Concerto for Violone (FB) - Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi/arr. Vertommen

£122.00 - £108.95
Reference:  SMFBBP05
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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
All Brass, Wind & Fanfare Band arrangements in the Euphonium Virtuoso series are shipped directly from the publisher.


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