As many of you know, the bottom part of my house was hit by a major flood about two and a half years ago...Though fully reconstructed, we are still putting things back together, discovering what was lost (and found).
From time to time I discover some old performance recordings and other things I didn't know existed.
I also like to acquaint Garritanites with the wonderful instrument we call the EUPHONIUM.
If you click here you will hear a duet performed by Snor and his thoroughly wonderful standmate in the Indianapolis Brass Choir, Mary Miedema. It's light and entertaining, and gives you an idea of the sound of the euphonium.
How to sort the two of us out? The edgy, bright, crass sound is me; I usually take the parts in the upper register (this only went up to high Db concert, for you brass players). The lovely, full, rich, refined sound is Mary.
On this recording, I was playing a Willson 2905 euphonium with a Bach 2G mouthpiece. Mary plays a Hirsbrunner euphonium with a heavywall mouthpiece.
I have been on the forum since shortly after the Crimean War (when it was the Orch-80 forum) and have taken it upon myself to acquaint the vast talent pool here with the KING of instruments, the euphonium.
Feel free to snoop around the Indianapolis Brass Choir website as well. It's a good group with a mission.
Euphonious wishes to you all...