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by Danny Helseth

An eclectic euphonium recording by former U.S. Air Force Band euphoniumist, Danny Helseth.
Genre: Classical: Orchestral
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sonata for Euphonium
5:26 $0.99
2. Lyric Suite: I: Adagio Cantabile
3:19 $0.99
3. Lyric Suite: II: Allegro Guisto
2:12 $0.99
4. Lyric Suite: III: Andante Sostenuto
4:23 $0.99
5. Lyric Suite: IV: Allegro Energico
2:43 $0.99
6. Fantasy Variations
8:07 $0.99
7. Dream for Euphonium and String Quartet
16:41 $0.99
8. Fantasia
11:06 $0.99
9. Six Moods for Euphonium and Piano: I: Confident
1:45 $0.99
10. Six Moods for Euphonium and Piano: II: Pleased
1:40 $0.99
11. Six Moods for Euphonium and Piano: III: Apprehensive
0:51 $0.99
12. Six Moods for Euphonium and Piano: IV: Concerned
1:43 $0.99
13. Six Moods for Euphonium and Piano: V: Introspective
1:56 $0.99
14. Six Moods for Euphonium and Piano: VI: Lustful
1:05 $0.99
15. By Gaslight
5:31 $0.99
16. Pearls: I: Ducati Sps 916
3:21 $0.99
17. Pearls: II: My One and Only Love
3:44 $0.99
18. Pearls: III: Susi
4:09 $0.99
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Album Notes
The first solo-CD from euphonium-superstar, Danny Helseth. Danny is a former member of the United States Air Force Band and Air Force Ceremonial Brass in Washington, D.C. This disc is full of new, exciting pieces and is sure to be a great addition to any library. There are two premiere recordings in the 'Dream for Euphonium and String Quartet' and 'Six Moods for Euphonium and Piano'. This is not a disc to miss! Pick up your copy now!


When asked to describe Danny Helseth as a musician, composers Joseph T. Spaniola and Brett Miller use the words such as “high energy…intensity…emotion-filled”. Danny has never been known to go into anything half-way, but rather puts everything he has into what he does. This is very evident as he pursues his musical career on the euphonium.

Danny began his education with a Bachelor of Music Education from Central Washington University (1999); continued with a Master in Music Performance, Euphonium from The University of North Texas (2002); and a Post-graduate Diploma in Performance from The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England where he studied on a Fulbright Scholarship.

As a former member of the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C., Danny was quickly recognized as an energetic and engaging soloist, featured several times with the band including on national tour in the spring of 2004. Helseth performed as a chamber musician and clinician at universities all over the US as a member of the Tower Brass Quintet.

Searching for new music, and new ways of musical expression, Danny has had the opportunity to debut several newly commissioned pieces including:
“Dream” for euphonium and string quartet by Joseph T. Spaniola;
“Concerto” for euphonium and orchestra by James Kazik; and
“6 Moods” for euphonium and piano by Brett Miller.

Helseth has recorded with The North Texas Wind Symphony, the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, and the United States Air Force Band. He has performed as principal trombonist with the Friday Morning Music Club Symphony in Washington D.C., and the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, and as euphoniumist with the Serapis Foundation, the Auburn Symphony, and is now principal and solo euphoniumist with Brass Band Northwest.

Danny is currently a freelance musician and solo euphoniumist in Seattle, WA. With the release of his debut solo album, “Snapshots!” Helseth is quickly establishing himself as a dynamic soloist and educator, giving master classes and clinics to middle school and high school bands; infecting students with the desire to energetically give everything they have to that cause for which they are most passionate.

Danny, throughout his life, has been in contact with extraordinary musicians, many of whom have been his private teachers, including: Larry Gookin, Tom Gause, and Dr. Russ Schultz at Central Washington; Dr. Brian Bowman and Vern Kagarice at The University of North Texas; Steven Mead and Jim Gorlay at The Royal Northern College of Music; and Patrick Sheridan and Sam Pilafian at The Institute for Performance Success. Countless other musicians, colleagues and students have taught and inspired Danny’s music and direction.

Danny Helseth is a Besson performing artist and clinician for Buffet Crampon USA, and performs exclusively on a Besson Prestige 2051 Euphonium.



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dr. k

Danny Helseth is the man!

Chrisr at CD Baby

This album of angular art songs, performed with spritely lyricism on euphonium with piano and string quartet accompaniment, has such bounce, such swagger, that it is just the sort of listen that will get you going in the morning. Danny Helseth is an impressively agile instrumentalist who can put soul and playfulness into each melodic phrase because the mechanics are all second nature. He, no doubt, developed and honed his abilities during his tenure as euphoniumist in the U.S. Air Force Band. He is able to strike that perfect balance between lightness and intensity. Supported on this recording by percussive piano and staccato string quartet, Danny has selected the perfect setting, stark and forceful, in which his talents and agility can really shine.