Arr. Eric Wilson: Softly, As I Leave You

Books | Euphonium, Piano Accompaniment

Catalogue No: WIN0068
Format: Sheet Music | Score and Parts

One of Winwood Music's best-selling albums containing four pieces:

Softly, As I Leave You (solo or duet): Made popular by many singers over the years, this lovely song was first arranged for the Childs Brothers as a solo, and later a duet, by Alan Catherall. It was first performed in the duet version at the Royal Albert Hall, London in October 1985, conducted by their late father, John Childs.

Flower Song from Carmen (La Fleur Que Tu M’avais Jetée): This romantic aria from Bizet’s ever-popular opera covers the full range of the instrument. Phrasing is of vital importance, and whilst bringing out the full warmth of Euphonium sound, the music should flow smoothly, whether in concert performance or slow melody contest – for which it makes an ideal choice!

Silvered by the Moonlight: This hauntingly beautiful melody, originally titled Pièce, was written for the Flute, but its melancholic, yearning character makes it ideal for the Euphonium. Again, phrasing is of the utmost importance, and the player should liaise closely with the pianist over tempi in this quasi-rubato piece of French Impressionism.

Carnival of Venice: This arrangement was out of print for many years before its publication in this album in 1987 and its popularity since then attests to its quality. Following a slow introduction, which shows off the player’s style and expressive qualities, come three virtuosic variations and a blistering finale. In each variation it is important to bring out the theme. Don’t sacrifice tone quality and clarity for sheer speed.

Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 02 August 2007
Language: English
Publisher: Winwood Music

          Musicroom Reviews

          Excellent already tried it out and well worth the money, many thanks.
          Anonymous - (Worthing, United Kingdom)

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