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  The Euphonium
The euphonium is a brass instrument, which means that sound is produced by vibrating the air column with the lips.
The first occurence of the unusual double belled euphonium appeared in the late 1880's, but they ceased to be manufactured in the 1960's, mainly because of the impractical nature of the instrument.
One of the earliest occurences of the euphonium in orchestral music was in Richard Strauss' "Don Quixote", in 1896 (this was also the first time that a mute had been asked for) and soon after this, Mahler used a euphonium in his 7th Symphony.
users.quista.net /euphbass/euphonium.html   (934 words)

  Euphonium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The so-called American-style euphonium, featuring three valves on the front of the instrument and a curved forward-pointing bell, was predominant in American school bands throughout most of the twentieth century and was almost universally labeled a "baritone" by both band directors and composers; this is probably responsible for much of the baritone/euphonium confusion.
In addition, the euphonium is sometimes used in older orchestral works as a replacement of its predecessors, such as the Wagner tuba, the bass trumpet, or the ophicleide.
Benjamin Pierce, professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Arkansas [7]
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Euphonium   (3192 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The history of the euphonium begins in the early 18th century when many string instruments had reached some state of perfection but most wind instruments were still in their infancy.
A fore-runner of the euphonium family, the serpent, was used in military bands as a marching bass during this period.
The addition of a 4th valve to the euphonium is very desirable as it not only expands the range of the instrument, but can be used to improve intonation and facilitate certain technical passages.
staffweb.itsligo.ie /staff/mcasey/euphonium.html   (1584 words)

 Deep House Page Forums: Musical instrument of the day - THE EUPHONIUM
It is a valved brass instrument whose bore constantly increases in size from the valve section to the bell - this is called "conical bore", as distinguished from "cylindrical bore" instruments which maintain a constant tubing diameter for a greater portion of the instrument's total length.
Instruments similar to the euphonium include the American-style baritone horn, the British baritone (which being a saxhorn is more cylindrical and trombone-like than the American baritone), and the Germany baryton and tenorhorn.
The euphonium is not often used by symphony orchestras, (its most notable use being its part in Holst's Planets Suite) so its main venues are various wind bands, such as school bands, brass bands, marching bands, and military bands, where it is frequently featured as a solo instrument.
www.deephousepage.com /cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=next_topic;f=19;t=009851;go=older   (290 words)

 Euphonium Tuba Lecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The euphonium is a 4 valved tenor member of the brass family in the key of Bb.
When the fourth valve is depressed additional tubing is added to the instrument putting it in the key of F. This additional tubing increases the lower range of the instrument between the fundamental and the second partial.
The ophicleide, the bass instrument of the keyed bugle family, was the accepted bass of the military band until the middle of the last century.
www.csupomona.edu /~dmgrasmick/mu330/EuphoniumTubalect.html   (370 words)

 Tuba and Euphonium
The tuba and euphonium are both members of the conical brass family, generally referred to as the "tuba family".
In many respects, the euphonium is the same as the baritone horns played in American wind bands (that is, bands that include both brass and woodwinds), such as the Roseville Community Band.
The euphonium and baritone horn are pitched the same, co-exist in the same section of the wind band, and play the same music, with their players using the same technique.
www.rosevillebigband.org /galleries/TubaAndEuphonium.htm   (700 words)

 The Brass Crest: Instruments: Euphonium
The EUPHONIUM is usually built in an upright pattern, with three or (more commonly) four valves of the piston type.
The tone color of the euphonium is the most mellow in the brass band (with the possible exception of the flügelhorn).
The euphonium is the principal tenor voice of the brass band.
www.brasscrest.com /instru/instru006.html   (281 words)

 :: Cyrille Bonnard :: Performer in Euphonium ::
He is currently Principal Euphonium with the renowned Yorkshire Imperial Brass Band, but also has a keen interest in performing with smaller ensembles which include The Little Tuba Band, a tuba-euphonium duo, as well as leading the jazz ensemble, Big Brass.
He has recently been appointed to represent the Sterling euphonium brand and will soon be giving rectials across the country to promote the instrument.
This band is composed of a tenor horn, two euphoniums, three tubas, piano and drums and is the only one of its kind in Manchester and probably in the country.
www.cyrillebonnard.co.uk /performer.htm   (629 words)

