the gospel song permeate the rest of the musical material so that the work hopefully has a unified whole. The 'variations' are less actual variations on the tune itself, but more a comment on certain melodic aspects.

    Although the writing is naturally virtuosic in a way which is obvious for such a solo instrument within the brass band, it never the less unfolds many more lyrical aspects of the instrument's capabilities. Towards the end of the piece the tune is heard once again in its full version, leading to a coda where the euphonium takes centre stage in a bravura manner.'

    This fantastic piece is now finally available with piano accompaniment thanks to a skillful reduction by Brian Bowen. Make sure you get your hands on this quickly!!

    A La Suite Classique - Ito Yasuhide

    £15.95 - £14.95
    Reference:  SMPSM01
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    A la Suite Classique is a seven-movement work by Yasuhide Ito. Various dance forms are presented with a twist - Allemande in the form of a Tango, Sarabande in the form of a Chaconne. Truly an interesting and challenging piece!

    As recorded by Steve on World of the Euphonium Vol.5!

    Adagio and Rondo (PIano) - Mozart arr.Wilby & Childs

    £11.95 - £11.00
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    One of Mozart's best-loved and most performed pieces is the lively ‘Rondo Alla Turca' from the Piano Sonata in A minor, K331, written in Paris in 1778.

    In this arrangement the Rondo is preceded by a little-known adagio, K580a, which existed previously as a fragment scored for solo clarinet and three basset horns.

    This completed version of the adagio is in sonata form, its main theme closely resembling Mozart's famous motet Ave verum corpus.

    Allegro Appassionato, Op. 43 (Piano) - Saint-Saëns/arr. Luc Vertommen

    £15.50 - £13.95
    Reference:  SMPBP13
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    The Allegro Appassionato opus 43 for cello and orchestra was the first work that Camille Saint-Saëns wrote after marrying Marie Laurie Emilie Truffot on February 3th, 1875. Saint-Saëns claimed to compose music as naturally as ‘an apple tree produces apples' The Allegro Appassionato was composed around the same period as his more famous Fourth Piano Concerto, the Danse Macabre and the String Quartet. The piece remains very popular amongst cellists these days mainly because of its ‘showy character' with a lot of rising semi-quavers in the first theme. Although the piece breathes the romantic atmosphere it is fast moving and virtuoso. This delectable miniature creates the impression that it could go on forever, and it seems to have a real dynamo of energy in its relatively short time span. There are only very small sections of calm in this exciting work.

    solo parts included: TC, BC, Bb BC

    Alu (Piano) - Pete Meechan

    £9.00
    Reference:  SMPPMM02
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    Grade: band 2 / soloist 4

    Alu was commissioned by Pat Herak for his wife Diana, for their 10th wedding anniversary. It was premiered by Diana and the Brass Band of Columbus, USA.

    A reflective solo, Alu is suitable for players grade 6 upwards. All sets of music come complete with score, parts, with the soloists part in both bass clef concert and Bb treble clef parts.

    Also available with brass band!

    Andante and Rondo (piano) - Capuzzi arr.Wilby & Childs

    £13.95 - £12.50
    Reference:  SMPWW02
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    Capuzzi was an Italian violinist and composer who worked in Venice in the 1780s. His Concerto for Double Bass is charming and sports simple lines, crisp rhythms, and elegance of form. As a result, it is a great favourite.

    An ideal addition to recital and exam programmes, the present version of the second and third movements is perfect for young players and professionals alike, and fills a substantial hole in the euphonium repertoire of eighteenth century classics.

    Andante Cantabile (Piano) - Tchaikovsky/arr. Luc Vertommen

    £11.95 - £10.75
    Reference:  SMPBP08
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    The Euphonium Virtuoso Collection is a new series of euphonium solos arranged by Luc Vertommen especially for Steven Mead and offers exciting study and performance opportunities for every aspiring soloist.

    Top quality arrangements available in different versions for soloist and brass band, symphonic wind band or piano accompaniment.

    Tchaikovsky's ‘Andante Cantabile' is one of the most famous and inspiring romantic movements. Is was either the singing of a workman or baker - there are two versions of the story - that introduced Tchaikovsky to the folk melody that he immortalized in his slow movement of his String Quartet nr 1, opus 11, composed in 1871. Clearly he was not put off by the tune's unromantic words, ‘Vanya sat on the divan and smoked a pipe of tobacco'. An immediate hit, the movement was quickly extracted from the quartet and published in numerous arrangements through which it became one of Tchaikovsky's most famous short works. It didn't only inspire Johan De Meij for a fantastic and extreme make-over (see recent brass band test-piece!) , Tchaikovsky himself made an arrangement for cello and string orchestra sometime between 1886 and 1888 for cellist Wilhelm Fitzenhagen (1848-1890) who premiered the Rococo Variations in 1877.

    difficulty rating: 3 (1-6)
    solo parts included: BC, TC, BC Bb

    Apres un Reve – Faure/arr. Mead

    £4.45
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    Sometimes the simplest melodies are the most beautiful and Faure certainly can claim to have produced one of the world's most enduring melodic gems. Aprés un Rêve adapts so well for many instruments by suits the euphonium particularly.

    Arioso and Allegro (Piano) - Fiocco arr.Wilby & Childs

    £11.95 - £10.95
    Reference:  SMPWW03
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    Joseph Hector Fiocco (1703-41) was the most famous member of a family of Belgian musicians. As well as being a church musician, Joseph was a violin maker, professor of Latin and Greek, and a distinguished harpsichord player.

    His famous allegro, originally written for harpsichord, lies well for the euphonium. It requires a steady tempo throughout its compass and dynamic range, and is ideal for improving technique and stamina.

    The lyrical arioso demands well-shaped phrases and fine breath control.

    Aubade - Philip Sparke

    £11.00 - £10.25
    Reference:  SMPSM03
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    A beautiful melody from the pen of Philip Sparke. Not challenging technically, but a beautiful melody in itself.

    Auld Lang Syne for Euphonium and Piano - Simone Mantia

    £10.20 - £9.95
    Reference:  SMPPM05
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    Simone Mantia, former soloist with 'Sousa and His Band' authored many pieces for euphonium. Auld Lang Syne is one of his most popular and technically difficult theme and variation solos. Now it has just recently come back into print with this new edition by Matthew White and Steven Mead. Enjoy this Mantia classic here for a great price!

    solo parts included: TC, BC

    available on: Steve Mead's Tribute CD, in the version for wind band

    PDF PREVIEW available here.

    Barcarolle from The Tales of Hoffmann - Offenbach/arr. Mead

    £5.25
    Reference:  SMPSM04
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    Delightfully simple in construction, this piece has a gentle lilt with a dream-like quality. From the pen of Steven Mead, this piece will be sure to delight audiences and performers alike.

    Baritone Concerto - Martin Ellerby

    £15.95
    Reference:  SMPSM05
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    Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms - arr. Boddington

    £6.95 - £6.50
    Reference:  SMPSM06
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    This classic solo has been reset by Stanley Boddington. Enjoy a piece of euphonium history while playing this gem.

    Blue Bells of Scotland - Arthur Pryor/arr. Sparke

    £7.20
    Reference:  SMPSM07
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    This classic solo has been reset by Philip Sparke in to concert Eb. Whilst still maintaining the integrity of Pryor's original manuscript, Sparke updates the solo with all-new challenges for the performer. This is definitely a great arrangement of this solo that has proven the test-of-time.

    Bravura (piano) - Peter Graham

    £13.95 - £13.50
    Reference:  SMPGM09
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    Bravura is a companion piece to the composer's earlier euphonium display piece Brillante, utilising the same traditional 19th century "fantasy variation" structure, familiar to generations of brass soloists. Folk songs from the four corners of Great Britain are featured; Oranges and Lemons, (England), The Blue Bells of Scotland, The Minstrel Boy (Ireland) and the famous Welsh anthem Men of Harlech.
    The solo is a conflation of the original version, written for the 2002 Royal Albert Hall Gala Concert, which followed the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. On that occasion the combined talents of virtuosi David Childs, Derick Kane, Steven Mead and David Thornton (with guests Robert and Nicholas Childs) were on display, each personalising the cadenza section towards the end. This version incorporates a published cadenza, though soloists should feel free to improvise their own material at this point.
    Now finally available in a version with piano accompaniment! An absolute cracker get your hands on it now!!!

