Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Suitable Cuts to "An American Portrait" by Lewis Buckley

  1. #1

    Suitable Cuts to "An American Portrait" by Lewis Buckley

    I have a student preparing this piece for State Solo & Ensemble Contest in Indiana. ISSMA only allows students 5 minutes to perform. We are to make suitable cuts to music that is longer than 5 minutes. "An American Portrait" is about 7.5 minutes in length. Does anyone have any idea where to cut this solo?

  2. #2
    Welcome to the forum!

    I don't have a ready answer for you, but some others here might. Or you could ask your band director for advice.

    Even better, if you are on Facebook you could message the arranger:
    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,

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Hidden Valley, AZ
    I've played it several times, you might really rip thru the opening cadenza, and lose the "Battle Hymn" without hurting anything.

    3 notes and the truth.

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

  4. #4
    I've PMed Lew to tip him off to this thread.
    David Bjornstad

    1923 Conn New Wonder 86I, Bach 6 1/2 AL
    2018 Wessex EP100 Dolce, Denis Wick 4ABL
    2013 Jinbao JBEP-1111L, Denis Wick 4AM
    2015 Jinbao JBBR-1240, Denis Wick clone mouthpiece of unknown designation
    Cullman (AL) Community Band (Euph Section Leader)
    Brass Band of Huntsville (2nd Bari)

Tags for this Thread


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts