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  • MarChant
    Senior Member
    • Feb 2016
    • 191

    O Ruddier than the Cherry

    Inspired by the story of well-known 19th Century Ophicleide player Sam Hughes, who was famous for playing this aria. I had never heard of it but after listening to some vocal performances on YouTube I thought I would give it a try. I used a generic score with Piano accompaniment by youraccompanist.com.
    (Only later I found out that there are several versions of this aria published and "arranged" for Euphonium, Barytone or Ophicleide. I don't really get what they "arranged" as you can literally just play the original solo part like I did.)

    "O Ruddier than the Cherry", aria for Bass solo from the Opera "Acis and Galatea" by G.F. Händel.

    First I played it on my pre-1868 Saxhorn by A.H. Rott: https://youtu.be/1sFR_1SWycY?si=zDs6BcfxWPLqciuN

    Then I was curious how it would sound on modern Euphonium. I happened to have my Wessex Festivo at the ready, but unfortunately only with the stock mouthpiece: https://youtu.be/OuD1G5hRDL0?si=8Mk7di3HFKQgfnI2

    Maybe someday I'll try it on my Hirsbrunner, if it turns out people like to hear me play...
    Martin Monné

    My collection of Brass Instruments
  • deVisée
    Junior Member
    • Mar 2023
    • 18

    #2
    Originally posted by MarChant View Post
    "O Ruddier than the Cherry", aria for Bass solo from the Opera "Acis and Galatea" by G.F. Händel.
    That is great, tx for this!

    I've played this Aria before too, but the accompanying flauto part on a sopranino recorder, not your Polyphemus part...
    Adams E2 Custom Series - SS Bell
    Besson 765 4v non-comp

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    • enhite
      Senior Member
      • May 2012
      • 270

      #3
      Interesting to hear on both instruments. Thanks for posting.

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