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David Werden, Euphonium Solo - Alfie

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This was part of my weekend at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, in February, 2013. On Saturday I did a master class with Dr. Jerry Young's euphonium-tuba studio. Before the class started, I wanted to start with a simple song. I was demonstrating how one might choose a song to do as an instrumental. One requirement is that the melody be interesting even without the lyrics. I believe this song demonstrates that well. The Burt Bacharach melody (originally sung by Dionne Warwick) is pretty, and it has long been one of my favorites, but also has some wide intervals and nice turns so that it works well on an instrument. Pianist Dr. Barbara Young kindly volunteered to perform this with me for the opening of the class. Of course, with any music and especially with a ballad, it is great to have such a sensitive musician performing with you!

Here is the link to the YouTube video:

David Werden, euphonium, and Barbara Young, piano - ALFIE

Sheet music for this performance is from Music Notes:
http://www.musicnotes.com/sheetmusic/...

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