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  1. Game and Film Music for the Euphonium

    Hello everyone,

    I have been listening to quite a number of game and film soundtracks in recent days and it occured to me that most individuals have probably been exposed to hearing a symphony...
  2. Hello Rob, I have been following this thread...

    Hello Rob,

    I have been following this thread with great interest. I would love to see a video of all three instruments being played to compare how each instrument is different. It is great to see...
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    Hello DEF1, Thank you so much for your kind...

    Hello DEF1,

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. I think that it is a total privilege to own this 1916 dated Solbron Euphonium and I really want to promote this almost forgotten about period...
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    Hello everyone, Over the weekend, I was given...

    Hello everyone,

    Over the weekend, I was given the opportunity to explore the role of a bandsman serving with an infantry battalion during The First World War and I was able to get the following...
  5. Hello Shinn, Thank you so much for the link. I...

    Hello Shinn,

    Thank you so much for the link. I believe that The Service Class range of instruments were designed for use by the various battalion bands in The British Army. The Service Class range...
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    Hello everyone, My 1916 dated Solbron...

    Hello everyone,

    My 1916 dated Solbron Euphonium is in low pitch. I am absolutely blown away by the condition that this instrument is in considering that it is one hundred and five years old.

    A...
  7. Boosey and Company - The Service Class

    Hello everyone,

    I have been doing a bit of research into my 1916 dated Solbron Euphonium and I came across an advertisement from Boosey and Company which was promoting The Service Class range of...
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    Hello everyone, I have to admit that I spent...

    Hello everyone,

    I have to admit that I spent yesterday playing through a set of Euphonium exercises that were written on Sunday 19th January 1903 by Thomas Conway Brown during his time at Knellar...
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    New Instrument - Solbron Euphonium

    Hello everyone,

    On Friday 13th August 2021, I visited Charley Brighton to collect my 1916 dated Solbron Euphonium which has recently been restored to a fully playable condition.

    During our time...
  10. Hello everyone, It has been absolutely...

    Hello everyone,

    It has been absolutely fascinating to read all of the comments which have been made on this post. I would one day love to see an indepth comparison made between the Besson Prestige...
  11. Hello everyone, I believe that if you were to...

    Hello everyone,

    I believe that if you were to put a English and German built Besson Prestige 2052-2 Euphonium side by side then you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between both...
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    Hello everyone, It will be rather interesting...

    Hello everyone,

    It will be rather interesting to see how this new instrument will be influenced by the Besson Prestige 2052-2 Euphonium and the Besson Sovereign 967 Euphonium.

    Best Wishes,
    ...
  13. Hello JHarris, It was really interesting to...

    Hello JHarris,

    It was really interesting to see how each instrument compared to each other and I was rather surprised how similar the sounds were between the older Silver Plated Besson Prestige...
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    Hello everyone, I am rather curious to see...

    Hello everyone,

    I am rather curious to see what this new development will look like and how it will compare to The Besson Sovereign 967T Euphonium and Besson Prestige 2052-2 Euphonium.

    Best...
  15. A Comparison of The Besson Prestige 2052-2 Euphonium

    Hello everyone,

    I spent Wednesday 14th July 2021, cleaning a number of instruments which included a Lacquer Besson Prestige 2052-2 Euphonium (serial number 891763), a Silver Plated Besson Prestige...
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    New Besson Euphonium

    Hello everyone,

    On Tuesday 13th July 2021, 4BarsRest released an interview with David Childs where he mentioned that he was working with Besson on a new Euphonium which was going to be designed...
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    Hello TheJH, I have been looking through quite...

    Hello TheJH,

    I have been looking through quite a lot of old photographs but I have not been able to find anything myself which shows the original trigger which was fitted to Steven Mead's Besson...
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    Hello everyone, I was after some old images of...

    Hello everyone,

    I was after some old images of Steven Mead's Besson Sovereign 967 Euphonium which has had adapted in Japan to include a trigger. I have been searching for images and I have even...
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    Steven Meadís Euphonium Query

    Hello everyone,

    I was talking to Steven Mead a few weeks ago about his Besson Sovereign 967 Euphonium which he had adapted with a trigger and I was wondering if anyone could help me find an image...
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    Preparing A Major New Work

    Hello everyone,

    Over the course of the past twenty years, there has been a number of important works for the Euphonium which has really pushed the boundaries of what the Euphonium is capable of...
  21. Hello Rick, Thank you so much for your kind...

    Hello Rick,

    Thank you so much for your kind remark! I cannot wait to hear other people performing this duet in the near future.

    Best Wishes,

    Micah Dominic Parsons
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    Hello Carroll, Thank you so much for sharing...

    Hello Carroll,

    Thank you so much for sharing this article with me. I will have to try and do some more research into the development of this instrument. I will try to report back to you all if I...
  23. Hello Dave and John, I hope that you are both...

    Hello Dave and John,

    I hope that you are both keeping well.It was a real privilege to perform this duet with Steven Mead, I think we recorded the whole duet in around three full takes which was...
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    Hello Barry, Thank you so much for sharing...

    Hello Barry,

    Thank you so much for sharing this absolutely fascinating piece of information with me. I have been told that the Solbron Euphonium was quite a popular instrument in the early 20th...
  25. Euphonium Duet: 'Rolling Down To Old Maui' - Steven Mead and Micah Dominic Parsons

    Hello everyone,

    I wanted to share with you the online premiere of a brand new Euphonium Duet written for myself and Steven Mead by Iain Rayner entitled 'Rolling Down To Old Maui'.

    You can view...
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