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Repertoire

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
RUTTI Carl Metamorphosis 
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. 

ALFEN                                    Valflickans Dance                                                         
CAPUZZI Concerto in F (Double Bass)
ELGAR Salut D’Amour
FAURE Elegie in C Minor
HAYDN Concerto in C Major (Cello)
HUMMEL Concerto in F Major (Bassoon)
HUMMEL Fantasy
GLENNIE A Little Prayer
JENKINS Benedictus from the Armed Man
MONTI Czardas
MORRICONE Gabriel’s Oboe from the Mission
MOZART Concerto in B-flat (Bassoon)
MOZART Rondo all Turka
PAGANINI Carnival of Venice
PAGANINI Moto Perpetuo
PARRY Myfanwy
PUCCINI Nessun Dorma
RACHMANINOV Vocalise
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV       Flight of the Bumble Bee
ROSSINI Introduction Theme & Variations
ROSSINI Prelude Theme & Variations
SAINT-SAENS The Swan
SAINT-SAENS Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso
SARASATE Zigeunerweisen - Gypsy Airs
TCHAIKOVSKY Rococo Variations
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.

Valflickansdans                                              Alven           
Czardas Monti      
Arioso & Allegro            Fiocco
Solo Piano Feature                   TBC
Caoine  Stanford
La Preciuse  Couperin
Fantasy 

Hummel    

                                                                                              

 INTERVAL   

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    
Fantasia Gordon Jacob
Lento Joseph Horovitz
Symphonic Rhapsody  Edward Gregson


INTERVAL

Euphonium Music                                      Brian Bowen      
Sarejevo Song & Greek Dance                   Philip Wilby     
Skunk  Simon Parkin
Romanza & Troika Karl Jenkins

 

EUPHONISMS - HEAVY METAL

Contemporary Music for Euphonium & Piano

City in the Sea V2                   Nigel Clarke       
Sonata Brevis  Rodney Newton
Euphonisms Elena Firsova
Sonata for Euphonium Alun Hodinnott
Sparta Peter Meechan

 

VERSATILE VIRTUOSO - THE VOICE OF THE EUPHONIUM

                      Original, Classical, Melodic & Virtuosic.                           

Fantasy Hummel
Piece en forme de Habenera Ravel
Soliliquies  John Stevens
Peace Golland
Finale from Concerto in C Major  Haydn
Due Tramonti  Einaudi
Napoli  Bellstedt
Macushla MacMurrough
Zigeunerweisen Sarasate


'KARL JENKINS: INSPIRED' 

A Recital Celebrating the Music of Karl Jenkins CBE

Touring in 2014 Karl's 70th Birthday year

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 info@davechilds.co