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Possible euphonium solo with Wind Band?

Our Band is playing a fairly new piece (2003) to feature one of our very fine trumpet players. It's simply called a "Trumpet Concerto" by Satoshi Yagisawa. We've been rehearsing this piece for the past 4 or 5 weeks and will play it at our 'Stars Concert' this coming Saturday. I really like the piece and wonder if it might work as a euphonium featured solo with band. What do you all think?

Although it's technically a grade '5', I don't think it's that difficult. The range is good... from low concert 'F' to a high 'Bb', and not really too technical. It's about 12 minutes in length. What is interesting to me is that it's not in 3 movements, but sounds like there could be movement separations. It's starts off in key of concert 'Eb', then what sounds like a second movement, goes to 'Db'. For the finish, it's back to 'Eb'. If I were to divide the piece into movements, it would be, Allegro, (cadenza) Larghetto, then Allegro again with another cadenza with a Grandioso finish.

This was a commissioned piece by the Central Air Defense Force Band, Japan. We've done some other pieces by Yagisawa in the past, the best of which was, "Machu Picchu", or City in the Sky.

Here's a link to listen to this great piece for trumpet... or maybe euphonium.

"Trumpet Concerto" - Yagisawa

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