Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by sibeck, Sep 27, 2007.
I was asked to prepare a euph solo for xmas, can anyone suggest any as im stuck at the moment
Oh Holy Night , Adam/Wilkinson.
Really nice, and popular with audiences.
O' Holy Night - Obrasso
Merry Christmas Darling - Wright and Round
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.
In the Salvation Army repertoire there is
American Band Journal
Infant Holy (Robert Redhead)
Ding Dong Merrily on High (Douglas Court)
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!
Haven't played any of them (although Infant Holy rings a bell from many years ago)
Thanks Mic, had forgotten about this one
there is also Parafrase for Euphonium... can´t remember who did it, but it is written over Away in a Manger
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.
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.
I arranged this beautiful Gilbert Martin tune for euphonium:
And these are my original holiday music for euphonium and piano:
Christmas Air (Air No. 25)
A Christmas Sonnet, as performed by Charley Brighton:
Kenneth D. Friedrich
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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
Merry Xmas Darling, a beautiful tune and sounds fantastic on euph! Not difficult and great fun to play! Gets the thumbs up from me!
Thanks for assistance guys, some good suggestions!
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