Many of you may already know of the great euphonium artist Glyn Williams, principal euphonium of the Fodens Richardson Band (shown on that linked page with his Sterling Virtuoso euphonium). There is a nice, historic video of Glyn on YouTube. His performance and interview are from 1992, when he was 16 years old.
More euphonium videos can be found on the Euphonium Music Videos page, including a duet of Glyn and Aled Williams playing She's Leaving Home.
I'm so excited! I just ordered a newly-released DVD of a movie I saw long ago. It is "What Did You Do In The War, Daddy?" It is a Blake Edwards comedy with James Coburn and Dick Shawn. It is set during WWII in Italy. I won't go into the plot (the links here will tell you more) but it is a very funny movie.
HOWEVER, the reason I remembered it over and above many other good movies is the soundtrack (which I bought on LP shortly after seeing the movie). Music was written by Henry
There an interesting video on YouTube today. It is of Hans Boschma, a brass player who performs on 17 different instrument (all the standard brasses and then some) during one piece. It's an amazing feat, but I'm not sure what the musical achievement is.
There are a great many tuba and euphonium sites on the net. Some even offer free recordings, and most of them have some interesting educational value. I have collected many of them on this page:
Tuba and Euphonium Sites
There you will find links for these players:
Adam Frey's Site
Alchemy Euphonium-Tuba Quartet
Barton Cummings' Web Page
Bob Childs Web Site
You may have noticed that yesterday's post about Trevor Groom linked to a site called 4 Bars Rest, which is from the U.K. They generally cover the music scene, especially brass bands, in England and Europe. Below is a link to their podcast page. One highlight on the page is the podcast from the 2007 National Championships of Great Britain. In it is an interview with euphoniumist Michael Dodd, as well as a sample of the winning performance of Music for Battle Creek by Philip Sparke (performed by