Tag Archives: Leading Edge Series

Nocturne and Dance

For euphonium and piano, this work, commissioned by David Childs, explores the interaction between the two instruments through a dream-like Nocturne and a rhythmic Dance.  Read more

Jazz Disasters

Written for virtuoso David Childs by Alan E. Williams, this euphonium solo with piano accompaniment is a kind of collision between rhythms inspired by Bartók and Stravinsky and a funk-fusion feel in the middle section.  Read more

Kuklos

This innovative work for solo euphonium and tape (digital playback), composed by Deri Roberts, is based on the idea of a performer practicing in an empty hall, beginning and ending with the instrument in its case.  Read more

Analyse and Interpret

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This work for unaccompanied solo euphonium is written without bar lines and without any performance instructions. The intention of composer Paul McGhee is to give the performer as much musical freedom as possible, as indicated by the title of the piece.  Read more

Tiamat

Tiamat is an exploratory programmatic work for solo euphonium and brass quintet, based on a legendary five-headed dragon. Each instrument in the quintet represents one of the heads, with a distinctive theme describing its properties and effects, and the solo euphonium takes the role of the hero of the tale.  Read more

Nightwalker

For solo euphonium and digital playback, this work by Kit Turnbull is a light-hearted take on the “horror” genre.  Read more

Calling

In this work by Jay Batzner, the euphonium soloist performs above a drone track of ever-increasing intensity, the single melodic line cleverly creating moments of harmonic tension and resolution.  Read more

Let There Be Funk

A virtuosic journey for solo euphonium through funk styles enhanced by electronic effects and a backing track using rhythm section, low brass and vocals.  Read more

Skunk

Composed in a jazz-rock idiom, this work for solo euphonium and piano, composed by Simon Parkin, seeks to explore both the technical and lyrical boundaries of the euphonium soloist and pianist.   Read more

Phoenix Song

Phoenix Song is a dramatic and challenging fantasy for euphonium and piano, composed by David Harrington, inspired by the great firebird of Persian legend.  Read more