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  1. The Liberty Bell

    This piece might be a little less complex than most marches, but I like it because it spreads the melody out between the different sections of the group playing. Everyone gets their chance to shine, and I like that about it.

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    Indeed.

    My fav Sousa is "Manhattan Beach" as the euphs have a counter-counter part in the trio.

    My fav march of all time is "Brookes' Chicago Marine Band March".

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    Quote Originally Posted by highpitch View Post
    My fav Sousa is "Manhattan Beach" as the euphs have a counter-counter part in the trio.
    You know, if I remember correctly, my favorite part is in the trio where the clarinets have this cool obbligato in 16th notes. (I wish the euph's had it!)
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    Yep, the clarinets do indeed have that sweet part. And that euph part is usually lost in the trio as everything else is dominant.

    Dennis
    One show at a time...


    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard, Wick 4AL
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original, Bach 5GS

  5. Though I love the song in general, the main reason it is my favorite is that I can actually play the piece without much struggle. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvissoc View Post
    Though I love the song in general, the main reason it is my favorite is that I can actually play the piece without much struggle. :-)
    Welcome to the forum! Liberty Bell is a fine march, and I agree it is not too tough from a "notes" point of view. But if you want to keep challenging yourself a little, pay close attention to the dynamics. Also, it's a great piece for perfecting your 6/8 "feel" as you play. That's the neat thing about it! You can play it now, but it can provide lots of interest for a long time if you use it as a tool to work on these things.
    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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