Ideas for an encore?

Andy_Euph

Active Member
I'm going to see about doing the euph solo "The Better World" with my band but thought it would be good to do a slow encore item as well, to try and look professional if nothing else :) , but I can't really think of any that would go after this piece. I was thinking along the lines of salvation army but the only slow solo i've got is There Will be God, and that is really knackering.

Just wondered if anyone had any ideas?

Cheers
 
Mate I hear there is a nice little number called "Euphonium Concerto" by Torstein Aagard Nilsen - you might want to give it a quick 5 minutes tweaking before your gig.
 

EIBB_Ray

Member
Don't know what else you have programmed, but for my money Summer Isles from Hymn of the Highlands is a great slow Euph solo.
 

TuTuKu

Active Member
Share my yoke is a nice salvation army slow melody, don't know how suitable it'd be for an encore though. One of my fav slow solos
 

jobriant

Active Member
This spring I premiered my own arrangement of "A Night in June," a lovely little selection by the American wind band composer Karl K. King. The original version features the euphonium, and I re-wrote it as a solo. It was well-received on all three of the concerts where we (The Pacific Brass) played it.

I wrote is so that I could have something to demonstrate the Ophicleide, but the solo part is also perfectily suitable for Baritone or Euphonium.

"A Night in June" is in print, but not yet listed on my Bayside Music Press website. If you're interested, please e-mail me at [ jobriant@garlic.com ] for more information.
 

PeterBale

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Staff member
TuTuKu said:
Share my yoke is a nice salvation army slow melody, don't know how suitable it'd be for an encore though. One of my fav slow solos
We've featured "Share my yoke" on euph a few times and it works well - we usually get the trombones to play the introduction, but otherwise the band parts stay as is.

A couple of other slower SA numbers you may want to sconsider are "The Beauty of the Barley Field" (a Korean tune again arranged for cornet but suits euph well), "Someone Cares" or Trevor Davis's "Shepherd Song".
 

satchmo shaz

Active Member
hunting_high said:
Rev. Archie Beaton by John Mason

This is the Euph with brassband version of the recording on Tormod Flatens CD Flight. (He used a 10 piece-backing).

Look at www.nordicsounds.com

Cheers,


F
Rev Archie Beaton is brill, but you may have trouble getting it, we got it direct from Frode Rydland who arranged it :wink:
 

Toni2

Member
Salut D'amour, Elgar arr child bros I think. Not sure if it's been done for band though!
I think its nice anyway! :roll:
 

wideiusgrinnius

New Member
Andy_Euph said:
I'm going to see about doing the euph solo "The Better World" with my band but thought it would be good to do a slow encore item as well, to try and look professional if nothing else :) , but I can't really think of any that would go after this piece. I was thinking along the lines of salvation army but the only slow solo i've got is There Will be God, and that is really knackering.

Just wondered if anyone had any ideas?

Cheers
When you've finished "The Better World"?? You must be mad! It's a long piece that! Do yourself (and the audience) a favour...grin widely and sit down when you've finished! Encore??? Na, don't bother with it mate!!
 
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