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    Baritone Horn Solo Music - Share your Recommendations!

    I am on the prowl to build up my collection of baritone horn solos and was wondering if anyone has some ideas.

    For next year, I have two pieces organised;

    Lied - Eugene Bozza (originally for Trumpet)
    Valse Caprice - Percy Code (in a book of 11 solos originally for Cornet)

    The second is for the Australian National Brass Band Competition 2018, in Melbourne, however I also have other eisteddfods and competitions I want to attend so I need more music.

    So what would you suggest? Anything (slow melodies included) is good and I am at a grade 7(wish) standard.

    Thanks in advance!
    Jarrod Handley

    Besson Sovereign BE955 Baritone Horn - Denis Wick 6BS

  2. The Neruda Trumpet Concerto works really well on baritone. The second movement, in particular, is lovely if you are looking for a slow melody piece. You can find it on http://www.freesheetmusic.net/neruda...n%20E-flat.pdf .

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    I don't play baritone often, but here is one slow melody piece I did on baritone horn:

    Schubert An Die Musik:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmoILRqZ2Ks

    Here are some I've done on euphonium:

    Holst Song without Words (from his 2nd Suite in F):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRlyUVXTg-U

    On Wings of Song by Mendelssohn:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DTo2aB8xrY

    Mendelssohn For the Mountains Shall Depart:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IE5UD-RuGXw

    If you can transpose treble clef music in concert pitch, I can suggest some other interesting songs from the pop realm.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
    Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba
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  4. Some great baritone solos can be found on Kristy Rowe's website....I ordered the book that has many of the parts from her Romanze CD (which is also quite excellent in its own right)

    https://kristy-rowe.com/

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    Thanks for the suggestions so far. This is a brilliant start!

    Dave, I have no issue reading bass clef, or tenor of that matter. Fortunately playing trombone for a few years gave me some skills.
    Jarrod Handley

    Besson Sovereign BE955 Baritone Horn - Denis Wick 6BS

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    Ellerby Baritone Concerto
    Frost School of Music (UMiami) - BM Euphonium Performance '21


    Besson Prestige 2052 Euphonium - Alliance DC2
    Bach 50B3 Bass Trombone - Denis Wick 00AL
    Olds P-16 "Custom" Trombone - Yamaha 48

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    In recitals I like to pull in one or two selections from popular or Broadway music. Here are some that I have done over the years:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...F5JcyBiDcb22Zb

    Most times the sheet music link is available if you read the whole YouTube description. And most of those links are to a piano/vocal score. The beauty of today's world (also a curse in some ways) is that you can buy sheet music online and download it immediately. Most of what I play on the list above was as piano with vocal in concert pitch. So I had to mentally transpose up a step from the vocal part to put myself in the right place for a treble clef player (which, at heart, I am). However, the price is quite low for these songs, and many offer the ability to transpose to any key. If you are not comfortable with the transposition I just described, you can order 2 copies. Get one to print in the concert key you choose and use that copy for the piano, and print the other up a full step so you can read it easily. But in the long run it is good for any of us to lean to play from a concert-pitch vocal part so we can open a whole new realm of choices!
    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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    The Ellerby concerto is one on my list to look at; it's certainly going to take some work if I get it!

    Thanks for the link, Dave.

    I hadn't thought about reading up on concert-pitch parts; that will make things a lot easier! Years of Christmas carol events have taught me that skill so I shall apply it to other performances.
    Jarrod Handley

    Besson Sovereign BE955 Baritone Horn - Denis Wick 6BS

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    I've gotten orders for this from baritone players:
    https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title...row_by=Ballade

  10. Apologies for the replying to an older thread, but I wanted to add my recommendation for the Ellerby Concerto. It's definitely a challenge but a very enjoyable work to learn!

    I would also recommend looking up recordings of Katrina Marzella, she has some wonderful repertoire on Youtube and her CD album (which includes the Ellerby)
    Some other pieces that were specifically composed for baritone that might be work checking out:

    Donegal Bay by Paul Lovatt-Cooper
    The Healing Power of Flame by Tom Davoren (written for Kristy Rowe)
    Willson 2900 TA-1 Euphonium - Denis Wick 4AM
    Yamaha YSL-643 Trombone - Benge Marcellus
    F.E. Olds Special Trombone (ca. 1941) - Faxx 7C

    Past:
    York Preference 3067 Euphonium - Denis Wick 4AL
    Benge 165F Trombone - Benge Marcellus
    Wessex BR140 Baritone - Denis Wick 6BS

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