Aspire & Be Inspired

Welcome to the Euphonium & Baritone Homepages of Charley Brighton
Willson Euphonium Artist, Brass Teacher & Instrument Service Technician

"If you love some instrument, if you like the sound of it, it's like no other sound. It's really yours. It comes from deep within, and it's something you can always connect with inside. How good can that be? Your music, your sound-it's your friend for life. You can express how you feel, send your self into the larger world. You will always have that voice. That's a pretty powerful thing." Yo-Yo-Ma, Cellist.

"Charley Brighton’s wonderful collection of euphoniums both old and new provided an equally fascinating counterpoint presentation.The amazing array of weird and wonderful designs from Victorian five valve leviathans to micro sized marching instruments showed that in reality there is nothing new under the sun.The somewhat Heath Robinson approach of early inventors and instrument manufacturers to try and sort out tuning and intonation problems bordered between the occasionally brilliant and the more predictable bonkers".4 Barsrest

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June 30th. 2014

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  • Listen to live recordings of the 54th.Recital
  • Visit the new web page of composer Esther Hopkins
  • Read the 4barsrest review of my last recital
  • Interview by Micah Parsons for his blog
  • Pictures of the newly acquired 1920's Besson 4 Valve Tenor Horn!
  • Premiere of 'Journey' by Esther Hopkins
  • Photographs from our Swiss visit and the Willson factory in Flums
  • See us on Facebook - Myspace, Youtube & Twitter
  • Pics of my vintage euphonium display at the Black Dyke Brass Arts Festival in Leeds
  • View my On-Line Photo Album.
  • Brass tuition & instrument servicing now available Email for details.

    Concert/Brass Band, Ensemble
    & Solo Performance Dates for 2014;

    Saturday, May 3rd.
    Euphonium Recital no.54 St. Mary's Parish Church, Slough 12 noon admission free
    with guest Robert Marsh, Trombone (Dave Taylor, piano)

    Saturday, August 16th.
    Euphonium Recital no.55 St. Mary's Parish Church, Slough 12 noon admission free

    Saturday, November 22nd..
    Euphonium Recital no.56 St. Mary's Parish Church, Slough 12 noon admission free


    The Euphonium Music of
    Terry Treherne

    Euphonium Solo

    Euphonium Recitals
    listings & reviews

    The History of
    The Hanwell Band

    The B.B.C.
    Elstree Concert Band
    Gallery Index
    6 valve euphoniums!

    Listen to our collection of
    vintage instruments
    The best links
    & contacts.
    Ebony, Ivory & Brass
    A Classical Trio.

    A Personal History
    Life with the Euphonium
    Tubalations Low Brass Day
    Staines Salvation Army

    The Celebration
    Brass Ensemble

    Free Concerts at
    St. Mary's

    Low Brass Quartet

    For Dog Lovers Only

    On November 3rd. 2004, I signed a contract with Willi Kurath, Director of Willson Band Instruments in Flums, Switzerland,
    to promote their Euphoniums, and as a result, I now have a new top-of-the-range
    2900 model to use in my performances!
    In addition, the late Joe Miserendino from the U.S.A. composed"A Willson Concertante" to celebrate the new partnership.

    It is in 3 movements, Con Bravura, Nocturne & Con Brio, listen to them here.
    Now available, the Wind Band & Orchestra version
    Listen to the premiere here.
    Piano version (catalogue number 50103).

    Euphoniums Wanted !

    I am interested in purchasing old euphoniums,
    particularly Highams, Gisborne and other lesser known brands.
    Preferably in playing condition, but not essential.

    Email us here