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    The Boys of the Old Brigade

    Just found this interesting march on the Marine Band's website where you can download some FREE mp3 files here:
    to save mp3, right click on play or pause, then save as, etc.

    After the intro, the low brass has the melody in the first strain. The second strain the higher voices take the melody while the low brass has a counter melody (listen to the tubas). In the Trio, the euphoniums have a beautiful and challenging counter melody.

    According to the liner notes, this was recorded at the Interlochen Bowl Music Camp June, 1978; George W. Wilson, conducting.

    // edited to correct link to mp3 //
    Last edited by RickF; 07-03-2017 at 09:57 PM.
    Rick Floyd
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    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    El Cumbanchero (excerpts)
    ; Raphael Hernandez, arr. Iwai from our Swing/Salsa concert 2018
    Video of above: El Cumbanchero:

  2. The Boys of the Old Brigade

    I have played this song in the local community band. I found it extremely challenging to learn in one night but it is an excellent piece for the euphonium.


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    I remember playing that one, and it's really fun. Attached are the TC and BC euphonium parts for those who like a challenge!
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
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    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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    Thanks Dave. I'll have to check this out.

    I corrected the link in post above. If you want to save the file as an mp3, 'right-click' on play or pause button, etc.

    Here's another link to YouTube version:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv8UQyb72HA
    Last edited by RickF; 07-03-2017 at 12:00 PM.
    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank


    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    El Cumbanchero (excerpts)
    ; Raphael Hernandez, arr. Iwai from our Swing/Salsa concert 2018
    Video of above: El Cumbanchero:

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    Dave and RickF

    Thanks for providing the Treble Clef version and the Youtube link. This will be a good summer project :-) I've printed the part and converted the file to an mp3. As I am an amateur, my next step is to place the mp3 file into the Amazing Slowdowner app which adjusts the tempo without changing the pitch.
    Euph Loosh
    Imperial by Boosey & Hawkes 4-valve Euphonium (mid-1950's)
    Kosikup 1 1/2 MP; Marcus Bonna case

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    Played this while in the 298th Army Band in Berlin, mid-1980s. Under the baton of CW3 David M. Smith (RIP). Great march, especially for us euphers.
    U.S. Army, Retired (built mid-Fifties)
    Adams E2 Euph (built 2017)
    Boosey & Co. Imperial Euph (built 1941)
    Edwards B454 Bass Trombone (built 2012)
    Boosey & Hawkes Imperial Eb tuba (built 1958)
    Kanstul 33-T lBBb tuba (built 2010)
    Shen 3/4 upright bass (who cares?)

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    FYI, Cimarron should be publishing my euphonium-tuba quartet arrangement of this later this year. I'm doing a collection of marches for a book, but they may be offered individually as well. I'm going for diversity in composers. The tentative list is:

    R.B. Hall
    Klohr
    Alford
    Teike
    Goldman
    Fillmore
    Chambers
    Jewell
    Johannes Hanssen (maybe)
    Sousa
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
    Twitter: davewerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    YouTube: dwerden
    Owner of TubaEuph.com, DWerden.com

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