I have just added a Category called "Videos" to the blog. That category will hold all the posts of videos on the blog. Just scroll down until you see the "Categories" heading, then click on Videos. All previous video posts have been moved to that category. There are currently 3 pages of videos (and counting!).
Or you can just click on this link to go there:
Videos (tuba and euphonium)
Here and see the great euphoniumist David Childs (yes, he is a son of one of the Childs Brothers) doing A Little Prayer. The British seem to have a real heart for this type of music, and a fine artist like David can make it really great. (Also watch him play Flight of the Bumblebee and Brillante)
Below is a short video of David Childs playing Flight of the Bumblebee in a clever arrangement with brass band accompaniment. (Be sure also to listen to David play Brillant in a previous post from Sept. 23)
Has a euphonium ever played a major part in a pop song that made the top 40? Yes, but it was a long time ago, in the early 1960's. The song was by the Grammy Award winning singer/writer Jackie DeShannon and was called "What the World Needs Now (Is Love, Sweet Love)." This original hit (by Burt Bacharach) starts with a euphonium solo playing a brief intro to the melody. The euphonium is also heard later in the song doing some simple countermelodies. I have researched this a bit and tried to find
Here (and see) some brilliant playing by David Childs on the solo "Brillante" by Peter Graham (a sort-of theme and variations on "Rule Britannia"). He shows terrific flexibility in the cadenza especially, but all the playing is great! There is also a really fine brass band accompanying David.