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Difficulty:  III   Length:  5:45

Commissioned by the 2009 Euphonium Foundation Consortium

Bruce Fraser (b.1947) has a vast experience as a professional performer on Trombone and also as a composer, conductor and adjudicator. He has composed a large number of titles for Brass and Concert Band and has titles with about 17 publishers throughout Europe and US. Important recent commissions include a Trumpet Concerto for John Wallace and a Tuba Concerto for James Gourlay. With his wife, he runs Lomond Music.

"I met Adam Frey at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Cincinnati 2008. He invited me to write a work for him aimed at a particular level of student. The resulting work is a Euphonium Fantasy which uses musical letters from his name to form melodic cells. The basic form of the piece is a slow first half and fast second. The opening section allows for freedom of expression as well as showing off control and range in performance. The fast section is like a fast Spanish dance with lots of opportunities to show off technique. It was a pleasure to write for Adam and the recording is an absolute delight." - Bruce Fraser

Samples:  PDF  MP3

Parts:  BC and TC

Recorded on Beyond the Horizon-Volume 3

 

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