A CD recording project of underrepresented works for euphonium
Leslie, Christopher Allen
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The solo repertoire for the euphonium is small in size, reflecting the fact that the repertoire was written almost exclusively in the 20th and 21st centuries. As a result of this limited repertoire in addition to the relatively small number of performers creating professional recordings, the discography is incomplete. This project seeks to address this issue by creating a CD recording of both original works for euphonium as well as repertoire borrowed from other instruments: Concerto, Op. 114 by Derek Bourgeois; Sonata for Euphonium and Piano by John Hennecken; Five Portraits from Middle Earth by Rodney Newton; Cascades by Allen Vizzutti; The Morning Song by Roger Kellaway; and Someone to Watch Over Me by George Gershwin, arranged by Joseph Turrin. This document discusses the background of the compositions and composers as well as the existing recordings and academic literature, provides justification for why these works have been included in the project, and provides discussion and analysis of the musical characteristics of the works as a resource for performers.