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    "First Concerto"

    Originally posted by: JTJ

    Did not know about the Hovhaness Concerto. Here's the 3rd movement played beautifully on bass trombone. Would love to hear it on euphonium.



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...THMQ7Q&feature=related
    I played the Hovhaness Concerto with a string quartet for my senior university recital. Its pretty good but I wouldn't call it a true concerto per say. Its more of a chamber music piece more then anything. The 2nd movement "Aria" can be rewritten for euphonium and piano / organ.

    I have a recording of Dr. Paul Droste playing the Gloria at The International Music Camp 4 years ago I think it is. As you would imagine, it sounds much better on euphonium vs trombone or horn.


  2. #12
    Just adding to the discussion as I responded on FB to someone. A consideration is the Douglas Townsend Chamber Concerto No. 2 for Euphonium and Orchestra. 1965.
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  3. #13
    Here is a listing of pieces in my Euphonium Music Guide's database:

    Composer || Title || Publisher || PubYear || Comments

    Howard, Noble H. || Concerto for Euphonium || NULL || 1928 ||

    Hovhaness, Alan || Concerto No.3 || Robert King Music. || 1948 ||

    Townsend, Douglas || Concerto - Chamber Concerto No.2 || Theodore Presser Co. || 1965 ||

    Townsend, Douglas || Concerto - Chamber Concerto No.2 || Mercury Music. || 1965 || Eu.,Str. Quartet

    Townsend, Douglas || Concerto - Chamber Concerto No.2 || Theodore Presser Co. || 1965 || Long, three movement atonal composition.

    Beasley, Rule || Concerto for Euphonium and Orchestra || Rule Beasley. || 1967 ||

    Horovitz, Joseph || Concerto for Euphonium || Novello & Co. Ltd. || 1972 ||

    Horovitz, Joseph || Concerto for Euphonium || NULL || 1972 || Piano reduction

    Horovitz, Joseph || Concerto for Euphonium || NULL || 1976 || BRASS BAND

    Golland, John || Concerto || _Publisher is not in this list_ || 1984 ||
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    Dave,
    Noble Howard was an Indianapolis institution. He played viola (IIRC) in the Indianapolis Symphony
    but was an avid euphonium player.
    Several years ago, I was allowed to use his double-bell euphonium to solo with the Indiana Wind Symphony--I believe it was at the GABBF or some outdoor venue in Indy, but don't quote me on that.
    It was kept in storage at a Shrine in Indianapolis, and went immediately back as soon as I was done with it,
    and has not been played since AFAIK.

    I'll contact a conductor friend who is very knowledgeable about these matters & see what he knows about Noble Howard as a composer.
    Jim
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    Also--having performed the first and third movements of the Townsend Chamber Concerto, it is hardly atonal. In fact, it's got some real catchy tunes in it and some humor in the last movement.
    The second movement is "interesting," and my instructor at the time agreed it didn't need to be performed (at least by me.)
    Jim
    Last edited by Snorlax; 11-01-2020 at 03:35 PM.
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    Yamaha 321, Yamaha 621 Baritone
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  6. #16
    Wow - great additional info, Jim! That must have been a real kick!
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
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    Quote Originally Posted by davewerden View Post
    Wow - great additional info, Jim! That must have been a real kick!
    UPDATE: A friend will go through the music library at the Shrine in Indianapolis to see what there is. Evidently they are not conscientious about keeping the library.
    My very knowledgeable friend--the music consultant on Water for Elephants and conductor of the Wind Symphony--says that some works were written FOR Noble Howard but he is not aware of anything written BY Noble Howard.
    Stay tuned...
    Last edited by Snorlax; 11-01-2020 at 10:31 PM.
    Jim Williams N9EJR (love 10 meters)
    Yamaha 642-II Neo, Wedge 103E, SM3.5
    Yamaha 321, Yamaha 621 Baritone
    Conn 50H trombone
    Blue P-bone
    www.soundcloud.com/jweuph

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