Pilatus- Euph Solo

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Seedhouse, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. Seedhouse

    Seedhouse Active Member

    Hello, just wondered whether anyone has this piece, and know any details on where to get hold of it, publisher etc.
    Also for those who've played it, how high does the solo go, etc. Any details on it basically! Cheers, Alex.
  2. Mark Bousie

    Mark Bousie Member

    Hi Alex,

    Pilatus is published by Obrasso. As I'm sure you know , its a great piece, beautifully atmospheric, describing a particularly pictoresque Swiss mountain - one of Goff's best. It goes up to a high F in the cadenza, but this is optional.It also finishes on a long high E flat, but again there is an optional lower octave.There are also a few small cuts you can make in it also, as at 7-8 minutes it is quite long. I've played it a few times and stamina can sometimes be a factor (unless you have chops of steel!) if its programmed late in a full band programme.

    Its well worth the effort though (and as a bonus the band parts are interesting - everyone's a winner!).

    Steve has recorded it on a CD entitled Brass Pins, accompanied by Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern, but I'm not sure if this is still available.

  3. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

    Hmmm, on a similar subject, does anyone know if any of Pete Meechan's work has been published? I heard Dave Thornton do "Absolute Reality" at the Tuba/Euph Festival ... Me and a friend at Hudders. Uni really want to get hold of it ...

    Any info? Thanks
  4. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Personally, I can't answer your question - but here's someone who can: http://www.themouthpiece.com/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=1200
  5. Dave Euph

    Dave Euph Member

    Heh heh, very clever ... should have remembered he was on TMP! ;)
  6. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Steven Mead also plays it on the BBC Listen to the Band cd "Going Solo".

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