There is an extensive body of American compositions for euphonium and wind ensemble that developed in the Golden Age of Bands, came to fruition in the late 20th century, and continues to diversify through the 21st century. This document includes historical discussion of the euphonium’s development and analysis of quintessential works to the repertoire. The literature is grouped into three unique historical categories which are used to delineate chapters. Each chapter highlights the history and trends for euphonium development, performance, and literature within the timeframe. An analysis of Eduardo Boccalari’s Fantasia di Concerto, James Curnow’s Symphonic Variants, and Anthony Barfield’s Concerto for Euphonium “Heritage” is given, which includes discussion surrounding its genre, form, expressive, and technical elements.
American euphonium literature: Trends and analysis from the Golden Age of Bands through the 21st Century
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