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    Brillante (piano) - Peter Graham

    £9.95
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    Fantasy on Rule Britannia

    By Gaslight - Tadeusz Kassatti

    £14.50 - £13.95
    Reference:  SMPBIM05
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    Check out this exciting recital and competition piece as recorded by Steve on the 4th volume of the world of the euphonium series!

    By The Waterside - Fauré arr.Wilson

    £7.95
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    There are not many works written or arranged expressly for the baritone horn (as opposed to the euphonium) so Eric Wilson's arrangement of this lovely Fauré melody is a welcome one.

    The slightly smaller, more intimate tone, of the baritone is perfectly suited to this lilting, reflective piece.

    ABRSM Baritone & Euphonium Grade 4

    Cantabile - Paganini/arr. Goff Richards

    £8.00
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    Goff Richards arrangement of the Paganini Cantabile is a great lyrical showpiece. This short work will be a great addition to any program!

    Caoine (Lament) - Stanford arr.Wilby & Childs

    £11.95 - £10.00
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    Caoine (pronounced ‘keen') is the beautiful lament which forms the expressive second movement of Stanford's Clarinet (or Viola) Sonata, written in 1912.

    Its long, meandering and sometimes unpredictable phrases need detailed preparation for concert performances, and its musical rewards are unsurpassed.

    Capriccio - Jean Balissat

    £15.00
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    Jean Balissat's Capriccio for euphonium and orchestra (2005) was commissioned by the High School for Music, Berne (Switzerland) for the Soloists' Diploma Examination for Roland Fröscher, a brilliant young euphonium virtuoso. The Capriccio consists of four movements, played attacca: the first, marked Moderato, presents the main theme in the form of a recitative which is then developed lyrically. The motifs of soloist and orchestra are refined and interwoven until they culminate in a vehement climax, with violent glissandi from the euphonium being answered three times by the orchestra. The Lento espressivo fulfils a desire of the soloist for long expressive cantilenas, for which he has a particular fondness. The Finale is a technical challenge for the soloist. In this movement, which is full of contrasts, the work's principal themes are combined, to a greater or lesser degree. The Capriccio was given its première on 1st July 2005 in the Great Hall of the Casino in Berne, with Roland Fröscher (euphonium) accompanied by the Berne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Matthias Kuhn.

    Carmen Fantasy (Piano) - Georges Bizet/arr. Luc Vertommen

    £18.75
    Reference:  SMPBP18
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    Georges Bizet's opera Carmen is based on the story of the same title by Prosper Mérimée and concerns the renowned Carmen, a beautiful gypsy with a fiery temper. Several well-known pieces from the opera have taken on a life separate to the work : the Prelude (overture), the Toreador song and the Habanera. A number of classical composers have used themes from Carmen as the basis for works of their own. This Carmen Fantasy is a virtuoso showpiece in the tradition of fantasias on operatic themes. Like in the opera, the soloist must not only have a great range, but also exhibit superior dramatic skills in order to portray Carmen's character. Almost every technical challenge for the Brass soloist is contained here or what is more the soloist must fully understand beautiful song like aspect and stylistic demands of this music.

    solo parts included: TC, BC, BC Bb

    Childs' Choice (album) ed.Eric Wilson

    £18.50 - £16.00
    Reference:  SMPWW06
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    An album of music selected and arranged especially for Robert and Nichoias Childs and including four pieces:

    Lucy Long: a traditional air with variations
    Tambourin: a boyant little galop
    Chanson de Matin: Elgar's famous melody cleverly arranged to work as either a solo or a duet
    The Riders of Rohan: an original work by Rodney Newton inspired by Tolkein's classic The Lord of the Rings.

    This beautiful new edition is supplied with parts for soloist in bass clef and B-flat treble clef.

    Cityscapes (piano) - Peter Graham

    £11.95
    Reference:  SMPGM07
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    As the title suggests, this new collection of 10 solos is presented in the form of a musical travelogue with visits to Moscow, New York, Buenos Aires, New Orleans, San Juan and Paris being among the destinations reached.
    The music makes reference in pastiche to composers forever associated with these cities, from Gershwin (New York) to Satie (Paris), ensuring a familiarity for the performer and listener alike.

    The collection is progressively graded, making it suitable for beginners through to performers at medium advanced level.

    Steven highly recommends this so check it out!!!!

    Cityscapes is available in Bb

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    Classical Album Vol.1 arr. Edrich Siebert

    £4.95
    Reference:  SMPSM10
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    CLassical Album Vol.2 arr. Edrich Siebert

    £4.95
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    Complete Works for Euphonium, V. 1 - Jules Demersseman

    £19.95 - £17.95
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    Repertoire

    1. Premier Solo
    2. Premiere Solo de Concert
    3. Deuxieme Solo de Concerto
    4. Cavatine op. 38
    5. Cavatina op. 47
    6. Introduction et Polonaise op. 30

     

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    Jules Demersseman (1833-1866) was in his time a remarkable flautist and noted composer. Today this little known composer is only 'famous' with flute and saxophone players and his name is not mentioned in most reference books. Demersseman wrote many works for trombone with six independent valves, which is a modern-cousin to the euphonium. Through the work of editors, Luc Vertommen and Gery Dumoulin, the entire catalog is now available in two volume editions. These are spectacular editions for study and practice. Very well done, indeed!

    Solo-part included: bass clef, Bb bass clef, treble clef

    Complete Works for Euphonium, V. 2 - Jules Demersseman

    £19.75 - £17.95
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    Repertoire

    1. Grande Fantaisie Dramatique
    2. Fantasie sur 'Le Desir' de Beethoven
    3. Grande Fantasie sure Don Juan de Mozart
    4. Introductionet Varations sur le 'Carnaval de Venise'

    Additional Info

    Jules Demersseman (1833-1866) was in his time a remarkable flautist and noted composer. Today this little known composer is only 'famous' with flute and saxophone players and his name is not mentioned in most reference books. Demersseman wrote many works for trombone with six independent valves, which is a modern-cousin to the euphonium. Through the work of editors, Luc Vertommen and Gery Dumoulin, the entire catalog is now available in two volume editions. These are spectacular editions for study and practice. Very well done, indeed!

    This 2nd album contains his less 'academic' works and will prove to be extremely popular concert works. Theme and Variation solos of the highest quality. Hugely important historic works from our musical heritage.

    Solo-parts included: bass clef, Bb bass clef, treble clef

    Concerto for Baritone - Darrol Barry/arr.Roy Newsome

    £14.95 - £12.95
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    Concerto for Euphonium - David R. Gillingham

    £44.00 - £40.00
    Reference:  SMPCA01
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    David R. Gillingham's Concerto for Euphonium is in three movements: 1. Changing Weather, 2. Wondrous Starry Night, and 3. Festivals.

    The piece is approximately twenty minutes long, and can be performed by an advanced amateur player or professional.

    It was selected as the final work for the Euphonium Artist solo competition at the  ITEC, in Linz, June 23-20, 2012.

    It can be heard on Steve's award winnning Diamonds album recorded with the Central Band of the RAF (available on this site)

    Concerto for Euphonium (Piano) - Kenneth Downie

    £23.95
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    An accessible and enjoyable showpiece for soloists of all ages. The concerto's three movements are in a tuneful, melodic style and bravura passages are mixed with others designed to exploit the singing qualities of the instrument.

    The first movement is a vigorous allegro in which the short, pithy motifs of the opening theme contrast with the broad sweep of the second subject. A short cadenza-like passage yields to a high-spirited episode before a reprise of the opening ends the movement quietly.

    The second movement opens with a warm, romantic melody which is soon taken up by the soloist. A short animated section gives way to the earlier tutti theme, this time with passionate decoration from the soloist before the music gently unwinds in a tranquil coda.

