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This is the first to be released of a suite of Celtic music.  Each movement will contain a different type of Celtic folk tune and a traditional hymn.  The Hornpipe combines The Rights of Man with Standing on the Promises in a rousing barnburner.  These were inspired by a collaboration with Irish Whistler Bob Pegritz.

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This solo was written for Cornet Solo by Vincent Bach, a famous cornet soloist and instrument manufacturer.  It has been adapted for Tuba Solo and scored for Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble accompaniment by Ben Roundtree, who has performed it with the University of Kentucky Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Skip Gray.

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This is a transcription of the setting by Haydn of the tune AUSTRIAN HYMN from his String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 3.  It has been recorded by Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass on their Classic Hymns CD.  It was also broadcast on “The Joy of Music” television series with organist Diane Bish (program #2301).

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