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  1. When I was in high school I qualified for All...

    When I was in high school I qualified for All State band. The week before All State I lost my first chair to a girl (who was admittedly also very good). Then at All State I won first chair. So I...
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    1. Peace by John Golland. 2. 2nd movement...

    1. Peace by John Golland.

    2. 2nd movement from the Willson Suite "In a Gentle Rain". Here is a youtube of Adam Frey playing it live: ...
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    I highly recommend "The Brass Gym: A...

    I highly recommend "The Brass Gym: A Comprehensive Daily Routine for Brass Players" by Patrick Sheridan and Sam Pilafian. Here is a description on euphonium.com: "The Brass Gym includes a 108 page...
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    Willson Suite?

    Does anyone know where I can purchase the score for the Willson Suite? I don't see it on euphonium.com, and when I google it and click on the links it appears to be out of print?
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    Adam Frey Performance Review

    I was fortunate enough last week to attend a master class and a live performance by Adam Frey with the University of Utah Wind Ensemble. This is the first time I have heard him live. I have always...
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    Bigger Mouthpiece

    Last year I changed to a bigger mouthpiece with a large throat -- from my 25 year old King Benge euphonium mouthpiece to an Alliance David Childs DC3. At first I lost about 1/3 octave of high range,...
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    My euphonium teacher Larry Zalkind (who is...

    My euphonium teacher Larry Zalkind (who is principal trombone for the Utah Symphony but doubles on euphonium for orchestral pieces that use it) did a trombone solo with the Pershing's Own Army Band...
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    Audition Cadenza -- Improvisation?

    I am an adult euphist (good amateur, not a pro) planning to audition for a good local wind ensemble.

    If a solo is a 19th century theme and variation type of piece -- like Arban or Clarke -- is it...
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    New Besson Trigger Problem -- HELP!

    Received my instrument back from Dillons yesterday. So far so good. Plays like a dream. The spring is definitely positioned differently than before.

    To be fair to Dillons and to Besson I do...
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    New Besson Trigger Problem -- HELP!

    After many phone calls and emails Besson did send me a UPS call tag to ship my instrument back to Dillons for repair. Matt Walters has obtained extra trigger springs in case the problem is a...
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    New Besson Trigger Problem -- HELP!

    For me the trigger is not extraneous, it is one of the reasons I bought this specific instrument. I love the Besson sound, but as you yourself have commented the 6th partials on this horn are very...
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    Yamaha 842S vs. Besson 2052

    I hope that you are having more luck than me. After a month my instrument is a $7000 paper weight due to a broken trigger that cannot be repaired. See this thread:
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    New Besson Trigger Problem -- HELP!

    I purchased a new Besson 2052 Prestige euphonium from Dillons about a month ago, and the trigger is unuseable. The problem is that the spring -- the end of the tine towards the outside of the...
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    Adams redux

    My teacher Larry Zalkind (who is principal trombone for the Utah Symphony but also a top notch symphony euphonium player) recently premiered a trombone solo with the Pershing's Own Army band. He...
  15. Besson Prestige Trigger Assembly Parts

    Please let me know if you have any luck with Besson.

    I bought a 2052 Prestige recently and the trigger broke. It turns out that someone at the factory installed the spring backwards and then...
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    More Besson 2052 Euphonium Questions

    1. Do you find that the valve spit catchers affect the sound of the horn? On a different horn (Yamaha) a pro that I work with found that adding spit catchers had an adverse effect on the tone. It...
  17. New Besson 2052 Prestige Euphonium Question

    Do those of you who own this horn find that the 4th valve is a bit too flat even when the slide is pushed in all of the way? Working with a tuner I find that: the C in the 2nd space in the staff is...
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