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Euphonium Standards


Four Year Progression for Euphonium


The Methods/Etudes and Solo sections of this document are lists from which the instructor and student can choose.   Note that there is some overlap of material between the years.   Etude books are often used over several years, and solos can be appropriate at more than one level.  Other material at the appropriate level can also be substituted by the instructor.  Music Education and Music Therapy Majors would be expected to work from 2-3 etude books each semester, as well as learn two movements from a solo, or a solo piece that has contrasting sections.  Performance majors would be expected to cover more ground in the etude books, and to learn an entire multi-movement work, or two contrasting solos each semester.     

* indicates repertoire most commonly used.  Euphonium players may also use the Trombone List.

Freshman Year

SCALES
All major scales and arpeggios – 1 or 2 octaves (teacher's discretion)
Chromatic scale – two or more octaves at teacher's discretion

WARM-UPS
Remington – Warm-ups

ETUDES
Arban – Complete Method for Trombone/Euphonium  (Alessi, Bowman)*
Beeler - Method for Baritone, Book 1
Bordner - Second Book of Practical Studies (Trb.)*
Bordogni/Rochut - Melodious Etudes Vol. 1 (Trb.)*
Concone/Schumaker - Legato Etudes (Trb.)*
Fink - Treble to Bass Clef Baritone (if needed)
Hering – 40 Progressive Etudes, 32 Etudes
Mead – Studies
Tyrell - 40 Progressive Studies (Trb.)*

SOLOS
Barat - Introduction and Dance*
Bordogni/Rochut - Melodious Etudes Vol. 1 (with piano) (Trb.)
Cryder (arr.) - Three Vocalises (Trb.)
Curnow – Rhapsody*
DeLuca – Beautiful Colorado
Gretry/Marteau – Ariette
Hindemith - Drei Leichte Stucke (Cello)
Hutchinson – Sonatina*
Marcello/Merriman - Largo and Allegro, Sonata in F Major*
Mozart/Voxman - Concert Aria
Ropartz - Andante and Allegro (Trb.)*
Schumann – Five Pieces in Folk Style*
Telemann - Sonata in F minor (Trb.)*
 
ORCHESTRAL/BAND EXCERPTS
Holst – First Suite in Eb, Second Suite in F


Sophomore Year

SCALES
All natural minor scales and arpeggios – 2 or 3 octaves (teacher's discretion)
Chromatic scale – up to 3 octaves

WARMUPS
Clark – Technical Studies for Cornet

ETUDES
Arban – Complete Method for Trombone/Euphonium  (Alessi, Bowman)*
Beeler - Method for Baritone, Book 2
Bordogni/Rochut - Melodious Etudes Vol. 1 (Trb.)*
Blume - 36 Studies (Trb.)*
Fink - Introducing Tenor Clef
Kopprasch - 60 Etudes (Trb.)*
Tyrell - 40 Progressive Studies (Trb.)*

SOLOS
Barat - Andante et Allegro (Trb.)*
Barat - Morceau de Concours (Bb treble clef)*
Bellstedt – Napoli*
Busch - Recitative, Arioso, and Polonaise
Clarke - Carnival of Venice, Bride of the Waves, From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific*
Ewald – Romance*
Gower - Three Short Pieces
Guilmant - Morceau Symphonique (Trb.)*
Haddad - Suite for Baritone*
Handel/Little - Suite in A for Baritone
Hartley - Two Pieces for Euphonium
Israel - Dance Suite
Presser - Sonatina
Ross - Bagatelles
Rousseau - Piece Concertante (Trb.)


ORCHESTRAL/BAND EXCERPTS
Vaughan Williams – Folk Song Suite
Grainger – Lincolnshire Posy
 

Junior Year  
  
SCALES
Minor scales, all three forms – 2-3 octaves (teacher's discretion)
Chromatic scale, full range of the instrument

WARMUPS
Clarke - Technical Studies for the Cornet
Schlossberg - Daily Drills and Technical Studies for Trumpet

ETUDES
Arban – Complete Method for Trombone/Euphonium  (Alessi, Bowman)*
Bordogni/Rochut - Melodious Etudes, Vol. 2 (Trb.)*
Bozza - Quinze Etudes (Trb.)
Charlier - 32 Etudes*
Charlier - Trente-six Etudes Transcendantes (Tr.)
Kopprasch - 60 Selected Studies (Trb.)*
Milde - Concert Studies (Bassoon)
Milde - 25 Studies in All Keys (Bassoon)
Miller - 60 Studies (Trb.) 

