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Southwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference 2017

Competition Repertoire

Competition Guidelines

Eligibility: The SWRTEC Competitions are open to contestants of every race, age, gender, and nationality. Each contestant must be a member of ITEA and a registered conference participant. Previous SWRTEC competition winners may not enter the same category again. However, they may enter a different category. Second and third place winners are eligible to enter the same category again.
Competitions will take place on the afternoon of Thursday, March 16. Finals for the solo competitions will take place on Friday, March 17.

SWRTEC 2017 COMPETITION ERRATA
Euphonium Solo:
SOLILOQUY – Michael Grady.
The printed mark of dotted half-note in m. 42 should be dotted quarter note = 160.
In m. 62 the time signature changes to 2/4 but the composer has not specified whether the dotted quarter becomes the quarter note. 
It is anticipated that this is the intent, but performers may interpret this time change as they wish.
 
Euphonium Band:
SUITE OF OLD AMERICAN DANCES – R. R. Bennett
The penciled in C-flat in the third bar of the last line is incorrect. 
This note is C-natural and moves to C-flat in the middle of the bar.
REQUIEM – G. Verdi
There are not any misprints in this excerpt, but due to copy quality some half notes may appear as quarter notes. 
Take care to check that there are four beats in each bar.
 
Quartet:
FINAL ROUND music requirements have changed from 14-16 minutes of music to 10-16 minutes of music.

Euphonium Solo

ERRATA
SOLILOQUY – Michael Grady.
The printed mark of dotted half-note in m. 42 should be dotted quarter note = 160.
In m. 62 the time signature changes to 2/4 but the composer has not specified whether the dotted quarter becomes the quarter note.
It is anticipated that this is the intent, but performers may interpret this time change as they wish.

Preliminary round: March 16th 2-5pm (check-in 1-2pm)
Michael Grady: Soliloquy (ITEA press)
AND
J.S. Bach: Sarabande from suite from violoncello solo No. 5 (performers may use any edition in the original key). Note: versions with notation to for different scordatura exist. Be sure you have a version with the correct concert pitches notated.
Finals (with piano): March 17th 10:30am
Eric Ewazen: Sonata for Euphonium and Piano Movements 2 & 3 (Carl Fischer)

Tuba Solo

Preliminary round: March 16th 2-5pm (check-in 1-2pm)
Walter Harltey: Suite for Tuba (Theodore Presser)
Finals (with piano): March 17th 10:30am
Rodney Newton: Capriccio

Tuba Orchestra

March 16th 4-7pm (check-in 1-2pm)

Berlioz: Hungarian March - 20 to four measures after 21
Cesar Franck: Symphony in d Minor – 1st mvt. U-end; 3rd mvt. M-18th bar of N
Gershwin: An American in Paris - four measures after 67 to 68; seven measures after 72 to 74
Gustav Holst: The Planets IV. Jupiter -262-274; 380-395
Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Movement III - four measures before 3 to Reh 4
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, Movement I 3 to 6
Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger - opening AND J to L
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries - B Major Section

Quartet (may comprise any combination of tubas and euphoniums)

Preliminary: March 17th 9-10:30am (check-in 8-9am) 8-10 minutes of music, including one transcription and one original work. Please choose complete movements rather than incomplete sections. Bring one copy of the score for the judges.
Final: March 17th 5pm 10-16 minutes of music (not performed in preliminary round).

Euphonium Band

ERRATA
SUITE OF OLD AMERICAN DANCES – R. R. Bennett The penciled in C-flat in the third bar of the last line is incorrect. This note is C-natural and moves to C-flat in the middle of the bar.
REQUIEM – G. Verdi There are not any misprints in this excerpt, but due to copy quality some half notes may appear as quarter notes. Take care to check that there are four beats in each bar.

March 16th 4-7pm (check-in 1-2pm)

Excerpts listed alphabetically by composer. Judges will determine number of rounds and select from the following (Download the PDF here!)
Robert Russell Bennett: Suite of Old American Dances mvt. V. Rag (rehearsal 10 – end)
Henry Fillmore: Rolling Thunder
Percy Grainger: Colonial Song (Opening – m. 11; m. 21 – m. 45)
Gustav Holst: Second Suite for Military Band (pickup to letter E – 5th bar of letter G)
Claude Smith: Festival Variations (47-63; 274-306)
John Philip Sousa: The Glory of the Yankee Navy
John Philip Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever
Giuseppe Verdi arr. Mollenhauer: Manzoni Requiem (pickup to letter J – 5th bar of letter M)