Euph Solo's with a christmas theme

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  1. sibeck

    sibeck New Member

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    I was asked to prepare a euph solo for xmas, can anyone suggest any as im stuck at the moment
     
  2. BandTaxi

    BandTaxi Active Member

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    Oh Holy Night , Adam/Wilkinson.

    Really nice, and popular with audiences.
     
  3. flashbarry

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    O' Holy Night - Obrasso
    Merry Christmas Darling - Wright and Round

    Cheers!!
     
  4. Di B

    Di B Member

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    If you want something more up tempo (Am I really the only euph player who hates O Holy Night?!!) then try Good King Wenceslas by Roger Thorne - it's an air varie and you can try out the solo part for free.

    http://www.thornesmusic.com/

    Thats the only other one I know of -there aren't many Christmas solos around.
     
  5. winterman

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    In the Salvation Army repertoire there is

    American Band Journal
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    Infant Holy (Robert Redhead)
    Ding Dong Merrily on High (Douglas Court)


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    Babe In A Manager - Euph Duet (C Mallett)
    Lonely This Christmas - Euph Feature (D Barry)
    O Holy Night - Euph Solo (Darrol Barry) Not the usual one!! As mentioned by the composer himself earlier! :D

    Haven't played any of them (although Infant Holy rings a bell from many years ago)
     
  6. flashbarry

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    Thanks Mic, had forgotten about this one ;)
     
  7. tubagod

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    there is also Parafrase for Euphonium... canĀ“t remember who did it, but it is written over Away in a Manger
     
  8. GJG

    GJG Well-Known Member

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    There's a nice arrangement of "Silent Night" by Barry Gott (publ. SP&S); originally a trombone solo, but I've heard it played on euph. occasionally. Needs a solid high register, though.
     
  9. Blagger

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    Merry christmas Darling - by The Carpenters
    can't remember who published it but if you contact anybody at freck - www.freckletonband.co.uk - they will tell you as we played it a few years ago.
     
  10. knuxie35

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  11. madandcrazytromboneguy

    madandcrazytromboneguy Member

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    i have 2 admit, o holy night is a really nice solo, go 4 it, its very playable, nothin majorly hard, couple of highish notes, but nowt mega tough
     
  12. Welsheuphoniummanjamie

    Welsheuphoniummanjamie Member

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    Merry Xmas Darling, a beautiful tune and sounds fantastic on euph! Not difficult and great fun to play! Gets the thumbs up from me! :D
     
  13. sibeck

    sibeck New Member

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    Thanks for assistance guys, some good suggestions!
     
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