    The finale has a bouncy, festive feel. After the first subject runs its course there is a brief journey through a more contrapuntal style, before a spirited presto moves into a compound episode before returning to the opening idea. A jubilant coda brings the work to a conclusion.

    Duration: 13 minutes

    Also available with brass band accompaniment.

    Concerto for Euphonium (Piano) - Philip Wilby

    £23.95 - £22.00
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    Completed on New Year's Eve 1995, Philip Wilby's concerto has already established itself as one of, if not the, greatest concerto for the instrument written so far.

    Its extended length seeks to explore that fine combination of sustained lyricism and explosive virtuosity which typifies the modern euphonium in the most expert hands. There are two parts which divide into four movements.

    Part One opens with a sonata structure movement which alternates between a melodic style and some rapid passage work. The intention of the music is a firm and cerebral development of the opening fourth-based motifs. At the tranquil conclusion of this music the second movement bursts in - Zeibekikos - a rapid and extrovert Greek Island dance complete with plate smashing!

    Part Two re-examines some of the opening material surrounded by cadenzas, and centred upon a short and sustained adagio. The final movement opens with a rapid fugal section which moves inexorably towards a climactic return of the music and tonality of the opening.

    Concerto for Euphonium - Juraj Filas

    £18.00
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    This challenging contemporary concerto was composed as the test piece for the final round of the Philip Jones world solo competition in Guebwiller, France in 2003.

    Concerto for Violone (Piano) - Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi/arr. Vertommen

    £23.40 - £19.95
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    The Euphonium Virtuoso Collection is a new series of euphonium solos arranged by Luc Vertommen especially for Steven Mead and offers exciting study and performance opportunities for every aspiring soloist.

    Top quality arrangements available in different versions for soloist and brass band, symphonic wind band or piano accompaniment.

    Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi (1755-1818) studied violin with Nazari, a pupil of Tartini and composition with Bertoni. He was active in Venice as a performer in theatres and in St.Mark's. In 1796 he visited London and in 1805 he settles in Bergamo where he was active as violinist and professor of violin at the Istituto Musicale. He was highly regarded both as teacher and performer and was equally proficient as a composer.

    The autograph manuscript of his ‘Concerto per il Violone' has been found in the British Museum and transcribed for double bass in 1969 by Rodney Slatford. Already in 1967 the late Philip Catelinet transcribed the ‘Andante and Rondo' for lower brass instruments which became a popular exam piece for lower brass instruments.
    The term ‘violone' is known as early as 1520 and means in modern terminology the double bass viol, the direct ancestor of the double bass. Historically the term has embraced a variety of meanings and even in some Italian sources, the cello. This could perhaps explain why this hidden gem works as well for euphonium as for all lower brass instruments. Those euphonium players familiar with the Catelinet version will discover a virtuoso opening ‘allegro' movement and some interesting changes in technique and articulation in the well known ‘andante and allegro' parts.

    difficulty rating: 4/5 (1-6)
    duration: 15:00
    solo parts included: BC, TC, BC Bb

    Concerto for Euphonium and Piano - Vanja Lisjak

    £20.95 - £15.95
    Reference:  SMPPM01
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    Written for Steven Mead in 2009, Concerto for Euphonium, Brass and Percussion is from the pen of Vanja Lisjak. Lisjak is Principal Trombone in the Croatian Radio Television Symphony Orchestra. This landmark piece is perfect for the euphonium, and will join the ranks of the other great euphonium concerti from Cosma, Linkola, Sparke and Ellerby. Grab your copy today!

    solo parts included: bass clef, treble clef

    available on: Croatian Euphonic Brass

    PDF PREVIEW available here.

    Czardas (album) ed.Eric Wilson

    £15.95 - £14.95
    Reference:  SMPWW09
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    One of our best-selling albums, Czardas contains four pieces:

    Czardas
    Monti's virtuosic showpiece for the violin has long been a favourite. This arrangement gives the soloist the opportunity to display the full range of technical and musical skills, whether in the rich, lugubrious slow introduction or in the bustling allegro vivace which follows.

    Largo al Factotum
    In this celebrated aria from Rossini's The Barber of Seville, Figaro, the eponymous hairdresser of the opera, tells of his life at everyone's beck and call. Figaro's hectic lifestyle was perfectly expressed in musical terms by Rossini and provides a magnificent tour de force for the modern euphonium player.

    Salut d'Amour
    Since its composition in 1888, this, the first melody to proclaim Elgar's genius across the world, has been a firm favourite, appearing in many versions. This composer himself made several, and this arrangement borrows some of his counter-melodies. Elgar wrote the piece for his wife-to-be, inspired by a poem she had penned under the apt title Liebesgrüss - Love's Greeting. Its yearning intervals seem tailor-made for the euphonium.

    Calon Lân
    Eric Ball, doyen of brass band composers and arrangers, made this arrangement duet expressly for Robert and Nicholas Childs, treating the lovely Welsh melody with the taste and sensitivity for which he is renowned the world over.

    Devils Duel (Piano) - Pete Meechan

    £15.00
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    Devil's Duel was commissioned by David Thornton. It was premiered by David Thornton at Leeds Town Hall in May 2006, accompanied by the Black Dyke Band, conducted by Dr. Nicholas Childs, and was the title track of David Thornton's second solo CD.

    It comes with 2 versions - the original, as well as an easier alternative. All sets of music come complete with score, parts, with the soloists part in both bass clef concert and Bb treble clef parts.

    Also available with wind band and piano!

    El Cant del Ocells (Piano) - Traditional/arr. Luc Vertommen

    £12.25 - £11.50
    Reference:  SMPBP12
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    Song of the Birds (El Cant dels Ocells) – traditional Catalan carol Catalan born cellist Pablo Casals not only set new standards in the solo repertory but also as a chamber musician. El Cant dels ocells is a Catalan folk song dedicated to his memory. It is based on a Catalan carol whose peculiarly haunting quality sounds especially evocative in this arrangement for euphonium. It is predicted this will become an absolute classic for the euphonium soloist. It is a simply beautiful and calm piece of music.

    solo parts included: TC, BC, Bb BC

    Elegie (Piano) - Pete Meechan

    £9.20 - £8.75
    Reference:  SMPPMM04
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    Elegie opens with an unaccompanied passage, originally written as a short memorial piece, but later adapted as the basis of this more developed work for euphonium or trombone and brass quintet.

    The work uses a variation structure, with both the soloist and the accompaniment changing throughout the piece; the harmony, rhythm and melodic lines leading somewhere new and different each time they are heard.

    All sets of music come complete with the solo part in both bass clef concert and Bb treble clef parts.

    Also available with brass band, wind band or brass quintet!  (as recorded on Steve's Brass and Wines CD)

    Elfentanz - Jenkinson arr.Wilby & Childs

    £11.95 - £11.00
    Reference:  SMPWW10
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    Ezra Jenkinson is one of many composers throughout history whose music has survived longer than their personal reputations. Elfentanz (Dance of the Fairies) is an attractive spiccato study originally written for the violin.

    It is a wonderful piece for encouraging the use of the double tongue, using the syllables ‘da-ga' rather than the more harsh ‘tu-ku'.

    To perform this work with style the player should strive to shape the phrases in a light and nimble manner, gliding over the notes rather than digging in!

    Euphonissimo - Paolo Baratto

    £7.95
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    By Paolo Baratto. For euphonium and piano. Contemporary. Composed 1996. Duration 4'. Published by Editions BIM

    Euphonium Concerto (No. 2) - John Golland

    £11.95
    Reference:  SMPSM15
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    John Golland's Euphonium Concerto No. 2 needs no introduction to most people. This immense piece is one of the finest in the repertoire. The piece is dedicated to Robert and Nicholas Childs by the composer. The first movement sets the pace for the entire piece. The middle movement is some of the best lyrical writing available for the euphonium - so much that Steven Mead sometimes even programs this movement by itself. This piece is a great showpiece for any program. Extremely audience friendly, and super-challenging to any player.