SOLOS
Adler - 4 Dialogues for Euphonium and Marimba                       
Barat - Morceau de Concours (Bb treble clef)
Berghmans - La Femme e Barbe (Trb.)
Boccalari - Fantasia di Concerto
Brubaker – Rhapsody for Euphonium*
Clarke - Carnival of Venice, Bride of the Waves, From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific*
Corelli/Gibson – Sonata in d minor
Clinard – Sonata (unaccomp)*
David - Concertino (Trb.)
Frackenpohl – Sonata*
Gaubert - Cantabile et Scherzetto
Hartley - Euphonium Concerto
Hartley - Sonata Euphonica
Horowitz - Euphonium Concerto*
Jacob – Fantasia*
Larssen - Concerto (Trb.)
Ponchielli - Concerto per Flicorno Basso*
Presser – Rondo*
Ropartz – Piece en mi Bemol*                          
Ross - Concerto
White - Lyric Suite*
Wilder - Concerto
Wilder - Sonata

ORCHESTRAL/BAND EXCERPTS
Shostakovich – Festive Overture
Mussorgsky – Bydlo

Senior Year

SCALES
Diatonic and chromatic scale patterns, expand range

WARMUPS
Clarke – Technical Studies for the Cornet
Schlossberg – Daily Drills and Technical Studies for Trumpet

ETUDES
Bordogni/Rochut - Melodious Etudes, Vol. 3 (Trb.)*
Bitsch - Quinze Etudes (Trb.)*
Bozza - Treize Etudes (Trb.)
Charlier - 32 Etudes*
Kietzer - Schule for Tenor horn
Milde - 25 Studies for Bassoon
Reynolds - 48 Etudes for Trumpet
 
SOLOS 
Adler - 4 Dialogues for Euphonium and Marimba                       
Boccalari - Fantasia di Concerto*                                  
Bozza – Prelude & Allegro*
Curnow - Symphonic Variants*                                                             
Hartley - Euphonium Concerto                                                  
Hartley - Sonata Euphonica                                                       
Horowitz - Euphonium Concerto*
Ponchielli - Concerto per Flicorno Basso *
Ritter-George - Sonata
Ross – Concerto          
Stevens – Soliloquies
White - Lyric Suite*
Wilder - Concerto
Wilder - Sonata

ORCHESTRAL/BAND EXCERPTS
Barber - Third Essay for Orchestra
Hindemith - Symphony for Band
Holst - The Planets
Janacek - Capriccio
Mahler - Symphony No. 7
Schoenberg - Theme and Variations
Strauss - Don Quixote
 
Senior Recital

The Senior Recital must include one of the above level 4 solos; other solos are the choice of the student and teacher.  It is strongly suggested that one piece on the Senior Recital be a work of chamber music.  Students are reminded of the required hearing for this recital. 



Reading

Kleinhammer - The Art of Trombone Playing
Farkas - The Art of Brass Playing
Bate - The Trumpet and Trombone
Instrumentalist Brass Anthology
Louder - Euphonium Music Guide
Winter - Euphonium Music Guide

Other etudes

Pederson – Elementary Studies
Sauer – Clef Studies

Other Solos

Alexander – Requiem and Coda
Bach, Jan – Concert Variations
Bach/Marsteller – Sonata #1
Bach/Marsteller – Sonata #2
Beasley – Fantasy for Bar horn & pno
Capuzzi – Andante and Rondo
Gumpert – Voxman, Romanze
Latham - Eidelons
McKay – Suite for Bass Clef Instruments
Senaille – Introduction and Allegro Spirtuoso

 

 

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