Posted by Rick Denney on January 30, 2001 at 17:16:44:
At the Army Tuba Conference I heard some really fine euphonium playing. Much of the music was written for artist-grade euphonium players, and I have no real interest in adding that music to my collection of tuba solos that I can't play. But I'm inspired to play by beat-up Besson more.
Are there suggestions for compilations of etudes and solos that may require a lot of musicality but not necessarily the high euphonium range? What about cello music? Is it typically written in concert pitch in the bass clef? Bassoon solos?
I'm looking for a list of euphonium music appropriate for an amateur tuba player doubling on euphonium. The lists that I see in the catalogs don't tell me what's appropriate and what's not. Tuba solo music played up an octave usually goes too high.
Rick "needs something to add to Rochut" Denney