Lewis Buckley, arranger
The arrangement of The Yellow Rose of Texas Variations began when
the Coast Guard Band arranged for a tour throughout Texas in 1995, and
euphonium soloist Dan Vinson, a native of Henderson TX, asked Buckley if he
would write a traditional theme and variations solo for him based on
The Yellow Rose of Texas.
Buckley, who as a trumpet soloist himself had played all the great
Herbert L. Clarke variations-based solos, leaped at the chance.
Yellow Rose became a worldwide hit among euphonium and trumpet soloists.