Euph'Tudes - Progressive Concert Etudes - Phil Snedecor - Bass clef

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Phil writes: These euphonium-specific studies were inspired by Hiram Diaz (that’s right-The President’s Own euphonium player!), who had me pull out all the stops to explore the amazing versatility of this instrument. You’ve never seen anything like this before! BC or TC Bb versions now avaliable!

I've always been fascinated by the Euphonium and their owners. They seem to be stuck between so many different worlds, both technically and musically. They can play gorgeous melodies as well as lightning, fast, technical passages, and often do, not only in the same piece, but sometimes in the same line of music for years, the great Robert King tried to get the Boston Symphony Orchestra to endow a Euphonium chair and make that voice take up permanent residence in the orchestra. Certainly, the orchestral works that exist in the repertoire by Strauss, Holst, and others that score for Euphonium (or tenor tuba) are richer for this addition. The fact that Mr King was not successful in his quest, speaks more to the orchestral worlds inflexibility than to the versatility of this fascinating instrument. Certainly the musical ensembles that regularly use this voice find it indispensable. In my many brass ensemble arrangements for the Washington Symphonic Brass, the euphonium part was one of the most fun to imagine.

In the pages of this book, I offer up a small addition to your ever increasing and expanding repertoire. My hope is that it will find a place on your music stand as a book. That's both fun to play and challenging. Here's to the next 200 years of Euphonium!"

Steve Mead writes: this book is highly recommended. It's very challenging as lots of euphonium-inspired classical influences can be detected, and it's all over the instrument! Fantastic to study and work up to a high level. 


Difficulty 4.5/6

Supplied with : book in bsss clef, 44 pages

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