One of the most endearing works of Jean Sibelius is his Opus 26, "Finlandia". It was originally composed as a part of a set of tone poems and was quickly caught up by the Finnish people as a beacon in the nationalism surrounding the concerns over Russian and its claims of ownership of the regions.
The original orchestral setting was later transcribed by Sibelius for piano. Here I have further transcribed the piano reduction for low brass choir consisting of four euphonium and four tuba parts. Because the piano work reflects the orchestral score it is highly virtuostic in some places. It was therefore necessary to reduce the overall complexity into more chordal structures in some places such that it would be playable by the low brass instruments but still maintain the sprite of the original work. Here it is rendered using Finale 2006 and the CMB library;
As an added bonus I am including it's premier performance by the Eastman School of Music's Tuba Mirum (http://www.esm.rochester.edu/ensembles/tubamirum.php). This low brass ensemble consists of nine euphoniums and a mix of 9 tubas performing a wide variety of music from the classics to contemporary. This performance took place in the beautiful Kilbourne Hall on the evening of Novmeber 19, 2007.
The Tuba Mirum performance is copyright (c) 2007, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.