Andante from Concerto for Violin, op. 4, No. 1
by Joseph Bologne de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) arr. Hersey
Low Brass Duo
Includes Parts for Two Euphoniums/Trombones, Two Tubas, or Euphonium/Trombone and Tuba
Tuba Euphonium Quartet
This arrangement for tuba euphonium quartet is designed to be accessible for advanced high school players and beyond. Parts include treble and bass clef options for euphonium.
A leading musical artist in Classical Europe, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745-1799) was a dashing figure. He excelled at the violin, and in addition, showcased his love of sports by becoming a fencing champion. Born in the French West Indies, his father George was a plantation owner, and his mother, Nanon, a slave of African descent. Joseph grew up embraced by his father’s household, and was trained in all the skills necessary to young upper-class men of his time. In Europe, he composed numerous string quartets and concertos, the level of which was often compared to his contemporary, Mozart. This Andante is the third movement of a concerto for solo violin and orchestra composed in Paris in 1774, when Joseph was twenty-nine years old. The tuba euphonium quartet version can be heard on the JAM – Joanna and Michael album, with Lance LaDuke and Joanna Ross Hersey on euphonium, and Andrew Hitz and Michael Parker playing tuba.
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