Corelli's Christmas Concerto, composed around 1690 is formally known as Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 8. It was published posthumously in 1714 as one of twelve works under Opus 6. The composer inscribed it Fatto per la notte di Natale "Made for the Night ofChristmas". The final movement is the famous Pastoral ad libitum traditionally performed for Christmas Eve services. Originally scored for a chamber string ensemble, Paul Erion has arranged this 15 minute work for a brass quintet of advanced perf...
Baroque. Gentle sarabande in 12/8 with a flowing, lilting quality. Moderate range though French horn does play frequently below the staff (down to low Eb). Trumpet parts in Bb or C. The following substitution parts are included: French horn in key of Bb, Eb, C, and C bass clef; trombone in Bb treble clef; tuba in Eb treble clef. As performed by the Harmonic Brass Quintet. Score & parts. -pc
Baroque. Trumpet players likely are familiar with this Corelli transcription which was originally written for violin. Expanded here for brass quintet, the movements are entitled: Prelude; Allemande; Sarabande; Gigue. Main melody is often in the first trumpet part, but is also passed to the second trumpet or threaded through the rest of the ensemble. Solid and intricate orchestration, active parts throughout the ensemble, detailed dynamic notations. -pc
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20th Century (1993). Programmatic work in five movements, each of which depicts a scene. The Summit; The Desert; Forest Meadow; The Gap; City Street. movement 1 - The Summit movement 2 - The Desert movement 3 - Forest Meadow movement 4 - The Gap movement 5 - City Streets
20th Century (1987). Written in one continuous movement with sections entitled: Calm Reflections; Soft Waves Break, Wind Storm, Melting; Creeks, Moon Over the Sea; Sun Over the Sea; Beauty of the Sea - Happiness. Contemporary techniques such as rapid oscillation on the same note using alternate fingerings, controlled wide and fast vibrato, flutter tonguing, aleatoric sections, and glissandos. Multiple mutes required: whispa mute, soft straight mute, straight mute, cup mute, Wa-Wa mute with st...
Jazz. Popular tune from the post-Word War I Vaudeville era here transcribed for brass quintet. Classic early jazz chart. Starts in a moderate Swing then later moves up to a brighter tempo. Solos for trumpet , French horn, and trombone solo are written out, but include chord changes so performers may improvise. Intermediate technical challenges, moderate range. Optional drum set part. French horn part can be played by trombone using substitution part included. -pc
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20th Century. German Brass Edition. Original work for quintet that includes treatments of Ragtime; Bossa Nova; Vals Peruano; Zamba Gaucha; Son de Mexico. The "America" in this work refers not to the USA alone, but to the entire North and South American continents. Score & parts.
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Christmas. This jump swing version of Hark the Herald Angels Sing will definitely get the toes of listeners tapping. The tuba introduces the style, by playing a bass line a la Sing, Sing, Sing. Each instrument enters with the same riff that the tuba introduces at the beginning of the piece. Fun! -the publisher
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20th Century (1988). Adaptation of a work originally composed for concert band, here set by the composer for brass quintet, organ and percussion (optional though preferable). See YouTube for some band performances to get a taste of the work. -cdp
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20th Century. Percussion consists of suspended cymbal and bells, plus tympani (separate player). Based on Schubert's Sanctus from his German Mass in F this arrangement lends itself to the expressive qualities of the modern brass quintet. -the publisher
The following substitution parts are included: French horn in the key of Eb; Tuba in the key of Eb treble clef.
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21st Century. Games for Brass was commissioned to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Western Michigan University, by fellow faculty members who make up the Western Brass Quintet. Listening to the premiere of the (originally) three-movement work, the composer decided that he "wasn't finished," adding a fourth movement. Read an interesting review of a 2005 performance of the work by the Western Brass Quartet at the ITG conference here. For advanced performers. Dur: 22 minutes.
21st Century (2005). This work was written in 2005 and is dedicated to the Simon Bolivar Brass Quintet. The movements represent four episodes of a knight's life: I. The Knight of the Hill; II. The Maid of the Grey Castle; III. The Battle on Mount Fires;IV. Victory Party. Subtitled "Stories of a legend", this vivid and rhythmic work is written in tonal mode. -the composer
20th Century. Jazz. Latin. Cuban. Jack Brownell's new arrangement of Paquito's well known, lively, synopated, Venezuelan waltz (dedicated to Venezuelan composer and guitarist Antonio Lauro). A perfect recital opener or encore! Trpt. 1 doubles on piccolo trumpet, trombone occasionally plays in tenor clef, moderate range for trumpets, active technical writing for French horn, trombone, and tuba. Score & parts. -cdp/pc (score sample page)
20th Century (1944). Ingolf Dahl was an American composer who began his musical training in Germany and Sweden. This substantial work is one of the earliest works written for the modern brass quintet. Rhythmically and harmonically complex, this piece is at times powerful, reverent, and sometimes quite light. If you are looking for a sophisticated feature piece for your quintet recital, Dahl's Music for Brass would be an impressive choice. Movements entitled: Chorale Fantasy on Christ lay in the B...
Written in 1989 for the Saturday Brass Quintet on commission from Chamber Music America. The set of four dances - Riddle Dance, Burlesque, Shadow Dance, and Peripetia - form a snapshot of New York, the city of the composer's birth. The enormous variety of life found in the tight confines of the city are reflected in the quintet's wide ranging dynamics, colors and moods. The work's vigorous rhythms and many vignettes bring to mind a ballet score, and in fact the work has served as a ballet as well...
20th Century Swedish composer Christer Danielsson dedicated this unique work for tuba and four French horns to Michael Lind. Written in four movements with tempo markings as follows: Largo, Allegro Vivo; Moderato Misterioso; Andante con Sentimento; AllaMarcia; The following substitution parts are included: Horn 1 can be played Bb trumpet; Horn 2 can be played by Bb trumpet or trombone; Horn 3 can be played by trombone; Horn 4 can be played by trombone or euphonium. -pc
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21st Century (2009). Serengeti is named for the area in east central Africa that is one of the most fascinating environments on earth. The composition can be thought of as illustrating three scenes from this region. The first movement, "Endless Plains" suggests the vast grassland that is much of the Serengeti and the activity of a day on these plains. Serengeti becomes a different place when darkness falls. The second movement, "Twilight" attempts to capture the beauty and mystery of that time. I...
Christmas. Sacred. Popular Christmas tune set for brass quintet with everyone getting a chance to participate. Drummer not required. Starts as a traditional chorale and then proceeds with a good bit of development. A nice concert rendition of this popular carol. As recorded by the Harmonic Brass Quintet of Munich, Germany. Score & parts.
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20th Century. French title is as "Trios Chansons." Transcription of three secular art songs originally for solo voice & piano. Titles include Dieu! Qu'il la fait bon regarder!; Quant j'ai ouy le tabourin; Yver, vois n'estes qu'un villain.
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