Allerseelen for Euphonium and Piano – Richard Strauss/arr. Stuckemeyer

Item Number:Catalog: [EP20]

Apears on Just for Fun album

Richard Strauss was a German-born composer and conductor. He emerged shortly after the death of Wagner and Brahms as one of the most important Germanic composers. His career spanned almost eight decades. He composed in all genres, but is most famous for his tone poems. His vocal lied, Allerseelen, which means “All Soul’s Day”, was composed in 1940. This new setting by Pat Stuckemeyer bring the soaring melodic lines to the euphonium with an updated piano score by Ellen Bottorff.


Concerto – Benedetto Marcello/arr. Stuckemeyer

Item Number:Catalog: [EP9]

Like his elder brother Alessandro Marcello, Benedetto was principally a Venetian official, serving as a magistrate for some 20 years. A more prolific composer than his brother, Benedetto left little indication as to when any of his works were composed. A pupil of Lotti and Gasperini, Marcello was held in high regard throughout much of the 18th and 19th centuries. Chief amongst his works are the Salmi, highly characteristic works incorporating quotations from Greek and Hebrew interpretations of the Psalms of David. The Concerto for Oboe was written originally in D minor, but was lowered to C minor and edited for content by Pat Stuckemeyer.


Concerto – Domenico Cimarosa/arr. Stuckemeyer

Item Number:Catalog: [EP2]

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Cimarosa was a violinist, keyboardist, singer and composer. He was Italian, and probably the central figure in opera of the late 18th Century. He was in the service of Catherine II in St. Petersburg from 1787 until 1791. While as an opera composer, Cimarosa was also a highly skilled composer of various instrumental concerti. The strength of his music lies in the richness of his melodies, the brilliance and energy of his rhythmic motifs, and his constantly lively accompaniments. Pat Stuckemeyer arranged this setting of the Oboe Concerto in C-major in 2004. The piece was lowered to Bb-major and edited to make it more idiomatic for both the euphonium and trombone.