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Euphonium Concerto II

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Philip Sparke

Philip Sparke

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General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 16:30
Difficulty: V (solo); IV (ensemble) (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Anglo Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €250.00   |   Score Only (print) - €27.50


1. Earth Star
2. Ocean Dream
3. Blue Heart


Full Score
Solo Euphonium
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The original concept for this work was a suite of short movements, each with its own character, but by the time the first movement was complete it was clear that a conventional three-movement format was going to work out better. The opening movement contains much syncopation and is almost rag-like in style. The slower second movement explores the unsurpassable ability of the euphonium to play lyrically, with a theme that is later taken up by the band whilst the soloist weaves a filigree descant. This leads straight into the third movement, which is almost bebop in style and shows off the jazzier capabilities of the euphonium.

- Program Note by publisher

For Steven Mead.

- Program Note from score

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • United States Army Band (Ft. Myer, Va.) (Leonel A. Peña, conductor; Chris Buckley, euphonium) – 3 February 2018
  • Unidentified Japanese ensemble - 2014

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