I am posting a free download of a song I did on my recent recital at the University of Iowa. It is the theme from the 1960's movie Two for the Seesaw, titled "A Second Chance" by Andre Previn. This was my second encore, so I wasn't centering pitches too well. But I think the song's melody is pretty enough on its own to stand up to that!
Download A Second Chance, MP3 with Dave Werden
In the USA at least, euphonium players don't very often use this
A complaint that crops up now and then is "my valves are too slow!" If you are playing a brand new horn, that's not unusual. It takes a while for the valves to get broken in fully. You may also try different oils to find a brand/weight that works better. In my experience, the synthetic oils feel smoother as you play, but they are a little slower during fast passages. Petroleum-based oils (traditional valve oils) are often faster but they don't last as long between applications as the new synthetics.
As part of our ongoing series of article reprints from Euphonia Magazine, we have just added a review of William Rose's Studio Class Manual for Tuba and Euphonium. The review was done by Glenn K. Call:
Review of Studio Class Manual for Tuba and Euphonium
The United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C. has made MP3 files available for some of their recorded selections. One of these recordings is available on our site:
MP3 Recording of the Finale from Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4
More information can be found on the Navy Band's website, including liner notes, band roster, and credits.
The Air National Guard Band of the Northeast has standard requirements for auditions for both tuba and euphonium. I have posted them in the TubaEuph forum:
Forum Home Page
Look under Tuba Auditions or Euphonium Auditions.