    Euphonium Concerto - John Stevens

    £24.00
    Reference:  SMPBIM07
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    The Euphonium Concerto by John Stevens was commissioned for American euphonium icon Brian Bowman, by DEG Music Products Inc. (USA) and Willson Instruments (Switzerland), in honor of his 30+ years association with those companies. Completed in 2004, this three movements, 19 minutes work was premiered by Professor Bowman in September 2005 with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Symphony Orchestra.
    It is intended to showcase the tone, range technical and musical capabilities of the euphonium in the hands of a master performer. Particular attention has been paid to the lyrical qualities of the instrument, even in the more rhythmic and technical outer movements.

    Euphonium Concerto - Martin Ellerby

    £11.95
    Reference:  SMPSM13
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    Martin Ellerby's Euphonium Concerto is one of the most impressive pieces in the euphonium repertoire. This monumental piece will test the performer in every way imaginable. Scored in four movements, this piece was written for our own Steven Mead in 1995. Whilst the work will be immense with this piece, it is one of the most astounding in the genre.

    Euphonium Concerto No.1 - Philip Sparke

    £14.90
    Reference:  SMPSM14
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    A superb work with Sparke's characteristic rhythmic energy, driving intensity, beautiful melodies, and of course listenability. The technical challenges in this work are not overly taxing but will require dedicated practice on certain sections in seven flats in the opening movement and the rhythmic accuracy in mixed meter passages. The second movement contains one of the most beautiful melodies for the euphonium with an emphasis on the rising octave. It blends wonderfully with the band parts; however, it remains in the upper tessitura for most of the movement and will present an endurance challenge. The finale movement is a light hearted 6/8 tarantella that has a bit of hitch in that some of the rhythms are tied over bar lines. This will be a joy to practice and perform.

    First performed by Steven Mead and the Breeze Brass Band.

    Euphonium Concerto No.2 - Philip Sparke

    £15.80 - £14.95
    Reference:  SMPAM03
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    The original concept for this work was a suite of short movements, each with its own character, but by the time the first movement was complete it was clear that a conventional three-movement format was going to work out better. The opening movement contains much syncopation and is almost rag-like in style. The slower second movement explores the unsurpassable ability of the euphonium to play lyrically, with a theme that is later taken up by the band whilst the soloist weaves a filigree descant. This leads straight into the third movement, which is almost bebop in style and shows off the jazzier capabilities of the euphonium. The concerto was composed for the virtuoso soloist, Steven Mead. This version for euphonium and piano is sure to become a concert classic.

    Check Steve's recording of this magnificent concerto out on World of the Euphonium Vol.5!

    Euphonium Music (Piano) - Brian Bowen

    £17.95 - £15.50
    Reference:  SMPWW11
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    Written in 1978, the work is constructed in three movements and is virtually a concerto for euphonium and band. The first movement begins with an unaccompanied motto theme, which uses all twelve notes of the scale but with a tonal feel. The slow second movement is based on an original song melody by the composer - ‘The Eyes of God' - and affords lyrical and richly expressive playing that is typically euphonium. Movement three follows without a break - a capricious movement which ends triumphantly.

    Now available in versions for piano, brass band, wind band, and orchestra, Euphonium Music can be seen as a major contribution to the literature for the instrument.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Fantasy (Piano) - Hummel arr.Wilby & Childs

    £13.95 - £12.50
    Reference:  SMPWW12
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    In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the ‘fantasia' or ‘pot-pourri' was a popular genre built on a selection of hit tunes of the day.

    Hummel wrote three such works, for guitar, cello, and viola; this arrangement is based on a shortened version of the work for viola and orchestra. The original, published as Hummel's Opus 94, dates from about 1820 and includes themes from Mozart's Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and Rossini's Tancredi.

    Check Steve's recording out on World of the Euphonium Vol.5!

    Fantasy for Euphonium - Philip Sparke

    £12.60 - £10.90
    Reference:  SMPSM16
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    One of the earliest examples of Sparke's fantastic works for euphonium. A fine example with lyrical and technical passages including some triple tonguing and The work alternates an atmospheric recitative with a driving allegro section. This work is a standard in the repertoire.

    Fantasy Variations - Ito Yasuhide

    £11.95
    Reference:  SMPSM17
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    Fantasy Variations was commissioned and premiered by Toru Miura, internationally acclaimed euphonium player, and a member of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. The piece is based on a 'Yaisamanina (love song) from Ainu Folk-music' which appears as the 'Theme' in the piece. 'Ainu' is the Japanese Aborigine from Northern Japan. An interesting and beautiful piece!

    Fevro de Besouro for Euphonium and piano - Fernando Deddos

    £6.95
    Reference:  SMPPM02
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    Fernando Deddos' Frevodo Besouro is a sort-of 'Brazilian Flight of the Bumblebee'. Essentially meaning, "Dance of the Beetle", this piece is a ton of fun to play, and a great way to start any concert!

    solo parts included: bass clef, treble clef

    available on: Eufonium Brasileiro

    PDF PREVIEW available here.

    Gramercy Lyric Album - Peter Graham

    £13.95 - £13.50
    Reference:  SMPGM02
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    A new collection of slow melodies by Peter Graham for any Bb brass instrument with piano accompaniment.

    Contents:
    Rainforest
    From Windows of the World. (Featured soloist on the demo recording, Lesley Howie).
    Celtic Dream
    From Windows of the World. (Featured soloist on the demo recording, David Thornton).
    The Name
    Recorded by Brett Baker, Trombone Soloist with the Black Dyke Band on Call of the Cossacks - Music of Peter Graham Vol II.
    Doyle's Lament
    Recorded by John Doyle, Flugel Horn Soloist with the Black Dyke Band on Call of the Cossacks - Music of Peter Graham Vol II.
    A Little Wish
    A very simple original melody by Peter Graham. (Featured soloist on the demo recording, Michelle Ibbotson).

    Gramercy Practice Pad - euphonium

    £13.95 - £13.50
    Reference:  SMPGM08
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    Over the years Gramercy Music has received numerous requests for solo instrumental parts to their bestselling titles for the purposes of individual private practice.

     

    Now the publishers are delighted to present this collection which brings together the music in a single volume for the first time.

    A variety of music has been included; from concert openers, hymn tune arrangements and classical transcriptions to extended concert music and advanced test-pieces. Should you need added incentive to practice, all of the items exist in readily available recorded formats, so why not load up your favourite band and play along?

    Collection includes:The Torchbearer, Windows of the World, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Shine as the Light, On the Shoulders of Giants, Summon the Dragon, Hine e Hine, On Alderley Edge and more.

    Gramercy Practice Pad is for Euphonium. (cornet and horn also available for us on request, or direct from the publishers

    Gramercy Solo Album - Peter Graham

    £13.95
    Reference:  SMPGM03
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    A collection of solos by Peter Graham for any valved Bb brass instrument with piano accompaniment.
    Contents:
    Glorious Ventures
    Variations on Lily of the Valley, this solo calls for "flying fingers" and has been recorded by various instrumentalists, most recently by Roger Webster and David Daws live from the Royal Albert Hall as a spectacular cornet duet.
    Swedish Hymn (How great Thou art)
    Arranged for cornet legend Phillip McCann and recorded on the Chandos CD The World's Most Beautiful Melodies.
    A Time for Peace
    The main theme from the composer's work The Essence of Time, this version was arranged for Tenor Horn virtuoso Sheona White.
    Whirlwind
    A fast and furious solo requiring lots of dexterity.

    Grand Air de Zaïr (Piano) - Saverio Mercadente/arr. Vertommen

    £15.50 - £14.95
    Reference:  SMPBP10
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    The Euphonium Virtuoso Collection is a new series of euphonium solos arranged by Luc Vertommen especially for Steven Mead and offers exciting study and performance opportunities for every aspiring soloist.

    Top quality arrangements available in different versions for soloist and brass band, symphonic wind band or piano accompaniment.

