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  • davewerden
    Administrator
    • Nov 2005
    • 11138

    New Article about the Double Bell Euphonium

    I tried to cover the topic thoroughly (within reason), borrowing from a masters degree term paper I did in 1993 and adding a bunch more. There are some nice photos and links to a video collection showing many aspects of using a DB:

    https://www.dwerden.com/forum/conten...onium-What-Why
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
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  • davewerden
    Administrator
    • Nov 2005
    • 11138

    #2
    BTW, I did this article mostly because the Double-Bell Euphoniums group on Facebook has been attracting some new members who have no idea what a DB is. Some ask questions like, "What does the little bell do?" It seemed more sensible to have a "reference" post there to answer most of the newbie questions.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
    Alliance Mouthpiece DC3, Wick 4AL, Wick 4ABL
    YouTube: dwerden
    Facebook: davewerden
    Twitter: davewerden
    Instagram: davewerdeneuphonium

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    • RickF
      Moderator
      • Jan 2006
      • 3871

      #3
      Pretty interesting article Dave on the DB euphonium with pictures too! There’s only one piece of music that I can remember where it called for the smaller bell. It was “Light Cavalry Overture” by Franz von Suppe. There has to be more I’m sure. There’s a snapshot of the baritone part first page where at letter ‘A’ it says, ‘Trom Bell’. We had a eupher many years ago who played a Buescher double bell euphonium. Sadly he’s passed away now. Picture shared below of us clowning around with him at intermission.
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      Last edited by RickF; 02-16-2024, 02:13 PM.
      Rick Floyd
      Miraphone 5050 - Warburton BJ / RF mpc

      "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
      Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches

      El Cumbanchero (Raphael Hernandez, arr. Naohiro Iwai)
      The Cowboys (John Williams, arr. James Curnow)
      Festive Overture (Dmitri Shostakovich)

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      • Clutch
        Member
        • Jan 2017
        • 39

        #4
        Great Article Dave! Thanks! I thought I was pretty informed on the Double Bell already, but I learned some new things too.
        Doug Prowant
        Former Band Director, Current IT Nerd
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