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  1. Part 10: Arthur Lehman Remembers Euphoniumist Harold Brasch

    The 10th article by Arthur Lehman about Harold Brasch is now online. Arthur shares more of his memories of the great player and teacher.


    Here is an excerpt:


    ...Harold may be gone - in fact he was been gone for over 22 years - but his fame remains. He is famous because he was one of the very best of all euphonium players. He was the first to use the four valve compensating English euphonium since the turn of the century (from the late 1800's to the very early ...
  2. Part 9: Arthur Lehman Remembers Euphoniumist Harold Brasch

    The 9th article by Arthur Lehman about Harold Brasch is now online. Arthur shares more of his memories of the great player and teacher.


    Here is an excerpt:


    ...For a few years Harold Brasch had been talking about writing a new book about the 4-valve brasses in general and about the 4-valve compensating euphonium in particular. He felt strongly that there was a lack of information, studies, exercises designed especially for the 4-valve euphonium players who were ...
  3. Patriotic Sheet Music and Recordings - Free

    The U.S. Library of Congress offers a fantastic collection of patriotic music, including the story behind the songs, some photos, recordings, and sheet music. It is all available online at:


    Library of Congress Patriotic Music


    Here is their description:

    Patriotic Melodies tells the stories behind many of the songs that have now become part of the American national heritage. Here you can listen to Kate Smith sing "God Bless America," page ...
  4. July 4 Extra - Recording of American Salute (USCG Band)

    To help celebrate the holiday coming in 2 days (Independence Day, 4th of July), we have a download of one of the finest military bands in the world, The United States Coast Guard Band. The selection here is American Salute:


    U.S.C.G. Band - American Salute, from 2003
  5. Panel Discussion - Careers in Low Brass

    At the year's International Euphonium Institute, there was a panel discussion, or round-table, on the topic of careers for tuba or euphonium players. The panel included Adam Frey, David Childs, David Werden, Brian Bowman, Martin Cochran, Kevin Wass, and Eugene Dowling. We all discussed our own history and also took questions from the audience.


    The recording of the event is available on the Euphonium-Tuba forum, in the Downloads for Members Only section. You must be logged in as ...
  6. Part 8: Arthur Lehman Remembers Euphoniumist Harold Brasch

    The 8th article by Arthur Lehman about Harold Brasch is now online. Arthur shares more of his memories of the great player and teacher.


    Here is an excerpt:


    ...The college kid had a brand new Besson euphonium, shiny silver plated. Beautiful horn. To get an idea how the boy played, Harold put up a piece of music for the pupil to read. Apparently, the young fellow was not making a good impression on Harold with a sort of "attitude problem." Too smart, it seems. ...
  7. America the Beautiful - Army Brass Quintet

    We offered this piece last year around this time as well, but it is appropriate to offer it again as we approach our Independence Day national holiday (the 4th of July, 231st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence). It is a free MP3 download of the United States Army Band Brass Quintet playing an arrangement of American the Beautiful. Nice arrangement and nice performance!


    Download America the Beautiful by the Army Brass Quintet
  8. Reflections from IEI 2007

    As regular readers of this blog know, I recently taught, coached, and performed at the International Euphonium Institute. It was truly an inspiring event.


    I have been attending low brass events for a couple dozen years or more, and there is often a chance to hear students play in different venues. If you haven't been to an event of this quality before, you owe it to yourself to get to one. The level of performance of the students I heard was very exciting. Some very difficult ...
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