O Ruddier Than The Cherry was originally written by G F Handel. It was later arranged in honour of the widely reputed ophicleidist, Samuel Hughes. This edition has been carefully re-crafted by Anthony George (Professor of Ophicleide, Co-Artistic Director and playing member of The Wallace Collection), widening its appeal with the additional focus on its scoring towards modern day euphonium and baritone players. Provided in print format of solo part (for euphonium/baritone/ophicleide) and piano accompaniment.
A beautiful melody with technically challenging elements, giving the soloist and listener ample opportunities to marvel at the dexterity of the work.
A full performance of this work is also featured on our 2020 album release – The Golden Age of the 19th Century Brass Virtuoso.