This a 2-part video of a concert in Leningrad, USSR (now St. Petersburg). It was from a tour The United States Coast Guard Band did in 1989. We played several concerts around the area and capped it with a joint concert between the USCG Band and the Leningrad Military District Band. The performance was in October Hall, June 22, 1989. (This was the first anniversary of the USA-USSR Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty.) The concert was broadcast live on Russian television.
If you use eBay, you may sometimes notice that not all sellers are good spellers. In the past I have searched for a couple words that are not easy for everyone to spell: euphonium and severinsen (i.e. Doc Severinsen). So I try various mis-spellings to see if one is listed that way, but it is hard to guess how someone might butcher the spelling.
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Pasting long URL's (web page addresses) into an email or message box can be problematic, so many people use URL shortening services, such as tinyurl.com, to make these addresses very short. If often use bit.ly, which turns the address of my previous blog post from this:
Much shorter and more convenient. However,
By now I hope you are familiar with the section on this site offering brass videos. There are sections for brass ensemble, trumpet, horn, euphonium, trombone, and tuba. I recently added euphonium videos featuring Demondrae Thurman, Steve Mead, Matt Tropman, Demondrae Thurman, Gail Robertson, and Grant Pitcher. Just go to the page below - the rest should be obvious. (And links to the other instruments are right there as well)
Euphonium Music Videos
Long-time readers of this blog may remember the name Tom McCaslin. He was one of our group of five euphoniums and tubas who played on A Prairie Home Companion a few years ago. He has just come out with a brilliant tuba CD called Inside Out. On it there is is tremendous variety of original tuba music. His playing will leave you breathless during several passages, and some of the music is so difficult you may find yourself thinking, "How did the composer even notate that?!" One of Tom's ideas on this