Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Yellow Rose of Texas Variations

The arrangement of The Yellow Rose of Texas Variations began when the Coast Guard Band arranged for a tour throughout Texas in 1995, and euphonium soloist Dan Vinson, a native of Henderson TX, asked Lewis Buckley if he would write a traditional theme and variations solo for him based on "The Yellow Rose of Texas." Buckley, who, as a trumpet soloist himself, had played all the great Herbert L. Clarke variations-based solos, leaped at the chance. Yellow Rose became a worldwide hit among euphonium and trumpet soloists. (Source: Lew Buckley)

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