    Grand Air de Zaïr is an eight minute recitative and aria from Saverio Mercadente's opera ‘Zaïra'. In the 18th century when Italian opera dominated Europe we find the 30 year old Mercadente leaving Italy in 1826 to try his fortunes in Spain and Portugal. He composed seven operas there before returning to Italy in 1831. In 1830 he composed a new work for Naples, the opera Zaïra based on one of Voltaire's finest tragedies. The theme is the conflicting claims of religion and love, for Zaïra is torn between the allegiance she owes to the Christian faith in which she was born and the love she feels for Sultan Orosmane.

    All the bel canto, lyrical phrases and cadenzas are present in this Italian virtuoso show piece in a style that could be compared as a mix between Rossini's ‘Una voce poco fa' and ‘Largo al Factotum'.

    difficulty rating: 4 (1-6)
    duration: 5:30
    solo parts included: BC, TC, BC Bb

    Grand Duo (euph. duo + piano) - Jules Demersseman/arr. Vertommen

    £11.95 - £4.75
    Reference:  SMPBP21
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    From the 'Virtuoso Music for Brass' series from BAND PRESS VOF and Luc Vertommen, presented here is Demersseman's famous 'Grand Duo sur des Motifs de Guillaume Tell' for two euphoniums and piano.

    Solo-parts included: Bass Clef, Bb Bass Clef, Treble Clef

    Harlequin - Philip Sparke

    £17.25 - £15.95
    Reference:  SMPAM01
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    Harlequin was commissioned by, and is dedicated to, euphonium virtuoso David Childs. The piece takes as its inspiration the happy and sad masks which symbolise the Commedia dell'Arte (which features Harlequin as one of its main characters) and comprises two movements, a slow modal ballad followed by a frenetic faster movement. A fantastic showpiece for any euphonium player.

    Humoresque, Op. 35, Nr. 8 (Piano) - Reinhold Glière/arr. Vertommen

    £9.95 - £8.95
    Reference:  SMPBP14
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    Reinhold Glière (1875-1956) was a direct heir to the Russian romantic tradition. The most important element in his style is expressive melody and this is best typified in his Opus 35, written in 1908. It is a collection of eleven short pieces for various instruments and piano revealing his love for a good melody. The Humoresque, opus 35 nr. 8 and the Impromptu, opus 35 nr. 9 are both dedicated to bassoonist Ivan Romanovich Porubinovski. The Humoresque has an almost old English feel about it, quite stately and character in fact, and should not be rushed.

    solo parts included: TC, BC, Bb BC

    Idylle - Edward Elgar arr.Wilson

    £9.95 - £9.00
    Reference:  SMPWW14
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    Another of Elgar's wonderful short pieces which seems tailor-made for the euphonium.

    Impromptu, Op. 35, Nr. 9 (Piano) - Reinhold Glière/arr. Luc Vertommen

    £9.95 - £8.95
    Reference:  SMPBP15
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    Reinhold Glière (1875-1956) was a direct heir to the Russian romantic tradition. The most important element in his style is expressive melody and this is best typified in his Opus 35, written in 1908. It is a collection of eleven short pieces for various instruments and piano revealing his love for a good melody. The Humoresque, opus 35 nr. 8 and the Impromptu, opus 35 nr. 9 are both dedicated to bassoonist Ivan Romanovich Porubinovski. In the Impromptu the euphonium plays an almost improvised and charming melody exploring the cantabile character of the instrument, and although it was originally written for bassoon the long arching melodies suit the euphonium perfectly.

    solo parts included: TC, BC, Bb BC

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    In League With Extraordinary Gentlemen (piano) - Peter Graham

    £24.95 - £23.25
    Reference:  SMPGM04
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    In League with Extraordinary Gentlemen combines two of composer Peter Graham's life interests - composition and 19th century popular fiction. Each of the concerto's three movements takes its musical inspiration from extraordinary characters who have transcended the original genre and have subsequently found mass audiences through film, television and comic book adaptations.

    The first movement follows a traditional sonata form outline with one slight modification. The order of themes in the recapitulation is reversed, mirroring a plot climax in the H.G. Wells novella The Time Machine (where the protagonist, known only as The Time Traveller, puts his machine into reverse bringing the story back full circle).

    The Adventure of the Final Problem is the title of a short story published in The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. This is an account of the great detective's final struggle with his long-time adversary Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. The music takes the form of a slowed down ländler (a Swiss/Austrian folk dance) and various acoustic and electronic echo effects call to mind the alpine landscape. The final bars pose a question paralleling that of Conan Doyle in the story - have we really seen the last of Sherlock Holmes?

    The final movement, The Great Race, follows Phileas Fogg on the last stage of his epic journey "Around the World in Eighty Days" (from the novel by Jules Verne). The moto perpetuo nature of the music gives full rein to the soloist's technical virtuosity. As the work draws to a conclusion, the frantic scramble by Fogg to meet his deadline at the Reform Club in Pall Mall, London, is echoed by the soloist's increasingly demanding ascending figuration, set against the background of Big Ben clock chimes.

    In League with Extraordinary Gentlemen was first performed by Steven Mead and the Osaka Municipal Symphonic Band, conductor Kazuhiko Komatsu, in The Symphony Hall Osaka, Japan, on June 6, 2008.

    Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (Piano) - Saint-Saëns/arr. Vertommen

    £22.95 - £16.95
    Reference:  SMPBP06
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    The Euphonium Virtuoso Collection is a new series of euphonium solos arranged by Luc Vertommen especially for Steven Mead and offers exciting study and performance opportunities for every aspiring soloist.

    Top quality arrangements available in different versions for soloist and brass band, symphonic wind band or piano accompaniment.

    Camille Saint-Saëns' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, opus 28 is his first work for violin written in 1863. Since its premiere it has continued to be one of Saint-Saëns most popular compositions and has been performed by notable virtuosi including Jascha Heifetz, Isaac Stern and Maxim Vengerov.

    In the 1850s, Saint-Saëns became acquainted with a fellow musical prodigy, the Spanish violinist Pablo Sarasate (1844-1908). Sarasate was 19 when Saint-Saëns wrote the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for him in 1863, and the technical challenges of the work attest to the violinist's prowess. Saint-Saëns did not publish the piece until 1870, but Sarasate frequently programmed it in his concert engagements throughout Europe and the United States. The slow introduction, marked Andante malinconico (melancholy), becomes gradually more animated and ends in a mini-cadenza that opens the rondo, Allegro ma non troppo. The syncopated theme stated by the violin has a distinct Spanish flavour with some idiomatic Spanish rhythms and featuring huge leaps and brilliant arpeggios. The orchestra opens the bridge to a contrasting lyrical theme, con morbidezza (with tenderness), played in 2/4 by the soloist over the 6/8 time of the accompaniment. Even the rondo theme reappears in a more introspective mood, before the orchestra bursts once more into the bridge passage. After the final statement of the rondo the violin moves from a short cadenza of triple-stopping to a brilliant coda, undoubtedly written as a showcase for Sarasate's virtuosity. This work was popular enough that both Georges Bizet and Claude Debussy made arrangements of it. This version for euphonium is undoubtedly affected by the playing of Sergei Nakariakov of this classical showpiece. At first glance the violin part seems impossible for a few valves. The adjustments make some valuable hours of study for both technique and musicianship and in the end this version sounds as if originally conceived for the euphonium.

    difficulty rating: 6 (1-6)
    duration: 9:04
    solo parts included: BC, TC, BC Bb

    Introduction and Tarantella (Piano)- Pablo Sarasate/arr. Vertommen

    £9.95 - £8.95
    Reference:  SMPBP02
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    The Euphonium Virtuoso Collection is a new series of euphonium solos arranged by Luc Vertommen especially for Steven Mead and offers exciting study and performance opportunities for every aspiring soloist.

    Top quality arrangements available in different versions for soloist and brass band, symphonic wind band or piano accompaniment.

