Steven Mead records the version for euphonium solo and wind orchestra by Omaira: ‘PULSE’
The amazing new CD from Steven Mead and the Royal Band of the Belgian Air Force.
Audio Resume (CD PULSE, Steven Mead)
An introduction by Steven Mead:
After the success of my two albums with the Central Band of the RAF in the UK, I’ve dreamed of recording a further album with a top military band in Europe, and following a chance meeting with conductor Matty Cilissen at the WMC in Kerkrade in 2017, I proposed to him a CD recording with the Royal Band of the Belgian Air Force. I was thrilled that he and the band accepted the idea and they have been absolutely wonderful to work with.
As we know Belgium is home to some of the finest wind players in the whole of Europe, and this outstanding band sounds quite brilliant on this album.
My recordings over the years have been driven by the desire to record excellent music for the euphonium, and on this album I’ve brought together a few established classics from the pen of the doyen of euphonium composers, Philip Sparke, sitting side-by-side with five new works for our repertoire by the Austrian composer Thomas Doss, the Belgian composer Kevin Houben and from Spain, Carlos Pellicer and proud Welshman Tom Davoren. Completing the line-up is a virtuoso encore from trumpet legend Rafael Méndez.
‘PULSE’, STEVEN MEAD – EUPHONIUM
The Royal Band of the Belgian Air Force
Musique de la Force Aérienne
Conductor : Matty Cilissen
- Pulse – Thomas Doss 6.35
- Reverie – Thomas Doss 8.06
- Legend of a Big Friendly Giant – Kevin Houben 10.07
- Summer Isles from Hymn of the Highlands – Philip Sparke 4.56
- Pantomime – Philip Sparke 8.45
- Omaira – Carlos Pellicer 11.35
- Scaramouche – Philip Sparke 6.55
- Rituals – Tom Davoren 8.13
- Jota Méndez – Rafael Méndez 4.40
Omaira, version for euphonium solo and wind orchestra
Instrumentation | Wind Orchestra or piano and solo euphonium
Duration | 12:10
Grade | 4 (D)
Available in online store | http://carlospellicer.es/product/omaira-euphonium-wind-pdf-complete/
CD | ‘Pulse’, Steven Mead & the ‘Royal Band of the Belgian Air Force, Conductor: Matty Cilissen