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    Graf Zeppelin (The Conqueror)

    Here's a vote for "Graf Zeppelin" (published in the US as "The Conqueror"). Beautiful euphonium melody (gets up there too) in the trio, which becomes a countermelody when the theme repeats, and lots of euphonium activity elsewhere as well. It's recorded on the album "Heritage of the March, Vol. 63 - Oh! What Beautiful Euphonium Sounds, or, The Youffer's Nightmare", and lots of YouTube videos (I especially like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzyNGe5qW4A )


    --Frank


    PS: The march was published prior to WW I, so the title "Graf Zeppelin" refers to the Count, not one of his airships (or the aircraft carrier).

  2. Great march, great recording..

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    That's a nice march with a great euph part! Their euph section even gets to take a bow in the end. Carl Teike wrote some great marches with Alte Kameraden (Old Comrade) being one of my favorites.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Interesting seating arrangement for the band--tubas & euphs far left as we look...
    But what's that lone euph player doing over on the other side of the band?
    Doesn't look like he's playing a baritone...anyone notice that mislocated euphonium???
    Jim

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    Jim,
    Yes, I noticed that. Poor guy must have done something wrong. At first I thought maybe he was helping the bassoons, but watching his fingers, he was playing the euph part.

    I don't like seeing the euphs seated on the "squeaky side" of the band, but I've noticed this seating arrangement in other bands from Europe.
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    Cell phone video of : El Cumbanchero:

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    I was also intrigued by that, so I looked at some other recordings (by the same group?) at that location. In the other cases, the musicians were playing the oval style instruments, and I didn't spot the other musician, so no clues there. I suspect that the Lone Eupher is a bassoonist who doubles on euphonium.

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    I found "Graf Zeppelin" (or The Conqueror) by Carl Teike played by an excellent band in Tyrolean, Austria, "Musikkapelle Villnoss". From one of the remarks below the video, this valley only has 2500 residents to support a wind ensemble like this. Impressive. The 4 euphs all look to be playing the same model horn so they match very well. Maybe the Yamaha-321.

    Graf Zeppelin -Carl Teike; Musikkapelle Villn÷▀ - Osterkonzert 2010 (Easter Concert 2010)
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    When the Saints Go Marching In (arr. Mashima) at ACB Conference Ft. Lauderdale
    Cell phone video of : El Cumbanchero:

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    The 4 euphs all look to be playing the same model horn so they match very well. Maybe the Yamaha-321.
    I found another video of one of their euphers playing "Harlequin" - (Philip Sparke) with the band all from memory. His name is Tobias Leitner. He's playing 3+1 non-compensator so pretty sure this is a Yamaha-621. If interested, you can watch here:
    Last edited by RickF; 04-23-2018 at 10:33 AM.
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    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
    When the Saints Go Marching In (arr. Mashima) at ACB Conference Ft. Lauderdale
    Cell phone video of : El Cumbanchero:

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    The German wind band instrumentation generally calls for Tenorhorn I and Tenorhorn II (these would be the oval, small-bore horns); and then Baryton. The tenorhorn parts (not to be confused with the British brass band tenorhorn) are written in treble clef Bb, and the Baryton parts are written in bass clef.

    I've played within German military bands on a few occasions in "Partnership" concerts. The tenorhorns generally sit on the left as you're looking at the band. The Baryton(s) generally sit fairly close to the tubas and other bass voices. I suspect the Lone Eupher is playing the Baryton part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RickF View Post
    I found another video of one of their euphers playing "Harlequin" - (Philip Sparke) with the band all from memory. His name is Tobias Leitner. He's playing 3+1 non-compensator so pretty sure this is a Yamaha-621. If interested, you can watch here:
    This boy is a very good euphonium player, I saw another video on youtube where he play " Scaramouche" with an Adams euphonium.
    I'm wrong, the guy who plays " Scaramouche" is called Tobias Reifer. I'm sorry.
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