Euphonium Recitals Come of Age

Discussion in 'Bandroom News - User Submitted' started by Highams, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. Highams

    Highams Member

    UK Willson Euphonium artist Charley Brighton will perform his 21st. recital on February 11th. at St. Mary's Slough, Berkshire, UK.

    Since May 2001, he has clocked up 20 recitals, performing 108 pieces of music by 81 different composers from 13 countries. 45 of those were premieres of new works for the instrument!

    The recitals have also featured some 10 different vintage euphoniums, restored to performance standard from his collection.

    Programme of Music;
    Premiere; Concerto for Euphonium, Kenneth D. Friedrich (USA)
    Movement 1, Leggiero
    Played on a Willson 2900 Euphonium

    Serenade, Op.3 no.5, Sergey Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
    Played on a Boosey 3 valve Solbron Euphonium, circa 1921

    Premiere; Dancing Night Wind, David Benning (USA) For unaccompanied solo instrument
    Played on a Courtois 4 valve Euphonium, circa 1900

    Improvisation, (for Edith Piaf) Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
    Played on a French Besson 3 valve Euphonium, circa 1914

    Rondo Giocoso, Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826) (Finale from the Bassoon Concerto in F)
    transcribed by Edrich Siebert
    Played on a Besson 4 valve Enharmonic Euphonium, circa 1925

    12 noon, admission free

    #Free parking courtesy of KEYWEST Ltd. Windsor Road, opposite Slough Police Station.

Share This Page