Beyond the Horizon - Volume 2 continues the series dedicated to highlighting new repertoire for the euphonium. Ranging from William Brusick's powerful and triumphant Concerto for Euphonium to the sublime lyrical writing of Jiro Censhu's duet The Windows Open to the Ocean to the Mahlerian influences and turmoil in James Stephenson's Sonata for Euphonium, Beyond the Horizon - Volume 2 highlights the diverse style and abilities of the euphonium. Also included are pieces influenced by the Salvation Army traditions: a classic fantasy by Philip Catelinet, Call of the Seasons, and young composer Martin Mikles with the charming work, The Journey Home. Featured last is great friend of the euphonium, Scott Stewart on saxophone in Barbara York's Conversations for Saxophone, Euphonium, and Piano. International pianist and accompanist, Michael Fennelly brings the various works alive whether performing as a "mini wind or brass band" in the Brusick and Catelinet, a spirited partner in the Stephenson, or a refined tonal palette in the Censhu and Mikles. I hope this is another fine addition to the growing repertoire and enlightens audiences around the world to the great new music for the euphonium." -- Adam Frey
BTH - Vol. 2 features a number of works that have recently won awards:
Soanta for Euphonium by James Stephenson - 2008 FINALIST, Harvey Phillips Award for Composition
Conversations by Barbara York, 2006 WINNER, Harvey Phillips Award for Composition in Chamber Music
BTH - Vol. 2 features a number of works recently selected for the 2010 Falcone Festival and Competition:
Sonata for Euphonium by James Stephenson - 2010 Falcone Artist Division - Semi-Final Round
Call of the Seasons by Philip Catelinet - 2010 Student Division - Final Round
Click the titles to be taken to the sheet music links for each piece.