Euph Solo's with a christmas theme

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by sibeck, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. sibeck

    sibeck New Member

    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

    Oh Holy Night , Adam/Wilkinson.

    Really nice, and popular with audiences.
  3. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

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

  4. Di B

    Di B Member

    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.

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

    winterman Member

    In the Salvation Army repertoire there is

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

    Other options
    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

    flashbarry Member

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

    tubagod Member

    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

    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

    Blagger Member

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

    knuxie35 Member

    Last edited: Sep 29, 2007
  11. 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. 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

    Thanks for assistance guys, some good suggestions!

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