I first became familiar with the song "Floral Dance" from the movie "Brassed Off" and a few brass band recordings. It's an unusual and catchy tune with a compelling rhythm. I did not realize until recently that the lyrics for the vocal version include a mention of the euphonium, which makes this one of only a few songs that do.
Here is the vocal version:
Here is an instrumental by the great Brighouse & Rastrick brass
I added a new video to the Euphonium Music Videos collection. This one features Adrian Horwood with the Chatham U.K. (brass) Band and Songsters in festival at Fulston Manor School. Recorded the 7th of February, 2009. This and 139 other euphonium videos are here:
There are 3 new videos on the Trombone Videos page. The notes for the videos are:
1) This film by Lloyd Leno shows trombone embouchures filmed using a transparent mouthpiece and high speed filming. Additional comments by Leno from a screening of this film are dubbed in. In part 1 of 3 Leno introduces his film, shows the downstream embouchure. James Fulkerson, George Roberts, Stewart Dempster, and Bill Watrous are shown.
2) In part 2 of 3 Leno discusses the
Here is a new video of Tony Zilincik and Oystein Baadsvik performing my arrangement of the Mozart Sonata KV 292 as a duet for two tubas. The tuba duet version music can be found on the tuba sheet music page. It is also available for euphonium and tuba (found on the same page) and for two euphoniums on the euphonium sheet music page.
View the video below or see it on the tuba video page.
This topic comes up regularly on the Euphonium-Tuba Forum and in many other venues: what should I play for a college euphonium audition? A complete list of possibilities would be very, very long, but in this post I will suggest titles that often appear on lists and that I often hear in auditions.
Each piece below would be appropriate for a college-level audition. Many would also work well for the prepared portion of a service band audition.Each has a link to purchase it at Sheet