    Introduction and Tarantella is an incredible violin virtuoso showpiece by the composer of the well known ‘Zigeunerweisen – Gypsy Airs’. For those who love practicing the technical side of the instrument; now you need to practice a bit more!

    difficulty rating: 6 (1-6)
    duration: 5:40
    solo parts included: BC, TC, BC Bb

    Kashmiri Song - Woodforde-Finder arr.Wilby & Childs

    £11.95 - £11.25
    Reference:  SMPWW15
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    Amy Woodforde-Finden (1803-1919) was the wife of a lieutenant-colonel in the Bengal Cavalry who achieved fame as a composer of popular Edwardian drawing-room ballads. ‘Kashmiri Song' was the most celebrated of her Four Indian Love Lyrics, based on poems by Laurence Hope ( a pseudonym disguising the wife of yet another army officer!). In the 1920s the Radio Times said of the song-cycle ‘If sales are any criterion of popularity, the most popular songs ever published in the history of music are the Indian Love Lyrics'.

    Though the phrasing of this piece is straightforward and the compass and dynamic range are not wide, the melody is an absolute winner! It is ideal as a ‘lip-saver' in the middle of a recital or as a slow encore. It would also be a good choice for slow melody competitions - guaranteed to ‘fetch a bird off a crumb'!

    Kino Concertino - Tadeusz Kassatti - Euphonium and Piano

    £23.95
    Reference:  SMPBIM06
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    Kino Concertino was composed in the mid 1990s nineties by the Polish composer Tadeusz Kassatti. Originally it was scored for euphonium and string orchestra, one of the finest works in our repertoire for this genre.

    It is extended work, in concerto form, three movements with a long first movement, a haunting captivating second movement and Moto Perpetuo final movement.

    Highly recommended. This version is for euphonium and piano.

    Duration 16 min

    Difficult level: 4-5/6

    Supplied with solo parts in TC and BC and piano part.

    Kol Nidrei for Euphonium and Piano - Max Bruch/arr. Steven Mead

    £10.75
    Reference:  SMPPM04
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    Kol Nidrei is an Aramaic declaration recited in the synagogue before the beginning of the evening service on Yon Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Max Bruch, completing the work in 1881, originally scored Kol Nidrei, Op. 47 for cello and orchestra. Steven Mead did this edition for euphonium (trombone) and piano.

    solo parts included: bass clef, treble clef

    available on: The Essential Steven Mead

    PDF PREVIEW available here.

    Le Dernier Sommeil de la Vierge (Piano) - Jules Massenet/arr. Vertommen

    £9.95 - £8.95
    Reference:  SMPBP16
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    The Last Sleep of the Virgin (Le dernier sommeil de la Vierge) was the only piece to survive in Jules Massenet's lifetime from an oratorio in four scenes based on episodes from the life of The Virgin Mary from the Annunciation to her death. It was first performed at the Paris opera in 1880. La Vierge enjoyed modest popularity in its day but the atmospheric ‘Dernier Sommeil', the prelude to the final section was encored and soon found its way into popular orchestral programmes. It became one of Thomas Beecham's favourite ‘lollipops' and could become the euphonium's answer to Massenet's massive violin hit ‘Meditation' from ‘Thaïs'.

    solo parts included: TC, BC, Bb BC

    Lucy Long (Piano) - Fred Godfrey/arr. Vertommen

    £9.95 - £9.20
    Reference:  SMPBP01
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    The Euphonium Virtuoso Collection is a new series of euphonium solos arranged by Luc Vertommen especially for Steven Mead and offers exciting study and performance opportunities for every aspiring soloist.

    Top quality arrangements available in different versions for soloist and brass band, symphonic wind band or piano accompaniment.

    Here is the definitive version of this old 'warhorse' in the original edition as featured in the first London Promenade concerts. This edition finally uses the whole compass of the modern euphonium as well as its technical and musical versatility.

    difficulty rating: 4/5 (1-6)
    duration: 6:10
    solo parts included: BC, TC, BC Bb

    Midnight Euphonium - Goff Richards

    £4.95
    Reference:  SMPSM19
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    Written for Riki McDonnell, Midnight Euphonium is a wonderfully crafted piece by Goff Richards. This short work starts with a free section, moved into a metered legato section that stays for most of the piece. An extended cadenza provides time for the soloist to shine, and then ends just as sweetly as it began.

    Mot d'amour - Edward Elgar arr.Wilson

    £11.95 - £11.00
    Reference:  SMPWW16
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    Elgar wrote this charming confection in 1889 as a companion to the celebrated Salut d'Amour, and though it may have been overshadowed by its predecessor it is, nonetheless,a delightful miniature, perfectly balanced in construction.

    On With The Motley (Piano) - Leoncavallo arr.Farr

    £4.03
    Reference:  SMPWW17
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    This famous aria from the Opera Pagliacci is popular all over the world and sits perfectly for the euphonium.

    Pantomime - Philip Sparke - Euphonium and Piano

    £8.50
    Reference:  SMPSM20
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    Pantomime is one of the most famous euphonium solos available to the performer today. This versatile solo works great as a program opener (or ender), and is extremely audience friendly. The work is divided into two sections, slow and then fast, and the two are interconnected by a short cadenza. Truly a staple of the repertoire.

    Panache (piano) - Robin Dewhurst

    £13.95 - £13.40
    Reference:  SMPGM06
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    Another superb solo from Robin Dewhurst, the easy listening light jazz style employed here is a perfect addition to the repertoire. Panache was commissioned by virtuoso euphonium player Steven Mead. (Also available with brass accompaniment).

    Party Piece - Philip Sparke

    £10.50
    Reference:  SMPSM21
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    Party Piece was written for Charles Shipp, and is a great piece for recital or contest. Divided into two section, much like Pantomime and Harlequin, Party Piece is full of technical bravura as well as sweeping melodic passages.

    Pearls - Roland Szentpali

    £23.00 - £21.95
    Reference:  SMPBIM09
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    Get your leathers on with this fantastic work in three distinct movements: Ducati, My One and Only Love, Susi. This work will challenge soloist and pianist equally. The first movement has a slight rock and funk feel to it, while the second is a lovely melody. The final movement has a very exciting tango feel to it.

    Pokarekare Ana (Piano) - Paraira H. Tomoana/arr. Vertommen

    £5.95 - £5.75
    Reference:  SMPBP03
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    The Euphonium Virtuoso Collection is a new series of euphonium solos arranged by Luc Vertommen especially for Steven Mead and offers exciting study and performance opportunities for every aspiring soloist.

    Top quality arrangements available in different versions for soloist and brass band, symphonic wind band or piano accompaniment.

    Pokarekare Ana is a tender simple melody from the New Zealand Maori tradition. For lovers of a good slow melody.

    difficulty rating: 2/3 (1-6)
    duration: 4:05
    solo parts included: BC, TC, BC Bb

    Prelude - Ito Yasuhide

    £10.95
    Reference:  SMPSM22
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    Prelude by Yasuhide Ito is a great piece for recital or contest. Listen to this new piece on Steven's recent release, World of the Euphonium, Vol. 5!

    Premier Solo de Concert - J.B. Singelee - Euph and Piano (Lost Treasures Series)

    £13.50
    Reference:  SMBPLT16
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    The Lost Treasures series of euphonium solos arranged by Luc Vertommen offers study and performance opportunities to every aspiring soloist. 

    During his studies in Brussels, Singelee met Adolphe Sax for whom he subsequently wrote a lot of music, solos for saxophone, fantasies, quartet and test pieces for the classes of the Conservatory. This work was originally written for an instrument described as 'tuba with six independent valves'.  This is a terrific work, and very suitable for examinations, and recitals, as well as for brightening up a practice routine.

    Duration: 6.10 minutes

    Difficulty: 4

    Supplied with solo parts in TC, BC in C and BC in Bb and piano part

    Red Flame (Piano) - Pete Meechan

    £12.50 - £11.50
    Reference:  SMPPMM09
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    Grade: band 3 / soloist 5

    Red Flame was commissioned by Katrina Marzella, and premiered by Katrina with the Fariey Band.

    A reflective opening makes way for a fast funk fuelled ending, which is sure to keep the audiences foot tapping! All sets of music come complete with score and parts.

    Also available with brass band!

