Based on the Canadian folk song "Land of the Silver Birch," Blue Lake and Rocky Shore is meant to serve as an introduction to minimalist music for younger ensembles. With its nod to the work of John Adams and Eric Whitacre, this composition by Bill Thomas can act as a gateway to a further study of minimalism and serve as an exciting opening or closing work to any concert. -the publisher
Based on the Newfoundland folk song Feller From Fortune, this piece by Bill Thomas has been transformed from the original jig to become an energetic overture featuring a number of solo opportunities interesting percussion parts, and some simple mixed meter work.
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21st Century (2021). Hush by Bill Thomas is a simple lyrical composition in the style of a lullaby. It was inspired by the thought of that time of night when the lights are finally turned off and the house is quiet. The modest technical demands required by Hush will allow the ensemble to concentrate on the expressive components of their performance. Arranged for brass quintet. (3:10) -the publisher
21st Century (2016). Commissioned by Meredith Brown Alden and the American Composers Forum for the grand opening of the Mary Van Evera Visual Arts Center at Northland College (Ashland, WI), Northern Light opens with a splash, a brief suggestion of the gentle waves of Lake Superior, and then a broadly swinging theme. A playful treatment of the fanfare idea leads to antiphonal trumpets and general celebration. For standard 211.01 brass quintet (2 trumpets, 1 horn, 1 trombone, 0 euphoniums, 1 tuba)...
20th Century. Commissioned for Empire Brass in 1988 and dedicated to his father, Ted. This composition is an interweaving of 3 songs: Slow movement with slowly resolving dissonant harmonies Folk-like moderate tempo also containing dissonance Dance-like with a jazzy-swing feel. Duration: 14:00 minutes.
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20th Century. Film Score. This prolific American composer brings us this exciting piece for brass quintet. From the original film score, The Plow that Broke the Plains. Contains: Prelude; Cowboy Songs ("Houlihan", "Laredo", "Git Along Little Doggies"); Blues; Finale ("We're Goin' to Leave Ol' Texas Now"). Score & parts. -the publisher If you like Copland, you'll love this chart. -cdp (score sample pages)
Renaissance. Thomas Tomkins was an organist and composer of early English church music in the late Renaissance. A student of William Byrd and highly respected among his contemporaries, Tomkins was a master of the English Anthem (the English equivalent tothe Latin motet). The "Full Anthem" is usually a work in contrapuntal style for unaccompanied chorus, as in the case of "When David Heard that Absalom was Slain". The expression of grief is movingly depicted in the extraordinarily beautiful settin...
A unique Latin treatment of "The Christmas Song" by Gary Slechta as recorded by Wayne Bergeron with the After Hours Brass on the CD "Music & Mistletoe". Trumpets parts actually written for flugelhorns, though trumpets may be used instead. Well-detailed use of dynamics, articulation and style markings to encourage expressive playing. Score & parts. (score & trumpet 1 part sample pages)
21st Century. Broad, heroic chorale written for the ensemble for which it is named. Reminiscent of the Chris Hazel charts performed by the Philip Jones Brass. As performed by the Magnifica Brass Quintet. -cdp
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20th Century. A sonata in four movements, each associated with an aspect of Santa Barbara, California in the summer months (when the Music Academy of the West is in session). Movements include: Cakewalk on a Tightrope, Preacher on the Pier, Magic Horn Tango and State Street Stomp.
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"Abide with Me" is a beautiful hymn has been arranged to feature all the members in a brass quintet with organ. This arrangement opens with a short introduction then proceeds through several verses. Each verse is scored differently for interest, with themelody wandering throughout the ensemble.
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Well known Spiritual & Christian hymn tune. Canadian Brass series. Trumpet 2 performs on piccolo trumpet. Begins with a free blues recitative by the first trumpet, moves to a slow gospel in 3, then a moderate 2-beat dixieland treatment, and concludes with a return to the free recitative and a brief, powerful, closing statement. Score & parts.
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Well known Spiritual & Christian hymn tune. "I couldn't resist arranging this great melody. The beginning is reminiscent of bagpipes. The arrangement then dives and climbs, plumbing the emotions of this timeless piece." -the arranger
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Well known Spiritual & Christian hymn tune. After a brief introduction, this dramatic arrangement allows the French horn to present the main melody, passing it next to the first trumpet. Changing accompanimental orchestration, modulations and subtle tempo changes give rich color to this arrangement. Moderate range but first trumpet does reach to a high B above the staff. -pc
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Christmas. Ryan Meeboer's arrangement of Angels We Have Heard on High is a medium bossa mixed with swing. The group smoothly changes from straight eighth notes into swing eighth notes and back into straight in the marked measures. This is a great twist on this popular carol. -the publisher
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Christmas. This is showstopper arrangement of a beloved carol, requiring the first trumpet to show off great piccolo chops. Brilliant writing for one of the most famous Christmas pieces. True North Brass series. --the publisher
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Christmas. Unique treatment of the famous carol which begins in a straightforward yet lush, chorale, changes to a swing feel in the middle, and resolves back to "straight eighth note" chorale with jazz harmonies. -pc
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Christian Hymn. Originally written as a wedding piece, this quintet begins tenderly with a lyrical, extended horn solo in 3/4 time. Creatively orchestrated with interweaving lines, varied textures, and detailed dynamic changes.
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20th Century. Also known as "Roll Out the Barrel" Lively polka in cut-time. Melody is cleverly ornamented and showcases fingering dexterity and fast tonguing passages. Key changes, moderate range, humorous slow tempo variation and fast coda bring this comical polka to a light-hearted finish. Great tune for Octoberfest! Score & parts. (score sample pages)
Traditional English. Creative use of reverse pyramids (motivic cascade) in the opening. Lilting quality mostly in 6/8 with long lyrical melodic phrase in the trumpet then passed to the French horn. Well-detailed and active accompanimental textures throughout. -pc
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