I’m proud to present to you my new solo album, VOX – an album which, as the Latin word implies, showcases my own euphonium voice. You can order your copy by clicking on this link and then on the “ORDER VOX” button on the top of this page. If you would like to hear a sneak preview, have a listen to the demo video at the bottom of the page to get an impression!
The title of the CD combines my surname, Vos, with its English translation, Fox, which in turn alludes to one of the pieces commissioned especially for the CD – ‘Les Ruses du Renard’ (or ‘The Tricks of the Fox’).
As the euphonium has more than one face, I wanted to make an album comprised of serious music in combination with a variety of different ensembles. I’m very pleased to include four brand new compositions on the CD, most of them written especially for this project. These pieces are all stylistically very different, yet each play to the strengths of the instrument. Alongside these four world premiere recordings is Marco Pütz’ ‘Concertino for Euphonium’. One of the best works written for euphonium and fanfare band (a typical Dutch ensemble). The piece has never been recorded in this way. By recording these five pieces with brass band, wind band, and fanfare band, I hope to display the various ‘voces’ the euphonium has to offer.
I’m immensely grateful to the five composers, and of course the three ensembles, who worked alongside me during the entire project. Their enthusiasm and professionalism inspired me to really push my limits every step of the way. I also want to thank everyone who has supported me over the years, making this project possible. The list of names is far too long to write down, but I’m sure that those involved know who they are.
VOX is dedicated to my parents, Jeanne and Dany, who have supported me from the start and encouraged me to follow my dreams. No matter how challenging the path towards becoming a professional musician seemed at times, they were always there to point me in the right direction. I hope you enjoy my VOX!