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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 Concertofor 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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