Wagner, Richard – Romance for Euphonium & Piano
Romance (Romance nach dem Albumblatt) has been beautifully arranged by Ralph Sauer for Euphonium and Piano for advanced performers.
Romance by Richard Wagner first appeared as a solo piano work called Ein Albumblatt in das Album der Fürstin Metternich in 1861 (after the completion of Tristan und Isolde) but not published until 1871. It became more famous as a violin piece because of an arrangement by August Wilhelmj (1845-1908). Arrangements for many other instruments with piano and/or orchestral accompaniment followed. This arrangement generally follows Wilhelmj’s ideas (which are quite a bit more elaborate than Wagner’s simple piano writing), and makes it into a virtuosic, yet expressive piece for the Euphonium.