    Requiem Paraphrases (Piano) - Pete Meechan

    £15.50 - £14.00
    Reference:  SMPPMM10
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    Grade: band 4 / soloist 6

    Written as part of the 250 year celebrations of Mozart's birth (1756), this is a solo guaranteed to please an audience, and be an enjoyable challenge to perform. Originally commissioned by and dedicated to Steven Mead, he described the work as "...Requiem Paraphrases will probably turn out to be regarded as perhaps the most important work for euph and brass ensemble ever composed...simply magnificent and if Mozart were alive today he would have enjoyed the funky middle section, I'm sure."

    This effective 10 minute work is now also available with a brass band accompaniment that is sure to take any audience by storm. All sets of music come complete with score, parts, with the soloists part in both bass clef concert and Bb treble clef parts.

    Also available with brass ensemble, wind band or brass band!

    Return to Sorrento (Piano) - de Curtis arr.Roberts

    £9.95 - £9.10
    Reference:  SMPWW18
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    Torna a Surriento - a famous song from Italy which suits the mellow tones of the euphonium perfectly.

    This arrangement is published here in two versions: the original version found on pages two and three is playable by either E-flat or B-flat soloists, while the low key version found on pages four and five is for B-flat soloists only.

    Rhapsody for Bb Baritone - Philip Sparke - baritone and piano

    £9.50
    Reference:  SMPSM23
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    The Sparke Rhapsody for Bb Baritone is an adaptation from his 'Concertino for Tuba.' Baritone as well as euphonium players have been enjoying this piece for years, and is a great addition to any program!

    Rhapsody for Euphonium (Piano) - James Curnow

    £11.95 - £10.75
    Reference:  SMPWW19
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    This popular pieces has become a core part of the euphonium repertory and a chance to show both lyrical and bravura styles in an attractive and showy (yet not overly difficult) concert piece. Oneof the most famous and popular pieces ever composed for the euphonium !!!

    Romance Op.62 - Edward Elgar arr.Wilson

    £11.95 - £11.20
    Reference:  SMPWW20
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    Originally for bassoon, Eric Wilson has expertly transcribed this beautiful piece for euphonium and piano. The yearning melancholy of the music - a style that is harder to find than one may suppose - is ideally suited to the lugubrious tone of the instrument. Ideal recital material for discerning soloists.

    Romanze in F - Paolo Baratto

    £7.95
    Reference:  SMPBIM03
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    By Paolo Baratto. For euphonium and piano. Contemporary. Composed 1996. Duration 4'. Published by Editions BIM

    Rondo Giocoso - Carl Maria von Weber/arr. Siebert

    £5.95
    Reference:  SMPSM24
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    The Bassoon Concerto in F by Carl Maria von Weber has been arranged for many instruments, but the single-movement Rondo Giocoso has been set expertly by Edrich Siebert for euphonium and piano in this edition.

    Serenade - Schubert/arr. Wilkinson

    £4.95
    Reference:  SMPSM25
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    The beautiful Schubert Serenade has been expertly arranged by brass band conductor, Keith Wilkinson. This time honored classic has been entertaining audiences for years!

    Sketches 1998 - Roland Szentpali

    £16.70 - £15.00
    Reference:  SMPBIM08
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    An excitingly fresh piece by young Hungarian composer Roland Szentpali as recorded on Steve's award-winning CD Audacious!

    Softly, As I Leave You (album) - ed.Eric Wilson

    £15.95 - £14.95
    Reference:  SMPWW21
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    One of our best-selling albums containing four pieces:

    Softly, As I Leave You (solo or duet)
    Made popular by many singers over the years, this lovely song was first arranged for the Childs brothers as a solo, and later a duet, by Alan Catherall. It was first performed in the duet version at the Royal Albert Hall, London, in October 1985, conducted by their late father, John Childs.

    ‘Flower Song' from Carmen (La Fleur Que Tu M'avais Jetée)
    This romantic aria from Bizet's ever-popular opera covers the full range of the instrument. Phrasing is of vital importance, and whilst bringing out the full warmth of euphonium sound, the music should flow smoothly, whether in concert performance or slow melody contest - for which it makes an ideal choice!

    Silvered by the Moonlight
    This hauntingly beautiful melody, originally titled Pièce, was written for the flute, but its melancholic, yearning character makes it ideal for the euphonium. Again, phrasing is of the utmost importance, and the player should liaise closely with the pianist over tempi in this quasi-rubato piece of French Impressionism.

    Carnival of Venice
    This arrangement was out of print for many years before its publication in this album in 1987 and its popularity since then attests to its quality. Following a slow introduction, which shows off the player's style and expressive qualities, come three virtuosic variations and a blistering finale. In each variation it is important to bring out the theme. Don't sacrifice tone quality and clarity for sheer speed.

    Sonata for Euphonium - Anthony Roper

    £9.90
    Reference:  SMPSM27
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    The Sonata for Euphonium by Anthony Roper is a highly original yet playable and accessible piece. This Sonata bristles with invention and allows the performer to capture the mood of each individual movement, therefore bringing the piece to life. A true audience favorite!

    Sonata for Euphonium - John Reeman

    £9.50
    Reference:  SMPSM26
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    This highly demanding work is sure to become an established classic in the euphonium repertoire. It skilfully combines thoroughly challenging musical ideas with an obvious appreciation of the many facets of the euphonium's personality. It utilizes the full pitch range of the instrument, often with big leaps and runs that necessitate the player having an excellent sense of pitch and a flexible embouchure. Definitely a lot of fun to practice - and perform!

    Sonata for Euphonium and Piano - Yasuhide Ito

    £15.95
    Reference:  SMPSM29
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    The new Sonata for Euphonium and Piano was dedicated to Shoichiro Hokazono. A three-movement work, this piece will challenge even the finest of players.

    Sonata in F Major - Marcello/arr. Mead

    £7.50
    Reference:  SMPSM28
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    Marcello's Sonata in F Major has been performed by almost every instrument in the wind band, but this version has been edited by Steven Mead himself. You'll find editorial markings that he used, and also a few changes from the original.

    Song for Ina - Philip Sparke

    £7.95 - £7.50
    Reference:  SMPSM30
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    Song for Ina is another solo from the pen of Philip Sparke much like Aubade. A wonderful solo to set the mood in a recital, and definitely an audience favorite!

    Stories for Saroyan (Piano) - Elgar Howarth

    £23.95 - £22.50
    Reference:  SMPWW22
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    Stories for Saroyan was written for Robert Childs and has also been performed to great acclaim by David Childs.

    A concerto of stature, graced with the composer's hallmark scoring, intense passion, and enigma! The Saroyan of the title is the American author William Saroyan whose tales inspired the composition.

    Saroyan, who one the Pulitzer Prize and turned it down, became known for loosly structured, impressionistic plays and stories stressing his belief in people's basic innocence.

    Summer Isles (from Hymn of the Highlands) - Philip Sparke

    £10.15 - £9.75
    Reference:  SMPAM02
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    Summer Isles is from the seven-movement suite for brass band Hymn of the Highlands, which was commissioned by David King and YBS Band for their performance at the 2002 European Brass Band Championships Gala Concert in Brussels. One of the solo movements is Summer Isles, a dreamy euphonium solo, named after a small group of islands off the north-west coast of Scotland, famous for their wildlife. Philip Sparke has given the soloist a wonderful piece of music, and now an equally wonderful piano reduction. A true audience favorite for any performance!

    Sun - Bruce Fraser

    £9.10
    Reference:  SMPSM31
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    A highly popular solo for baritone (or euphonium), composed by Bruce Fraser for Katrina Marzella.

    The Goblin's Rondo (piano) - Antonio Bazzini arr.Wilson

    £17.95 - £16.95
    Reference:  SMPWW26
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    Antonio Bazzini (1818-97) was admired in his lifetime as both composer and virtuoso violinist by such luminaries as Schumann and Mendelssohn. Later he held a position at the Milan Conservatory, teaching the likes of Mascagni and Puccini, but he is remembered today almost exclusively for this violin showpiece which dates from 1852.
     La Ronde des Lutins Op. 25 is described by him as a ‘scherzo fantastique' and puts the soloist through their paces using all manner of playing techniques - ricochet bowings, double-stop tremolos, false harmonics and so on all wrapped up in a neat rondo structure.

