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  1. Concerto performance w/ orchestra (Livestream via YouTube)

    Hello everyone,

    I'd like to do some shameless promotion here and spread the word about an upcoming performance I have with the Frost Symphony Orchestra here at the University of Miami. I've been...
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    WTB: Carbon Fiber belly guard

    I've had absolutely no luck in tracking down anyone who still makes these, so if you have one lying around I'd be happy to take it off your hands!

    Carbon Fiber belly guard for Besson Prestige...
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    I tried both the 12' and 11.5' models at ITEC....

    I tried both the 12' and 11.5' models at ITEC. They were both good but I enjoyed the 11.5' version better, I do believe it had a heavier bell. Outside of the Prestige and Yamaha 842 it was one of the...
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    WTB: Denis Wick 3AL

    Title says it all. Condition is not particularly important. Large shank.
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    Newer Besson Prestiges are the "easiest" horns...

    Newer Besson Prestiges are the "easiest" horns I've ever played, but I would rank the Yamaha and Adams horns very closely behind in that regard.
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    Will the Shires have a better low range than the...

    Will the Shires have a better low range than the Willson? That's the one big thing that would set it apart for me.
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    Congratulations to Logan!

    Congratulations to Logan!
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    The Weber bassoon concerto is also great on euph...

    The Weber bassoon concerto is also great on euph - quite a bit tougher than the Mozart but still very playable. Roland Froscher recorded it with orchestra on his CD.
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    It all depends on what your price range. If you...

    It all depends on what your price range. If you can afford it, then I would certainly recommend the higher-end horns from Besson, Willson, Yamaha, Miraphone, and the like.

    I tried the new Wessex...
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    I'll definitely make sure to carve out time to...

    I'll definitely make sure to carve out time to see this while I'm there!
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    Perhaps a theme-and-variations? There's the...

    Perhaps a theme-and-variations? There's the traditional ones like Carnival of Venice, Napoli, and Endearing Young Charms, but you could just as well do a modern one, such as Peter Graham's Brillante...
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    "Diamond-plated mouthpieces" sounds like the...

    "Diamond-plated mouthpieces" sounds like the topic of an Onion music article.
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    I concur with everyone else. My main takeway from...

    I concur with everyone else. My main takeway from playing the Tornister euph was "wow, that was lots of fun to play."
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    So...UFO Concerto, then?

    So...UFO Concerto, then?
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    The Holy Well by Peter Graham and Summer Isles by...

    The Holy Well by Peter Graham and Summer Isles by Phillip Sparke, both excerpts taken from larger brass band works, are beautiful euphonium solos around the 4 minutes mark. They both have piano...
  16. It depends on what kinds of pieces you choose to...

    It depends on what kinds of pieces you choose to play. A lot of the rep written specifically for tuba quartet is very technical and would be very difficult/near impossible on trombone.

    I...
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    US Army Field Band Vacancy

    http://www.armyfieldband.com/careers/field-band-vacancies
  18. Based on what you just said above, then I would...

    Based on what you just said above, then I would look towards some "mid-size" bass bone mouthpieces - Schilke 58 and Bach 1 1/2G being the prime examples.

    I started my bass trombone playing on a...
  19. As a euph-bass trombone doubler myself, I would...

    As a euph-bass trombone doubler myself, I would find it pretty much impossible to play the same mouthpiece on both.

    If I were to use my Alliance DC2 on a bass trombone, I would not have any issues...
  20. I would like to know this information myself....

    I would like to know this information myself. It's a fantastic arrangement, and as usual great playing by Mr. Vanderweele.
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    Updated with information with Dave's Euphonium...

    Updated with information with Dave's Euphonium Music Guide, and with the Barfield and Hovhaness concertos.
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    Have you tried any or all of these mouthpieces?...

    Have you tried any or all of these mouthpieces? That's the only way to know how well they work for you.

    For what it's worth, more euphonium players today probably use a Schilke 51D more than any...
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    Sometimes contacting the composer directly is the...

    Sometimes contacting the composer directly is the right move! Mr. Aagaard-Nilsen was very swift and helpful in his response.
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    Thank you so much! I have used the Repertoire...

    Thank you so much! I have used the Repertoire Guide, but not your resource. I will be sure to scour that.
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    Making a list of euphonium concertos

    Hello all,

    I have started a little project recently - I am attempting to catalog every known euphonium concerto into a single spreadsheet.

    I am looking to only document pieces that meet the...
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