Dos Santos, Fernando Diego
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This research illustrates the development of the euphonium in Brazil. The document consists of a timeline of the euphonium in the country, and an annotated bibliography of selected solo and chamber works that employ the instrument, written by Brazilian composers. Both the timeline and the bibliography present original research. The instrument is an essential part of traditional Brazilian music such as the wind bands and popular genres. The euphonium is already considered as unique in institutions and music festivals, and concert music composers are increasing their interest in the multiple facets of this sweet-voiced instrument. However, there is no research that has been dedicated to the history of the instrument in Brazil, its participation in ensembles and genres, and its collaborative performers and composers. Also, the improvement and variety of the original repertoire after the 2000s deserves documentation, through the creation of an annotated bibliography. This document will provide a foundation for further studies by euphonium scholars, and benefit the music academy in Brazil, due to the newness of the research.