    Arranger's Note
    I grew up to the sound of a euphonium. My father Peter was a fine player with a lovely sound and great musicality, so I guess it's no surprise that over the years I have made lots of arrangements and transcriptions for the instrument. While many of these have featured the mellifluous, melancholic sounds at which the euphonium excels, this arrangement is unashamedly for the virtuoso! It assumes facility with the full range of the modern four-valve instrument and while some alternatives are provided, the soloist should feel free to adjust and adapt things to suit their own preferences. Repeated passages may, of course, be cut if required, giving a wide range of durations to suit your needs. There are many recordings of the original violin and piano version available for reference.
     I should like to record my thanks to Adam Frey and Steven Mead for their encouragement and advice during the preparation of this publication.
     The original title translates as ‘Dance of the Goblins' but I have preferred a slightly shorter version - The Goblin's Rondo - enjoy!

    Eric Wilson

    Steve writes: "Please note, this is the same piece as I recorded on the Fandango CD, (Dance of the Goblins) but is a different, though still very difficult (!!) arrangement. Enjoy."

    The Harmonious Blacksmith - Ord Hume/arr. Wilkinson

    £6.00
    Reference:  SMPSM18
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    The Harmonious Blacksmith has been a favorite set of theme and variations for as long as most euphonium players have been playing their instruments. This arrangement by Keith Wilkinson does not disappoint at all. It is presented in a clear and precise manner, and is a great rendition of a timeless favorite.

    The Holy Well (piano) - Peter Graham

    £13.95 - £13.50
    Reference:  SMPGM05
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    The main theme from Peter Graham's test-piece 'On Alderley Edge' was commissioned for euphonium solo by Riki McDonnell.

    The Swan - Saint-Saens arr. Mead - Euphonium and Piano

    £5.50
    Reference:  SMPSM32
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    One of the best-known classical melodies, the Swan lays extremely well on the euphonium. The euphonium, or brass-cello, can carry the breadth of the melody with ease, and is a great addition to any program!

    Three Expeditions for Euphonium and Piano - Ethan Wickman

    £16.95
    Reference:  SMPPM07
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    Three Expeditions is a collection and adaptation of the three solo movements from a larger work entitled Summit, originally commissioned by Drs. Jerry and Barbara Young for premiere at the 2010 International Tuba Euphonium Conference. That work was premiered by Brian Bowman, Neal Corwell, Steven Mead, John Mueller and David Werden. This new work is now in the style of a sonata for euphonium and piano, presenting many challenges for the soloist and accompanist.  It is rich in invention , colour and vibrancy. The title, a reference to the aforementioned Summit, also connotes the thrill of strenuous climbs to distant peaks. Growing up in the western United States, the composer Ethan Wickman was fascinated with mountains:. He writes ,"Their rugged beauty, their surprising variety, and the secrets known only to those who would venture beyond the well-worn trials. Like its predecessor, the work at hand represents a set of pieces with vast physical and artistic demands that evoke mountains both literal and figurative.

    The concert premiere of Three Expeditions took place on November 2010, and the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, accompanied by Barbara Young and in the presence of the composer.

    This great piece was selected for the semi final of the Euphonium Artist Compettion at ITEC2012 (Linz, Austria) and the recording is available on Steve's Fandango CD (Bocchino Music)

    solo parts included: BC, TC

    Trombone Concerto Op.114 - Derek Bourgeois

    £16.75
    Reference:  SMPCA02
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    Derek Bourgeois' (b. 1941) Trombone Concerto was commissioned by the British Trombone Society for the International Trombone Workshop at Eton, England, July 1989 with gratefully acknowledged assistance from Southern Arts. The world preiere was given by Christian Lindberg. The first movement is constructed Classically: the solo trombone immediately launches into the opening theme in F minor, conceived harmonically in a sequence of descending thirds and it is the solo trombone too that introduces the lyrical second idea, in A flat. The slow movement is contemplative, but Bourgeois unleashes the full fortissimo passion implied in the second theme. The third movement is in Classical rondo form as a 6/8 Scherzo, marked Presto.

    To A Wild Rose - Edward MacDowell

    £7.95
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    Easily the most popular work by American composer Edward MacDowell, this new arrangement (carefully set to lie in a comfortable tessitura) allows euphonium players at the start of their solo career a chance to show off the melodic beauty of the instrument.

    Valse-Scherzo, Op. 34 (Piano) - Tchaikovsky/arr. Luc Vertommen

    £15.50 - £14.95
    Reference:  SMPBP17
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    Tchaikovsky's Valse-Scherzo, a sprightly violin showpiece, was written to fulfil a promise made to Iosif Kotek. Exact information on the work on the Valse-Scherzo does not survive. It is only from letters from Iosif Kotek to Tchaikovsky that an approximate date for the piece might be established as early 1877. Later that same year Tchaikovsky wrote his Fourth Symphony, and the opera Eugen Onegin, and it is thought by this time the Valse had already been completed. The Valse-scherzo was performed for the first time on 21 September 1878 in the Trocadero Hall , Paris at the third ‘Russian Concert In Paris', by the violinist S. Barcewicz, It is possible that the waltz was partly or wholly orchestrated by Kotek after Tchaikovsky completed the version for violin with piano. This of course makes it a supreme challenge for a brass player especially the ‘moto perpetuo' section near the end. The challenge for the brass player is to capture beauty and elegance of the waltz despite the technical difficulties.

    solo parts included: TC, BC, Bb BC

    Available on: Audacious

    Variations for Ophicleide - Kummer/ed. Mead

    £10.95 - £9.95
    Reference:  SMPSM33
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    This piece should arouse more than historical interest in euphonium players as it is a classic piece of mid-19th century wind music, composed to show off the dexterity of ophicleidists who clearly had the facility to play large leaps, fast running scales, cheeky melodies and, surprisingly, attempt some operatic-style sections which demonstrate a romanticism which one might naturally assume might be absent, given the nature of the instrument.

    Vocalise - Rachmaninov/arr. Mead

    £4.50
    Reference:  SMPSM34
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    This is a very challenging slow melody set for the euphonium, but perhaps one of the most suited and beautiful that we have to offer. A remarkable edition by Steven Mead, this arrangement is surely not to disappoint.

    Walking on Music (Piano) - Roger Deronge

    £15.50 - £13.95
    Reference:  SMPBP11
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    In 2004 Roger Derongé wrote his Walking on Music for the 10th edition of the Church Concert of his own brass band ‘Bravoer’. To mark this occasion they choose a soloist that had some affinity with the history of the band. Belgian euphonium player Stef Pillaert had as a young boy been a member of the ‘Bravoer’ music camps and had been soloist with the band on a few occasions. Roger Derongé choose to showcase the lyrical side of the instrument and the accompaniment is very austere. In the brass band version the cornet players can even spend some time at the bar. The title explains the way every euphonium virtuoso would like to play this little gem, as easy as ‘walking on music…’ It is a work demanding quite a sustained lyrical approach from euphonium soloist but well worth the effort. Audiences will love this.

    solo parts included: TC, BC, Bb BC

    Weber's Last Waltz - Rimmer/ed. Mead

    £7.95
    Reference:  SMPSM35
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    For years this theme and variation solo has challenged brass players of all persuasions. While perhaps these solo have traditionally 'tested' technique, we personally prefer to accept the challenge of finding the music and character in Weber's Last Waltz.

    Zigeunerweisen - Sarasate arr.Wilby & Childs

    £11.95 - £11.00
    Reference:  SMPWW25
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    Published as part of the popular Virtuosi Collection - a wide-ranging series of carefully edited arrangements for euphonium and piano, in which the solo parts have been meticulously prepared for performance on a brass instrument - this is perhaps Sarasate's most celebrated work. Sarasate composed romances, fantasies, and made transcriptions of Spanish airs calculated to show off his great virtuosity. Zigeunerweisen, which translates as Gypsy Airs, is one of these show-cases.

    This arrangement encompasses the extremes of the gypsy temperament.

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