Festival Solo Series

Curnow Music Press is pleased to present the premier of our Festival Solo Series.  This series will contain some of the best literature for Solo performance, all designed with music education in mind.  Some are transcriptions of famous compositions, and other are original compositions from the pen of our Curnow Music Press composers.  As a special introduction to this series, all of the publications included in this catalog are written by James Curnow, internationally known composer and music educator.

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Fantasia di Falcone  

For Euphonium Soloist and Piano Accompaniment     

James Curnow    Phil Franke, Euphonium soloist

Festival Solo Series

The title makes an obvious reference to Mr. Curnow's teacher, mentor and renowned Baritone Horn teacher/soloist Leonard.  Fantasia di Falcone is a four movement suite of fantasy variations, based on a theme from one of Falcone's favorite band transcriptions: Andrea Chanier (Opera excerpts) by Umberto Giordano.  This theme is only referenced (not quoted) in the opening cadenza of Movement #1, then developed throughout the overall construction of all four movements.
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Grade

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Score and Solo Part

44003214

Advanced

$ 19.95

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Three Episodes for Trumpet and Piano 

James Curnow

Festival Solo Series

Second place winner of the I. T. G. 2000 composition competition.  Commissioned by Edward Bach, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Three Episodes for Trumpet and Piano is a diverse three-movement work (fast, slow, fast), seven and one-half minutes in duration, designed to capture the entire range of expressive and technical aspects of both instruments.      Three Episodes 1   Three Episodes 2   Three Episodes 3

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Score and Solo Part 44003048 Advanced $ 10.95

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Processional and Recessional for Trumpet  from "The Planets" (Jupiter)
Gustav Holst, arr. James Curnow

Festival Solo Series

The two movements (interchangeable titles that can be used as either a processional or recessional) may be used for weddings, concerts commencements or church occasions or any kind.  Both movements are heroic and majestic.
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Score and Solo Part

44003071

Medium - Advanced

$ 9.95

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Fantasia for Tuba  
James Curnow

Festival Solo Series

Commissioned by the Roanoke Rapids Band Boosters and dedicated to the Roanoke Rapids High School, Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, David L. Hawks, Director.

 

The composition begins with the solo tuba stating the four notes (F Bb, G, C) on which the entire piece is based.  All other themes, and much of the harmony, are built on these four notes and their permutations.  There are four main sections with a brief cadenza before the last movement.

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Score and Solo Part

44003071

Intermediate - Advanced

$ 9.95

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Prayer O, Divine Redeemer!, from "La Redemption"

For Euphonium Soloist and Piano Accompaniment   

Charles Gounod, arr. James Curnow

Festival Solo Series

Commissioned by Dr. Grady Hallman, M.D.

Gounod's Prayer (O, Divine Redeemer!), original a solo for Mezzo-soprano, chorus, and orchestra, comes from his oratorio La Redemption, and here is presented as a beautiful lyrical solo for Euphonium and Piano accompaniment.

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Score and Solo Part

44003206

Easy - Intermediate

$ 9.95

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SONGS OF A WAYFARER                                     

For Euphonium and Piano

Gustav Mahler, arr. James Curnow

Festival Solo Series

James Curnow’s transcription of this lovely music for Euphonium and Piano (could also be performed with

Mahler’s original orchestrations), strives to allow the beauty of the Euphonium tone and expressive nature

of the music to achieve a cohesive music experience for the performer, accompanist and listener alike.

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Grade

Price

Solo Part & Piano Accompaniment

44006847

Intermediate

$ 19.95