This is the first in a new series of posts that are about playing popular (pop, Broadway, movie music, etc.) music on the euphonium. Many times in programming a recital I have included a pop song or two. It's a nice change of pace and freshens your audience. And it is a great way to improve your sense of phrasing, which will apply to other styles of music in many ways.

This song is from "Showboat," by Jerome Kern. The song here, "Bill," is a love song describing a boyfriend who appears fairly unremarkable in most ways. The lyrics at the end of one phrase are, "I love him; because he's... I don't know; because he's just my Bill."

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