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Written for the dedication (Christening) of the composer’s two young nephews (Jake and Oliver) to celebrate their birth, this beautiful euphonium solo gives thanks for their safe arrival. Darren Bartlett writes: ‘A beautiful melody transpired out of the love we all feel for our families and those who have a faith in God... At the key change the listener needs to feel the excitement and anticipation of new life and long to be a part of the celebration.’


To view a video of Anthony Smith performing the version with piano accompaniment version please visit


Sheet music available from:

UK -



Difficulty Level: Third Section +



Euphonium Soloist Bb

Soprano Cornet Eb

Solo Cornet Bb

Repiano Cornet Bb

2nd Cornet Bb

3rd Cornet Bb

Flugel Horn Bb

Solo Horn Eb

1st Horn Eb

2nd Horn Eb

1st Baritone Bb

2nd Baritone Bb

1st Trombone Bb

2nd Trombone Bb

Bass Trombone

2nd Euphonium Bb

Bass Eb

Bass Bb


Drum Kit

Tuned Percussion


Novus Vitae (Euphonium Solo with Brass Band) Darren Bartlett

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