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Thread: Fred Dart Euphonium - Haydn Cello Concerto - Adagio

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    Fred Dart Euphonium - Haydn Cello Concerto - Adagio

    I am going to include the entire Fred Dart album in my Historic Euphonium playlist on YouTube. Here is the first installment! (Thanks for Rick for providing me a little text to use in the YT description, when he posted a note after Mr. Dart's passing.)

    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams Artist (Adams E3)
    Alliance Mouthpiece (DC4)
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    West Palm Beach, FL
    Very nice! That sounds a lot better than the cassette copy Fred gave me long ago. Back then I asked him why he took it up an octave later in that piece. He said, “Because I could”. Tone, style and intonation was spot on to my ear.

    Thanks for doing this Dave.
    Rick Floyd
    Miraphone 5050 - Warburton Brandon Jones sig mpc
    YEP-641S (on long-term loan to grandson)
    Doug Elliott - 102 rim; I-cup; I-9 shank

    "Always play with a good tone, never louder than lovely, never softer than supported." - author unknown.
    Symphonic Band of the Palm Beaches
    Russian Christmas Music (Alfred Reed)
    El Relicario (Jose Padilla; arr. R. Longfield)

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    Just before I auditioned for The U.S. Army Band in early 1971, I was at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. I played quite a bit with Fred Dart and picked his brain on auditioning in the several months leading up to the actual audition, as I learned at UNM that Fred had been the euphonium soloist with the U.S. Air Force Band in Washington, D.C. He was very helpful. I wasn't a music major, but a math major, but I did play in the Wind Ensemble, and Fred was kind enough to do some playing with me sort of off the books. I also played in the pep band for basketball games, and Fred was the director. He always wore very sharp and flashy type clothes to the games. Sort of like Doc Severinson on the Tonight Show. He would show up at the game and make a grand entrance with a long trench coat on, then take it off to reveal his clothes for the evening to the great delight of the crowd. Some fancy stores in the area would provide him with his outfits for the games. It was kind of a big deal. He was a great guy. I have some very good memories of Fred Dart.
    John Morgan
    The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own) 1971-1976
    Adams E3 Custom Series Euphonium, Wessex EP-100 Dolce Euphonium, 1956 B&H Imperial Euphonium
    Adams TB1 Tenor Trombone, Yamaha YBL-822G Bass Trombone
    Wessex TE-360 Bombino Eb Tuba
    Rapid City New Horizons & Municipal Bands (Euphonium)
    Black Hills Symphony Orchestra (Bass Trombone), Powder River Symphony, Gillette, WY (Tenor Trombone)
    Black Hills Brass Quintet (Tuba)


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