Fantaisie and Variations on The Carnival of Venice (Arban, Jean-Baptiste) .. Alt ernative. Title. Composer, Arban, Jean-Baptiste. I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. Beatus vir, Op (Spada, Luca) · Bombardino Chorão (Reis, Elvis Washington) · Brass Trio in La grande méthode complète de cornet (Arban, Jean-Baptiste). The euphonium is a large, conical-bore, baritone-voiced brass instrument that derives its name and tuba basse; German Baryton, Tenorbass, and Tenorbasshorn; Italian baritono, bombardino, eufonio, and flicorno basso. .. at the University of North Texas, co-editor of “Arban’s Method for Trombone and Euphonium”.

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Euphonium – Wikipedia

However, there are a few works from the late Romantic period, in which composers wrote a part for tenor tubaall of which are played on the euphonium: Looks like they are driving right into the horn. Upon its invention, it was clear that the euphonium had, compared to its predecessors the serpent and ophicleide, a wide range and had a consistently rich, pleasing sound throughout that range.


Traditionally, three main national schools of euphonium playing have been discernible: A marching version of the euphonium may be found in a marching band, though it is often replaced by its smaller, easier-to-carry cousin, the marching baritone which has a similar bell and valve configuration to a trumpet. Second part of the phrase! Treble clef euphonium parts transposing down a major ninth are included in much concert band music: Beginner models often have only the three top-action valves, while some intermediate “student” models may have a fourth top-action valve, played with the fourth finger of the right hand.

Retrieved 29 January Depending on the manufacturer, the weight of these instruments can be straining to the average marcher and require great strength to hold during practices and performances, leading to nerve problems in the right pinky, a callus on the left hand, and possibly back and arm problems. Another form of the marching euphonium is the convertible euphonium.

Almost all brass bands in Britain perform regularly, particularly during the summer months. Listening again and again till it becomes easier Often, college players must either obtain a graduate degree and go on to teach at the college level, or audition for one of the major or regional military service bands. Euphoniums typically have extremely important parts in many marches such as those by John Philip Sousaand in brass band music of the British tradition.


In a mere four decades, the solo literature has expanded from virtually zero to thousands of pieces. Fantasias ; Variations ; For cornet, piano ; Scores featuring the cornet ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 2 players ; For tuba, wind band arr ; Scores featuring the tuba ; Scores featuring wind band ; For orchestra without strings ; For 2 trumpets, 2 trombones arr ; For 4 players ; Scores featuring the trumpet ; Scores featuring the trombone.

With the invention of the piston valve system c. The compensating valve system uses extra tubing, usually coming off of the back of the three upright valves, in order to achieve proper intonation in the lower range of the instrument. Modern day euphonium makers have been working to further enhance the construction of the euphonium. Retrieved from ” http: Due to limited vocational opportunities, there are a considerable number of relatively serious, quasi-professional avocational euphonium players participating in many higher-caliber unpaid ensembles.

Due to this dearth of performance opportunities, aspiring euphonium players in the United States are in a rather inconvenient position when seeking future employment. The lowest notes obtainable depend on the valve set-up of the instrument. The euphonium is a valved instrument.

This configuration utilized extra tubing, just as the three-plus-one compensating models did, in order to bring the notes C 2 and B 1 in tune. Javascript is required for this feature. Pages containing links to subscription-only content CS1 maint: Fantaisie and Variations on The Carnival of Venice Arban, Jean-Baptiste Genre Categories Fantasias ; Variations ; For cornet, piano ; Scores featuring the cornet ; Scores featuring the piano ; For 2 players ; For tuba, wind band arr ; Scores featuring the tuba ; Scores featuring wind band ; For orchestra without strings ; For 2 trumpets, 2 trombones arr ; For 4 players ; Scores featuring the trumpet ; Scores featuring the trombone.

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While this instrument is a conical-cylindrical bore hybrid, somewhere between the classic baritone horn and euphonium, it was almost universally labeled a “baritone” by both band directors and composers, thus contributing to the confusion of terminology in the United States. In British brass bands, it is typically treated as a treble-clef instrument, while in American band music, parts may be written in either treble clef or bass clef, or both.

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This three-valve compensating configuration is still available in British style baritone horns, usually on professional models. Unlike a generation or two ago, many colleges with music programs now offer students the opportunity to major in euphonium.

Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As with the other conical-bore instruments, the cornetflugelhornhornand tubathe euphonium’s tubing excepting the tubing in the valve section, which is necessarily cylindrical gradually increases in diameter throughout its length, resulting in a softer, gentler tone compared to cylindrical-bore instruments such as the trumpettrombonesudrophoneand baritone horn.


Compensating systems are expensive to build, and there is in general a substantial difference in price between compensating and non-compensating models. Even The Salvation Army has strong ties to the brass band world, as this was a common and practical musical genre in the s.

Didgeridoo Turntables used as instrument Studio as an instrument Harmonica Melodica Experimental musical instrument. Creative Commons Attribution 3. The “British-style” compensating euphonium was developed by David Blaikley inand has been in use in Britain with the basic construction little changed since then. As a baritone-voiced brass instrument, the euphonium traces its ancestry to the ophicleide and ultimately back to the serpent.

All instruments are chromatic down to E 2but four-valved instruments extend that down to at least C 2. In Britain, Australia and New Zealand the strongest euphonium players are most likely to find a position in a brass bandbut even though they often play at world-class levels, the members of the top brass bands are in most cases unpaid amateurs.

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Though the euphonium was, as previously noted, embraced from its earliest days by composers and arrangers in band settings, orchestral composers have, by and large, not taken advantage of this capability. Check it out at www.

The euphonium is not traditionally an orchestral instrument and has not been common in symphony orchestras. In addition, the euphonium is sometimes used in older orchestral works as a replacement for its predecessors, such as the ophicleideor, less correctly, the bass trumpet or the Wagner tubaboth of which are significantly different instruments, and still in use today. The five-valve euphonium noncompensating is an extremely rare variation of the euphonium manufactured in the late 19th and early 20th centuries by Britain’s Besson musical instrument company and Highams of Manchester Musical Instrument Company.

Since its invention inthe euphonium has always had an important role in ensembles, but solo literature was slow to appear, consisting of only a handful of lighter solos until the s. Carl Fischer List of euphonium players.