Concert Piece for Solo Euphonium and Symphonic Band
Written for accomplished soloist Brian Bowman, principal Euphonium in the US Air Force Band, as a commissioned work under conductor Col. Arnald Gabriel, this composition is for virtuoso soloist and concert band. It calls for expressive phrasing especially through the Lento and Andante sections. Smith incorporates mixed meters and his signature 7/8 bar to create a dance-like ‘lift”. A concert show piece that contains a challenging cadenza for the soloist. Also provided is the cadenza as performed by Bowman.
An edition for solo with piano accompaniment is available HERE.