20th Century. The movement titles reflect the spirit of historic American figures. The first movement which is inspired by American author "Napoleon Hill" is marked to played "Fast, with a positive mental attitude." Second movement, "Calvin Coolidge" is to be played "In a straightforward style; expressively laconic." Final movement "William Tecumseh Sherman," is written in alternating 7/8 and 4/4 meters, and is marked "Relentlessly aggressive." Trumpets and trombone require straight mutes, so...
Early 20th Century. Written in 1901 this comical work is subtitled as a "Characteristic March, Cakewalk, or Polka." Humorous technical passages in the tuba, glissandos and the passing of melodic material throughout the ensemble help to create a rollicking cakewalk. -pc
Category: Brass Quintets Item: 047984 Grade: Grade 4 - Intermediate Price: $12.00 Availability: Ships in 10 to 15 Days
Here is a suite of Christmas music that will work nicely into every brass quintet [w/timpani] library. The Moravians are well known for their robust musical heritage, so when Dr. Brown has delved into their tradition and musical legacy he brought back with him a superb piece of music and a delightful addition to the brass quintet and Christmas music literature. Score & parts. -the publisher (score sample pages)
20th Century. Chace Music was commissioned by Brass Ring for a concert in celebration of the inauguration of William Chace as the 14th President of Wesleyan University. Chace is a scholar of the writings of James Joyce. Funfare for a President is an amusing piece that quotes twelve of the more famous tunes mentioned throughout Joyce's writings, specifically: Finnegan's Wake; Love's Old Sweet Song; Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye; La Cidarem La Mano; Ballyhooley; On Coronation Day; See The Conquering Hero...
20th Century. Jazz. Based on Mendelssohn's Wedding March, this medium-tempo, late-40's style 2-chorus chart works well as a humorous swing-stle recessional or an encore. Intermediate technical challenges, but first trumpet does play up to high C above the staff towards the end of the chart. -pc
Category: Brass Quintets Item: 046942 Grade: Grade 4 - Intermediate Price: $7.00 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
20th Century. A new take on what might be old fashioned square-dance tunes, this four-minute piece is bright and saucy, capturing the hoe-down flavor of a western barn-raising (complete with off-beat clapping feature). Freshly modern and surprising in its modulations, this piece is a sure audience-pleaser. Score & parts. - the publisher (score sample pages)
20th Century. Inspired by the famous pirate Blackbeard, this humorous piece includes major and minor keys, jig-like rhythms and a contrasting short rubato section before returning to the quick moving 6/8 meter. Moderate range. Duration is approximately 3:00. -pc
Category: Brass Quintets Item: 033413 Grade: Intermediate Price: $12.00 Availability: Ships in 10 to 14 Days
20th Century. This cheerful work is inspired by the vintage American bicycle and frequently features the French horn as the melodic lead. Written in cut-time with several playable key changes and dexterous technical passages in the first trumpet. Duration is approximately 3:00 minutes. -pc
Category: Brass Quintets Item: 035618 Grade: Grade 4 - Intermediate Price: $18.00 Availability: Ships in 10 to 14 Days
20th Century. Almost a march but not quite, the humor in this piece lies in its unexpected turns and modulations. Chromatic shifting harmonies lead your ear in fresh directions with practically every phrase. Composed by former Naval Academy arranger Paul Burrucker - the publisher Clever rhythmic interplay between players, active/technical playing especially for trumpets and French horn, moderate range, inspired by the US Naval Academy's Worden Field. -pc
Category: Brass Quintets Item: 035619 Grade: Grade 5 - Early Advanced Price: $12.00 Availability: Ships in 10 to 14 Days
21st Century (2011). Yes, it's what you think. Lively, up-tempo chart with tons of rhythmic activity. Slow middle section and Funky ending. Quality concert repertoire, running to 6:30 in length. Trumpets use harmon mutes. (Composer's MySpace page - opens new window).
20th Century. Composed for the United States Air Force Brass Quintet. This exciting "tour de force" uses driving ostinati and sparkling chromatic flourishes. Chromatic Fantasy was premiered by the U.S.A.F. Brass Quintet at the Eastern Trombone Workshop.
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20th Century. Lyrical passages are juxtaposed with fanfare-like sections to create a dramatic and festive atmosphere. Written for the opening of a performing arts high school in Florida, this exciting composition was winner of the 1991 "Erik Satie Award"of New York City. Score & parts.
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Category: Brass Quintets Item: 029635 Grade: Grade 6 - Advanced Price: $18.50 Availability: Usually Ships in 24 Hours
20th Century. Musical representations of six of Aesop's fables including: The Hawk and the Nightingale; The Middle-aged Man and His Two Mistresses; The Cat and the Rooster; The Piping Fisherman; The Piping Fisherman; The Fox and the Leopard; The Lion andthe Bear. The text of the fables is provided and may be used as program notes. Each fable may also by recited by a member of the ensemble or a narrator prior to performing the accompanying movement. Because of the programmatic subject matter and t...