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Fantasy for Euphonium

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Philip Sparke


General Info

Year: 1995
Duration: c. 9:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G and M Brand - British Music Publishers
Cost: Score & Parts - $95.00   |   Score Only - $12.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
Euphonium Solo
Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Cornet (in Bb) I-II-III
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


Errata

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Program Notes

An atmospheric Lento sets the scene for a folk-like theme from the soloist with an almost Scottish feel, which is freely played over a drone.

This leads to an Allegro giusto, still based on the opening motif of a minor third which unites the whole piece. The material is neo-classical initially until a freewheeling and fragmentary second subject appears.

A slow middle section follows requiring warm expressive playing, before a recapitulation of the recitative and the Allegro giusto bring this minature to a close.

Program Note from Printed Score


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