Euphonium

Hallows: Concerto for Euphonium and Orchestra (Solo Part Only)

Rudin, Rolf

$49.95

From Steven Mead: "The Hallows' is sure to become one fo the most important new euphonium concerti of the last ten years. Rolf Rudin is very well known in Germany as a fine composer of contemporary music and has written several major modern works for wind orchestra. Rolf was invited by the Stuttgart Phil, themselves champions of modern music, to compose a new work for solo instrument and orchestra and, remembering a promise he made to Steve several years before, nominated the euphonium as his chosen instrument. The orchestra asked for more details about this 'mysterious' instrument, and after Steve submitted a some recordings and a 'cheese-free' biography, the orchestra agreed to the choice of the euphonium. Rolf had several meetings with Steve to check out various tonal possibilities of the euphonium, mutings, glissandi, tonguings,and various other 'special effects'.

The resulting piece is very challenging and will gave the Stuttgart audience on wed. 21 November 2007 an imaginative taste of the possibilities of the euphonium. Of the theme of the piece, the composer Rolf Rudin writes: 'In Irish mythology it's said that a group of ancient magical people known as the Thuata de Danean came to Ireland- they were the original Irish Fairies - and they brought with them four sacred treasures, called 'The Hallows of Ireland'. So the piece has got a very mythical and epic atmosphere and the euphonium is something like the narrator or an old Druid who is telling the people something of this ancient and unknown time'.

PLEASE NOTE: AS OF YET THERE IS NO PIANO REDUCTION, THIS IS FOR THE SOLO PART ONLY! BOTH TREBLE CLEF AND BASS CLEF ARE INCLUDED!

solo parts included: BC, TC

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