It seems that a lot of euphonium articles on the web are dedicated to the artists that they speak of, but don't offer a lot of information about the actual art of performance as it relates to the euphonium.
If one wants to find out the difference between a euphonium and a baritone, whether you should get a lacquered or silver horn, or what the latest euphonium or tuba joke is on the web, your search really isn't that difficult.
Without a doubt, if the euphonium is going to advance in the world of music, the general public must know what it is and what it is not.
www.usma.edu /band/education/euphonium.htm   (1132 words)

 TTU Tuba/Euphonium Studio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The musical styles possible on the euphonium are unlimited as is evident by the repertoire: from total "EuPhunk" to ultimate seriousness represented by "In Memoriam" (a tribute to the "events" of September 11, 2001).
However, many of us involved in the professional world of low brass are concerned about the ignorance that abounds in relation to the euphonium as a musical voice and the lack of knowledge by modern-day composers and arrangers who do not seem to have a clue as to how to effectively write for it.
With the exceptions of Steven Mead's Euphonium Magic, volumes 1 and 2, the duet-tracked recordings of the Childs Brothers, and Toru Miura's The Euphonium Company ensemble, this is the first-ever recording of a large euphonium choir with multiple members.
orgs.tntech.edu /tuba/default.asp?page=euphunlim   (1153 words)

The concertmaster Sommer of Weimar designed the euphonium in 1843, which was a wide-bored valved bugle in the baritone range.
Sound is produced with the euphonium by the performer vibrating his/her lips against the mouthpiece.
The euphonium’s range is the same as the bass trombone starting in the bass clef ranging from B
www.music.vt.edu /musicdictionary/texte/Euphonium.html   (198 words)

 Baritone or Euphonium?
Some are: a euphonium has four valves, a baritone three; if it’s in a bass clef it’s a euphonium, if it’s in treble clef it’s a baritone; a baritone is little euphonium; a baritone has the bell pointed forward, a euphonium points up; and (attributed to Robert King) a euphonium is a baritone played well.
In the USA, the average man on the street doesn’t know what a euphonium is. This is partly due to a lack of exposure to the horn, but if he ever has seen one, it may have been referred to as a baritone, a baritone horn, a tenor tuba, or a euphonium.
The euphonium has a larger bell and bore, and its tubing is mostly conical.
www.dwerden.com /bareuph.asp   (1794 words)

 Baritones and Euphoniums
Baritones and euphoniums are valved brass instruments that have a range similar to the slide trombone, higher than a tuba and about an octave below the trumpet.
Of the two instruments, the euphonium is generally considered the solo instrument, because of its sweet, mellow timbre, which is very different from the more direct, brassy sound of the trombone, the other brass instrument that shares this range.
Many baritone and euphonium players will be comfortable reading either type of part, but, to be safe, you may want to provide each baritone or euphonium part both as a bass clef and as a treble clef part.
cnx.org /content/m12650/latest   (1124 words)

 Musical Instruments - Brass
The euphonium is a member of the tuba family.
Notes can then be changed when the musician changes his or her lip tension or fingering on the instrument's valves.
The most popular type of tube is the baritone tuba, also known as the euphonium.
library.thinkquest.org /15413/instruments/brass.htm   (962 words)

 2003 Southeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dennis W. AsKew currently serves as Professor of Tuba and Euphonium and Music Education at UNC-Greensboro; prior to this he was Director of Bands at Cass High School in Cartersville, GA and Assistant Director of Bands at Bucknell University.
Currently, he is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Euphonium Performance from the University of Alabama, where he served as assistant conductor to the Alabama Wind Ensemble, and teaching assistant with the Tuba/Euphonium studio.
Where he is responsible for teaching applied tuba and euphonium students, brass methods courses and conducting the tuba ensemble.
bama.ua.edu /~miketuba/srtecbios.html   (2963 words)

