The famous “Funiculi-Funicula” presented in variation form for Euphonium Tuba Quartet. Perform the opening with an “Alpen” feel. From A to E is the popular theme. Tempo is set at 116, but you can also take it a little faster. In that case, when the repetitive notes of 1st Euph. (two bars before D) seem difficult, you can change them to F dotted half-notes. The solo tuba part at E should be strongest relative to accompaniment balance. From H, Funiculi-Funicula’s melody is arranged in a minor chord variation.
From “energico”, sing with clear passion. At I a march appears, along with part of “The Stars and Stripes Forever”. You can perform it brightly, cheerfully and lively. From K, the last variation begins. Perform with bravura, attending to balance and solid form so that the detail of continuous subdivided notes can be heard clearly. The ending has two patterns, original style and optional. You may select either depending upon your range possibilities.