Walter Ross

Walter Ross

~ Concerto for Euphonium, Symphonic Brass and Timpani

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Concerto for Euphonium, Symphonic Brass and Timpani

  1. Fantasia ~ mp3
  2. Choral variations ~ mp3
  3. Scherzo ~ mp3

My Euphonium Concerto was commissioned by Kennesaw College in Georgia. The brass ensemble director there asked me for a concerto for a professional soloist and an ensemble of younger performers.

The first movement opens with a dramatic introduction followed by a cadenza in the solo instrument. The principal idea is then heard in the euphonium, and the movement continues in a series of episodes and developments of the main idea. The second movement is a theme and three variations on the old hymn, "Der Alte Jahr Vergangen ist". The last movement is a scherzo, so called because of the humorous interplay between the rhythm and the meter.

This work has not yet been recorded professionally.

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