Solo Euphonium solo and Piano accompaniment - Advanced
By Robert & Nicholas Childs. By Various. Arranged by Eric Wilson. Monti's showpiece plus three other titles. Light Concert. Piano score and parts. With Standard Notation. Winwood Music #0078. Published by Winwood Music (WO.0078).
One of our best-selling albums, Czardas contains four pieces:
Monti’s virtuosic showpiece for the violin has long been a favourite. This arrangement gives the soloist the opportunity to display the full range of technical and musical skills, whether in the rich, lugubrious slow introduction or in the bustling allegro vivace which follows.
Largo al Factotum
In this celebrated aria from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Figaro, the eponymous hairdresser of the opera, tells of his life at everyone’s beck and call. Figaro’s hectic lifestyle was perfectly expressed in musical terms by Rossini and provides a magnificent tour de force for the modern euphonium player.
Since its composition in 1888, this, the first melody to proclaim Elgar’s genius across the world, has been a firm favourite, appearing in many versions. This composer himself made several, and this arrangement borrows some of his counter-melodies. Elgar wrote the piece for his wife-to-be, inspired by a poem she had penned under the apt title Liebesgrüss – Love’s Greeting. Its yearning intervals seem tailor-made for the euphonium.
Eric Ball, doyen of brass band composers and arrangers, made this arrangement duet expressly for Robert and Nicholas Childs, treating the lovely Welsh melody with the taste and sensitivity for which he is renowned the world over.