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
Site launched 2001
November 25th. 2013
Saturday, October 19th.
Guest Soloist The Kenya Trust Concert, Bristol Easton Salvation Army, 7.30pm
Saturday, November 23rd.
Euphonium Recital no.52 St. Mary's Parish Church, Slough 12 noon admission free
Sunday, December 15th.
Tuba Carols 2013 for charity, steps of St. Paul's Cathedral, London, 12.45pm
Saturday, February 15th.
Euphonium Recital no.53 St. Mary's Parish Church, Slough 12 noon admission free
Saturday, May 3rd.
Euphonium Recital no.54 St. Mary's Parish Church, Slough 12 noon admission free
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
listings & reviews
The History of
The Hanwell Band
Elstree Concert Band
6 valve euphoniums!
Listen to our collection of
The best links
|Ebony, Ivory & Brass
A Classical Trio.
A Personal History
Life with the Euphonium
Tubalations Low Brass Day
Staines Salvation Army
Free Concerts at
Low Brass Quartet
For Dog Lovers Only
Composer Joe Miserendino, after the premiere of his Willson Concertante, with the City of London Winds at Covent Garden.
Composer Joe Miserendino, me and conductor John Andrews after the City of London Winds concert at Covent Garden.
After some 15 years, I met up with Terry Treherne, who I had previously played under when he was Musical Director to the
Alder Valley (Aldershot) Brass Band. Our last performance together was as runners-up in the London regional qualifying rounds of the National Brass Band Championships at Watford Town Hall in 1990, playing Eric Ball's Journey Into Freedom.
The photograph was taken at Maida Vale Studio 1 after a live concert recording of his new
euphonium solo 'Recollections' with the B.B.C. Elstree Concert Band.
Amazing works for low brass from the U.S.A., featuring Euphonium / Tuba and Quartet music;
The most lyrical of works for Euphonium & Tuba from North of the border;
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.
The 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