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Guide to the Euphonium Repertoire

The Euphonium Source Book

Compiled and edited by Lloyd E. Bone, Jr. and Eric Paull under the supervision of R. Winston Morris

Publication Year: 2007

Guide to the Euphonium Repertoire is the most definitive publication on the status of the euphonium in the history of this often misunderstood and frequently under-appreciated instrument. This volume documents the rich history, the wealth of repertoire, and the incredible discography of the euphonium. Music educators, composers/arrangers, instrument historians, performers on other instruments, and students of the euphonium (baritone horn, tenor tuba, etc.) will find the exhaustive research evident in this volume's pages to be compelling and comprehensive.

Contributors are Lloyd Bone, Brian L. Bowman, Neal Corwell, Adam Frey, Marc Dickman, Bryce Edwards, Seth D. Fletcher, Carroll Gotcher, Atticus Hensley, Lisa M. Hocking, Sharon Huff, Kenneth R. Kroesche, R. Winston Morris, John Mueller, Michael B. O'Connor, Eric Paull, Joseph Skillen, Kelly Thomas, Demondrae Thurman, Matthew J. Tropman, and Mark J. Walker.

Published by: Indiana University Press

Series: Indiana Repertoire Guides

Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. vii-viii

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pp. ix-x

The publication of this volume represents the final act in an extended process that goes back many years. As one who has been involved in the private instruction of tuba and euphonium students since 1959 (over 45 years!), it has...

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p. xi-xi

The Guide to the Euphonium Repertoire: The Euphonium Source Book (ESB) is primarily concerned with the identification and documentation of publications specifically designated and published for “euphonium” (baritone horn, tenor tuba, etc.). Music for “tuba ensemble” that includes...

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pp. xv-xvi

When I was in the middle of my studies at Tennessee Technological University (TTU) in 1993 and 1994, I remember often going to Winston Morris’s home to perform cheap labor projects: remove weeds, mulch the lawn and flower beds, and so forth. When I would take breaks or have

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1. A Short History of the Euphonium and Baritone Horn

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pp. 1-18

The history of the euphonium is inextricably linked to that of the tuba. Both instruments were created to take advantage of the new valve technology of the nineteenth century and both were welcome additions to the military bands of Europe...

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2. Music for Euphonium and Keyboard

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pp. 19-90

The state of the euphonium and keyboard is very good. The primary purpose of this chapter, as well as the entire book, is to show the world the massive amount and variety of literature available to euphonium players. I have often had fellow...

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3. Music for Euphonium and Wind Band

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pp. 91-114

The euphonium solo with wind band accompaniment remains the standard large ensemble performance medium for euphonium solo opportunities in most countries around the world. Except for the areas with strong brass band movements,...

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4. Music for Euphonium and Brass Ensemble

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pp. 115-138

The repertoire for euphonium and brass ensemble remains a fragment compared to the other large ensemble categories. There are fewer brass ensembles around the globe and the euphonium is not always an included member of brass ensemble compositions and arrangements. Therefore, it...

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5. Music for Euphonium and Orchestra

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pp. 139-150

The euphonium’s repertoire with orchestral accompaniment remains quite limited when com - pared to all the choices available with wind band and brass band. However, this performance medium also embodies the briefest performance tradition for the euphonium and therefore is...

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6. Music for Euphonium in Mixed Ensemble

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pp. 151-195

As it stands today, the euphonium is one of the most unrecognized and underappreciated musical instruments. In the United States, in particular, tell someone that you play euphonium and...

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7. Music for Unaccompanied Euphonium

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pp. 195-204

Unaccompanied works offer the soloist great artistic freedom: freedom to experiment with phrasing, tempi, and other musical nuances in a spontaneous and liberating fashion, without the necessity of maintaining synchronization or balance...

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8. Music for Euphonium and Electronic Media

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pp. 205-214

In the not so distant past, this chapter would have been titled “Solos with Tape,” but such a designation is no longer accurate. Today’s modern digital audio storage mediums, with the exception of DAT (digital audio tape), are tapeless....

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9. Music for Multiple Euphoniums

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pp. 215-226

What could be better than the beautiful, rich sound of a euphonium? How about the resonant sonority of eight, nine, or ten euphoniums! The combination of two or more euphoniums...

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10. Recommended Repertoire Written forOther Instruments

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pp. 227-242

This chapter on recommended works for the euphonium that were originally written for other instruments has proven to be somewhat problematical. First, it must be stated that euphoniumists take for granted the fact that they must borrow...

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11. Methods and Studies

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pp. 243-250

Historically method and study materials have not been written exclusively for the euphonium. The majority of study methods were written in the twentieth century for the combination of trombone

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12. Band and Orchestral Excerpts

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pp. 251-256

The euphonium in orchestra has traditionally occupied the role of the “tenor tuba.” There are few if any orchestral scores that use the term “euphonium.” Roy Harris changes from using the term “tenor tuba” in his first few symphonies to...

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13. Recommended Basic Repertoire

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pp. 257-274

The two writers’ experience in teaching high school euphonium players, playing the literature themselves, and preparing students for auditions at regional, state, national, and international levels has provided them with valuable insights into the...

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14. Discography

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pp. 275-404

This chapter is a detailed listing of over 880 sound recordings that feature the euphonium as a prominent solo instrument. This project is intended to create a reference index of significant euphonium recordings by cataloging as many...

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15. Bibliography

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pp. 405-442

This chapter is dedicated to providing a comprehensive listing of every book, article, and research document written about, or relating to, the euphonium. What follows represents countless hours of national online computer searches, as...

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16. Euphonium Composer Biographies

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pp. 443-484

I would be remiss if I did not immediately thank R. Winston Morris, not only for asking me to join this project but for all the guidance, musical and otherwise, since I became his student in the fall of 1990. In addition, I would like to thank Lloyd...

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17. Biographical Sketches of ProfessionalEuphoniumists

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pp. 485-506

The following biographies have been compiled through questionnaires sent to professional eupho - nium players throughout the world. Many were incomplete or in a foreign language and have been reconstructed if possible. The editor does not assume responsibility for incomplete or incorrect...

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18. Guide to Trombone/Euphonium Doubling

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pp. 507-514

There are several reasons to play both euphonium and trombone. For one, they are similar in pitch register and mouthpiece size so that initial results come quickly and easily. A young music student may choose to play both trombone...

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19. The Euphonium in Jazz

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pp. 515-516

Rich Matteson (1929–1993) was the most noted proponent of the jazz euphonium. He was best known for conducting clinics, directing jazz ensembles, and arranging jazz charts for big band. He studied piano from the ages of three...

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20. Equipment

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pp. 517-520

The lists of euphoniums and baritone horns do not include marching band instruments. Though not represented, marching brass can be purchased at many of the distributors listed in this chapter. Prices of instruments are not included because there are no guarantees that they will be current...

APPENDIX A: Composers’, Publishers’, and Manufacturers’

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pp. 521-546

APPENDIX B: Recording the Euphonium

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pp. 547-554

APPENDIX C: Continuing Symposia, Competitions, Events,Festivals, and Summer Study

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pp. 555-562

APPENDIX D: The Freelance Euphoniumist

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pp. 563-564


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pp. 565-568


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pp. 569-589

E-ISBN-13: 9780253112248
E-ISBN-10: 0253112249
Print-ISBN-13: 9780253348111

Page Count: 608
Illustrations: 16 b&w photos
Publication Year: 2007

Series Title: Indiana Repertoire Guides