*Danny Boy (Tuba/Euph Quartet), Traditional, arr. Mike Forbes
Danny Boy or "Irish Tune from County Derry," is a welcomed arrangement on any program--provided that it works. The challenge with this tune is the lush harmonies and the large range of the melody. Usually arrangements of this work a bogged down in the low register where it's difficult to decipher the harmonies. This version gives each player a chance a that melody and is relatively clear and simple. The only real challenge is that, due to key, the work does stretch out the top euphoniumist a bit in the climax (high D).