 HyperMusic -- Musical Instruments: Baritone & Euphonium
Baritones and euphoniums are usually made of brass or other metal, and usually silver-plated or lacquered.
Baritones and euphoniums are found in concert and marching bands, and occasionally in the orchestra.
The euphonium is usually larger bored and is related to the flugelhorn.
www.hypermusic.ca /inst/baritone.html   (586 words)

 Encyclopedia of Organ Stops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Obsolete in America.” Irwin claims that Euphone and Euphonium are not synonymous, and describes the latter as “indicating the large orchestral Tuba”.
This is incorrect on two counts: the instrument known as Euphonium is a tenor or baritone tuba, and is a band instrument, not an orchestral instrument.
Euphonium 8', Pedal; Albert Hall, Nottinghamshire, England; Binns 1909.
www.organstops.org /e/Euphonium.html   (138 words)

 Euphonium - Books
For Euphonium in Fand G Clef, titles are: Teardrops (Waignein), The Sound Of My life (Otto M.Schwarz), Memory (Ares), Dreaming (de Haan), Friends For Life (Stratford), Mood Romantic (Nijs), Everlasting Love (Hadermann), A Song For You (Schwarz), LIvin' Without You (Waignein), Nothing Has Changed (Gines).
Euphonium (G and F clef), titles are: Early Birds, The Spider Girls, Joys And Sorrows, Uncle Sam's Blues, Desert Island, No Rock Today, The (Un)Lucky Guitar Player, The Clog Race, A Sunny Day, Don't Give Up, Sky Sailor, Oriental Nights.
Euphonium in C or Bb, titles are: Go To The Start, Together, It's A Long Way, Bossa Mima, Clear Your Soul, First-Rate Beat, At The Jazz Club, The Orange Song, Newland Reggae, Euro Dance, Why Don't You Like Me?, Please Open The Door.
www.partitura.be /Data/euphonium/euphonium_ssheets.html   (952 words)

 Euphonium Websites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The site describes what is most important to the Tuba or Euphonium player from working with their director, listening to recordings, and to "blowing." Practicing techniques are also discussed and the importance of breaks during practicing.
Information about the history of the euphonium, brands, mouthpieces, literature, and recording can be found through this easy to use and easy to read webpage.
Contained in the site there are several pages contributed to Euphonium music, pictures, a comprehensive fingering chart, although it is hand written, a mouthpiece comparison chart, general information about the instrument, as well as a working list of Euphonium links.
wwwartsci.clarion.edu /music/jaw/mus243-euphonium-websites.htm   (1830 words)

 The Euphonium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Euphonium is the youngest of the brass instruments.
Because the Euphonium is a fairly new instrument, it is only used in symphony orchestras and bands in modern pieces-- music written in the last century.
The Euphonium is often mistakenly referred to as a Baritone.
www.gwinnett.k12.ga.us /SweetwaterMS/band/instr/euphonium.htm   (122 words)

 MUC Jackson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Chief Musician James E. Jackson III, principal euphonium, is a native of Lexington, Kentucky.
He received a Master of Music degree in euphonium performance in 1995 from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Kentucky in 1993.
He was principal baritone of the Lexington Brass Band and a featured soloist with the band at the Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference in 1997.
www.uscg.mil /community/band/Bios/cgbandjjackson.html   (175 words)

The euphonium is a member of the tuba family.
This is a pedal tone of the euphonium.
Note that the amount of fundamental is very small, the main energy coming from the upper harmonics which are actual resonances of the air column.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/music/euph.html   (66 words)

 Tuba-Euphonium Press
Tuba-Euphonium Press is a music publishing company owned by the non-profit International Tuba-Euphonium Association.
Our mission is to make quality literature for the tuba and euphonium available at a reasonable price, and to encourage composers and arrangers to write for our instruments.
When you order, you will not receive a confirmation email-our software is not set up to do this.
www.tubaeuphoniumpress.com   (130 words)

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