The euphonium is widely recognised and frequently featured as a solo instrument at the most virtuosic level. David’s repertoire is vast, crossing a variety of genres and instrumentations.
The quantity and variety of solo repertoire written for euphonium and symphonic wind band, brass band or piano is considerable. For such instrumentations programming is limitless with countless original concert works, showpieces, transcriptions, and concerti available.
Quality repertoire for euphonium and orchestra is also increasing rapidly with world-class composers being drawn towards this unique combination. Below you will find David’s selected list of contemporary concerto literature for euphonium:
|AAGAARD-NILSEN Torstein||Concerto for Euphonium & Orchestra|
|BOURGEOIS Derek||Concerto for Euphonium & Orchestra|
|CLARKE Nigel||City In the Sea|
|COSMA Vladimir||Concerto for Euphonium & Orchestra|
|CURNOW James||Symphonic Variants|
|DE MEIJ Johan||UFO Concerto|
|ELLERBY Martin||Concerto for Euphonium & Orchestra|
|ELLERBY Martin||Earthrise – Chamber Winds & 18 Part String Orchestra|
|GOLLAND John||Concerto No.1 for Euphonium & Orchestra|
|HILL Kevin||Concerto for Euphonium & Orchestra|
|HODDINOTT Alun||Sunne Rising – The King Will Ride|
|HOROVITZ Joseph||Concerto for Euphonium & Orchestra|
|HOWARTH Elgar||Stories of Saroyan|
|JENKINS Karl||Concerto for Euphonium & Orchestra|
|LINDBERG Christian||Ollie & the Steam Boat Jetty|
|LINKOLA Jukka||Concerto for Euphonium & Orchestra|
|MEECHAN Peter||Three Stories…Three Worlds|
|MICHEL Jean Francois||Concerto for Euphonium|
|RUDIN Rolf||The Hallows|
|SCOTT Andy||The Lure of the Red Jacket|
|WILBY Philip||Concerto for Euphonium & Orchestra|
|WOOD Gareth||Concerto for Euphonium|
The euphonium is a comparatively young solo voice and although many of the finest contemporary composers are beginning to write for the instrument, it has little solo repertoire from the master composers of yesteryear to call its own. Through skillfully crafted transcriptions and arrangements David continues to develop a ‘classical’ repertoire for euphonium from Morricone to Mozart and Saint-Saens to Sarasate!
David has performed several of the selected transcriptions for euphonium & orchestra listed below at events such as the BBC Proms in the Park (Manchester & Swansea), the BBC Radio 2’s ‘Friday Night is Music Night’, the BBC Blue Peter Prom and the Last Night of the Welsh Proms.
|CAPUZZI||Concerto in F (Double Bass)|
|FAURE||Elegie in C Minor|
|HAYDN||Concerto in C Major (Cello)|
|HUMMEL||Concerto in F Major (Bassoon)|
|GLENNIE||A Little Prayer|
|JENKINS||Benedictus from the Armed Man|
|MORRICONE||Gabriel’s Oboe from the Mission|
|MOZART||Concerto in B-flat (Bassoon)|
|MOZART||Rondo all Turka|
|PAGANINI||Carnival of Venice|
|RIMSKY-KORSAKOV||Flight of the Bumble Bee|
|ROSSINI||Introduction Theme & Variations
|ROSSINI||Prelude Theme & Variations|
|SAINT-SAENS||Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso|
|SARASATE||Zigeunerweisen - Gypsy Airs|
|WEBER||Concerto in F Major (Bassoon)|
In addition to performing as a guest soloist with various ensembles David can often be found performing as a Recital Artist at Festivals & Music Societies throughout the world. In the UK he regularly performs with pianists Chris Williams, Harvey Davies & John Wilson.
Having given recitals at the Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Bridgewater Hall, and been the recipient of the both the Countess of Munster & Making Music's prestigious recital scheme awards David has developed a wide range of repertoire and an imaginative approach to programming over the years. Specific requests from promoters are always welcomed, and where possible a premiere performance of a new work is included in many of David's programmes.
Below you will find two evening programmes with interval (both of which can be condensed into a shorter lunchtime format) and two lunchtime (50-60 min) programme (both of which can be augmented into a longer evening format). These sample programmes are regularly used by David. Also listed is repertoire for a new Karl Jenkins inspired programme which David will be touring with during Karl's 70th birthday year: 2014.
NO STRINGS ATTACHED!
A Brassy take on Classics from the Masters.
|Arioso & Allegro||Fiocco|
|Solo Piano Feature||TBC|
|Introduction Theme & Variations||Rossini|
|Hear My Prayer||Mendelssohn|
|Sonata in F Major||Marcello|
|Solo Piano Feature||TBC|
|Adagio & Rondo||Mozart|
|Apres un Reve||Faure|
|Carnival of Venice||Paganini|
EUPHONY - A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME
A chronological account of the euphonium & its eclectic repertoire.
|Morceau De Concours||Edward Barrat|
|Symphonic Rhapsody||Edward Gregson|
|Euphonium Music||Brian Bowen|
|Sarejevo Song & Greek Dance||Philip Wilby|
|Romanza & Troika||Karl Jenkins|
EUPHONISMS - HEAVY METAL
Contemporary Music for Euphonium & Piano
|City in the Sea V2||Nigel Clarke|
|Sonata Brevis||Rodney Newton|
|Sonata for Euphonium||Alun Hodinnott|
VERSATILE VIRTUOSO - THE VOICE OF THE EUPHONIUM
Original, Classical, Melodic & Virtuosic.
|Piece en forme de Habenera||Ravel|
|Finale from Concerto in C Major||Haydn|
'KARL JENKINS: INSPIRED'
A Recital Celebrating the Music of Karl Jenkins CBE
Programme to feature Karls's Euphonium Concerto & New settings of his most popular works.
|The Juggler from Euphonium Concerto|
|Romanza from Euphonium Concerto|
|It Takes Two from Euphonium Concerto|
|A Troika? Tidy! from Euphonium Concerto|
|Benedictus from The Armed Man|
|Allegretto from Palladio|
|Lament from Stabat Mater|
|Bea from Tlep|
|Hymn from Adiemus: Songs of Sanctuary|
|Mare Crisium from Imagined Oceans|
|Myfanwy from This Land of Ours|
|St Declan's Drone from Adiemus: Eternal Knot|
|Danny Boy from River Queen|
For further information on repertoire, or for enquiries regarding concert bookings please email firstname.lastname@example.org