Fantasy for Euphonium (piano reduction)
by Philip Sparke
Euphonium - Sheet Music

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Chamber Ensemble Euphonium & Piano (euphonium, piano) - difficult

SKU: CN.R70024

Composed by Philip Sparke. Chamber Music. Piano reduction. Duration 9:00. Published by G & M Brand Music Publishers (CN.R70024).

One of the earliest of Sparke's fantastic works for euphonium, the "Fantasy" features lyrical and technical passages including some triple tonguing. The work alternates an atmospheric recitative with a driving allegro section. It has quickly become a standard in the repertoire.

An atmospheric 'Lento' sets the scene for a folk-like theme from the soloist with an almost Scottish feel, which is freely played over a drone. This leads to an 'Allegro giusto,' still based on the opening motif of a minor 3rd which unifies the whole piece. The material is neo-classical initially until a freewheeling and fragmentary second subject appears. A slow middle section follows requiring warm expressive playing, before a recapitulation of the 'recit' and the 'Allegro giusto' bring this fine miniature to a close.