Tuesday, February 24, 2009

UMKC Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble

The UMKC Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble is conducted by Professor Thomas Stein. They usually have sixteen players of undergraduate and graduate students. The group has performed at prestigious events like the 2006 U.S. Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Washington, D.C. and the 2003, 2005, and 2007 Great Plains Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference.

In addition to the large ensemble, the studio splits into several quartets. These quartets perform on campus throughout the semester and some even compete. I competed against two of their quartets at the 2008 International Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio this past June. Tuba-euphonium pedagogy is alive and well at this school!

Below is a list of repertoire that this ensemble has done. Note that they consistently do a balance of transcriptions, arrangements, and original compositions for tuba-euphonium ensemble.

Recent repertoire list for the UMKC Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble:

Anderson, L./Parish, M. Sleigh Ride. arr. Peter Rauch
Barber, Samuel. Adagio from String Quartet No. 1. arr. by Thomas Stein
Berlioz, Hector. Hungarian March. arr. by David Werden
Bruckner, A. Locus Iste. arr. D. Sabourin
Bulla, Stephan, Celectial Suite
Cheetham, J. Consortium for Euphoniums and Tubas
Corwell, Neal. The Furies.
Dempsey, Ray. Now Hear This !
Williams, C & Williams, S. Royal Garden Blues.arr. by Mike Forbes
Forbes, Mike (arranger). Just a closer Walk with Thee.
Forte, Aldo. Seguidillas.
George, Thom Ritter. Tubamobile
George, Thom Ritter. Tubasonatina
Greig, Edvard. Four Pieces. arr. Peter Rauch
Gretchaninov, Alexander. Lord, now lettest thou. arr. Thomas G. Stein
Holborne, Anthony. 10 Pieces. arr. John Stevens
Holst, Gustav T. I love my love. arr. by Thomas Stein
Holst, Gustav T. March from Military Suite in F. arr. D. Werden
Holst, Gustav T. Mars, the bringer of war. arr. by D. Butler
Haydn, Michael. Tenebrae facte sunt. arr. by Thomas Stein
Kalke, Ernst-Thilo. Requiem for a dead little cat
Lauridsen, Marten. Contre, Qui Rose. arr. Megan Evans
Mobberley, James. On Thin Ice.
Mussorgsky, Modest. The Old Castle. arr. E.Golas
Mussorgsky, Modest. Bydlo. arr. E. Golas
Pärt, A. Magnificat. arr. Thomas G. Stein
Puccini, G. Nessun dorma. arr. Thomas Stein
Rachmaninoff, Sergei. Ave Maria. arr. by Thomas Stein
Raum, E. A Little Monster Music
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai. Procession of the Nobles. arr. by Mike Forbes
Rossini, Giacchino. Overture to The Barber of Seville. arr. Arthur Gottschalk
Stevens, John. Fanfare for a Friend
Stevens, John. Benediction
Shostakovich, Dimitri. Prelude, Op. 34, No. 14. arr. by Peter Rauch
Shostakovich, Dimitri. Prelude, Op. 34, No. 16. arr. by Peter Rauch
Taylor, Jeffrey. Fanfare No. 1.
Tchaikovsky, Peter. Finale from Symphony No. 4. arr. Thomas G. Stein
Traditional. Londonderry Air. arr. James Garrett
Tull, Fisher. Tubular Octad.
Vaughan Williams, R. English Folk Song Suite. arr. Thomas Stein
Williams, John. March from 1941
Wilson, Kenyon. Dance No. 1.

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