TubaChristmas is an event created by Harvey Phillips to help foster better recognition of the tuba. He also included euphoniums in the event, even though they aren't part of the title (sure makes the ensemble pieces sound better, though!). I haven't heard Harvey speak of this concept recently, but he must have the feeling that it was very successful indeed.
I have a Google agent looking for mentions of "euphonium" in the news or on web sites. This time of year I am bombarded by
Here is another free download (MP3 format) of The United States Air Force Band, performing a piece called...
A Consort of Carols
Here is the next installment of the free MP3 recordings of Christmas music. This is traditionally used as a secular Christmas song, evoking thoughts of presents under the tree and smiling children.
Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, U.S. Marine Band
Continuing the series of free Christmas music downloads, here is the famous Airmen of Note of the U.S. Air Force Band. If you don't already know, this is the group that was started by Glenn Miller when he was in the service during WWII.
We Three Kings
Warning! Not your traditional Christmas carol setting. Be prepared for a drum set, electric bass, screaming trumpets, etc.!
Here is the first in a series of holiday recordings I'll be offering on the site for free download. For today, enjoy the U.S. Air Force Band perform this selection:
Fantasia for a King