for Euphonium and Piano
arranged by Frode Rydland
Rodrigo Leão is a Portuguese composer not very well-known in the world of brass music. His trademark is to put the pop song format into a more classical frame. His album Cinema from 2004 is a clear example of this and is in fact a series of soundtrack excerpts. The title track is scored as a violin solo with an accompaniment of piano and string players. Frode Rydland arranged this solemn tune as a euphonium solo for Kleppe Musikklag’s winning programme in the 1st section at Siddis Brass 2006.
Frode Rydland (born 1971), studied trumpet and pedagogy at the Grieg Academy, University of Bergen. Frode is probably most known as an arranger. He has put together winning programmes at the Siddis Brass entertainment contest with Eikanger-Bjørsvik Musikklag, where he’s the soprano cornet player, and with several other bands. As a composer he won the Fodens Richardson Award in 2004 with the piece
Hey-Hey!!. He also composed several other commissions for brass band.
Fundamental Music was established in October 2005. ‘Fundamental’ came up when I was searching for anagrams to the name of my son, Amund Flaten. ‘Fundamental’ is indeed a perfect anagram to his name, thus giving the word a strong personal meaning and association. For me, music is also a fundamental aspect of my life.
The Tormod Flaten Solo Series features the first published works on Fundamental Music and it consists solely of arrangements and compositions for euphonium. Most of the titles are recorded on my CD’s Flight, Norwegian Euphonium and with seven tracks from the latest album From the Deep we continue to bring out quality music in this series.