Karl Jenkins’ Euphonium Concerto is a major addition to the euphonium repertory, commissioned by Euphonium Foundation UK for David Childs. Cast in four characterful movements it demands both expressive and technical prowess on the part of the soloist, and its charm, exhilaration and wit will delight audiences. ‘The Juggler’, effortlessly entertains, ‘Romanza’ waxes lyrical, and ‘It takes two …’, an atmospheric tango-style episode, reveals hidden depths. ‘A Troika? Tidy!’ is the thrilling finale, and a showcase for the soloist’s mastery of rapid passage-work.
Solo part with piano reduction.