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A Loss to the Euphonium World

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I have just learned that the British euphoniumist Marcus Cutts has passed away at the age of 80. It was many years ago that a friend gave me a recording of Marcus - I believe he was playing To a Wild Rose, if memory serves. In any case, his name stuck in my mind because of the fine playing I heard on that recording. Here is an excerpt from an article on

"BR has been informed of the death of Marcus Cutt former principal euphonium with the Fairey Band. He was an integral member of the band that won a hat-trick of British Open victories in 191/62/63 and again in 1965 when the band achieved the double by wining the National Championships of Great Britain."

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