Rolf Wilhelm

wrote In July 1997 the "International Tuba & Euphonium Conference" was held under the motto "Towards the Millennium" at Riva del Garda. During those days that I spent at Lake Garda under sunny Italian skies, I met so many outstanding international instrumentalists and heard so much fascinating and wonderfully interpreted music, that I spontaneously resolved to compose a new piece for euphonium. It would be a companion piece to the Tuba Concertino, which I wrote in 1983. This new work is a short, uncomplicated piece, striving solely to express the love of music and joie de vivre.