Paul Véronge de la Nux (1853 – 1928) was a French composer who studied at the Paris Conservatoire. He garnered some success, including winning the Grand Prix de Rome in 1876. Concert Piece (also known as Piece de Concert, but more accurately translated as ‘Contest Piece’) was written for the Paris Conservatoire competition in 1900. Following this ‘morceaux de concours’ tradition (which includes other popular pieces in the repertoire such as Guilmant’s ‘Morceau Symphonique’), it is still a popular set work for competitions today, and is an excellent showpiece for intermediate players. It begins with an Andante, followed by a cadenza and then an Allegro.
This new edition corrects many mistakes and inconsistencies found in previous editions. It also removes some of the unnecessary clef changes found in much French music of this period.
Parts are included in Bass Clef, Tenor Clef and Treble Clef in Bb (also suitable for Euphonium).