Christmas. Traditional. Melodic writing is primarily assigned to the trombone, horn and second trumpet. Technical demands are moderate, but first and second trumpets do extend to high C and Bb (respectively) as the piece reaches its dramatic conclusion. Score & parts.
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Christmas. Traditional. Adolphe Adam's famous Christmas carol in an arrangement for brass quintet. This simple melody features the first trumpet. Key of C with moderate range, though there is not a lot of rest.
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21st Century (2010). "Passacaglia is a work for brass quintet that tackles a style of composition rarely explored in brass chamber music repertoire. An ostinato subject is provided initially by the trombone, creating a quasi-minimalist chant-like atmosphere, as other motifs gradually evolve and emerge before disappearing back into the homophonic texture. A central trumpet duet suggests a new direction, yet hints of the original theme never fully subside. Another duet provides even greater agitati...
Renaissance. Classic quintet setting of "Two Ayres for Cornetts & Sagbuts, from Courtly Masquing Ayres." Recorded frequently on earlier quintet LPs. Duration is approx. 3:00 minutes. Score & parts. -cdp
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Renaissance. This toccata by Spanish Monk, organist and composer Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia is a welcome addition to early Baroque contrapuntal literature for brass quintet. Multiple sections with varying levels of complexity, and a powerful ending to this unique work. Parts only. -pc
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20th Century. Spanish. Begins simply with moving eighth notes in the euphonium (trombone) with a steady motor rhythm of repeated sixteenth notes in the horn. Other players layer over top increasing in intensity with frequent "hairpin" dynamic changes. A slow, transparent, lyrical section follows and leads back to the faster opening material. Slow and fast sections continue to alternate until the piece concludes with quiet burst of repeated sixteenth notes and final chord. Scored for 1st trumpet...
20th Century. Spanish. This Malaguena is a Spanish dance written in a brisk 3/8. Middle section is a contrasting Adagio in 3/4 featuring 1st trumpet rubato solo. Serenata is an Allegretto in 3/4 built on a 16th note triplet/eighth note rhythm which is passed throughout the ensemble. Frequent dramatic ritardandos, dynamic and articulation details give plenty of opportunity for an expressive performance. Score & parts. -pc (score sample pages)
20th Century. Spanish. Straight mute required for all players except for tuba which is to be played "quasi muted." Preludio movement is marked "Andantino" in 3/4 and features long, lyrical melodic lines which are passed around the ensemble. Tango is intricately scored and provides great opportunity for dynamic and articulation detailing with soft technical playing. -pc
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20th Century (1914). Classic British military march well known as a theme from the old film Bridge on the River Kwai (and some very old Getty Gasoline commercials!). Originally for standard concert band, here set for brass quintet by Arthur Frackenpohl in the key of C major (concert key) which keeps the range of each instrument quite playable. Optional snare part included. Larger print makes it easy to read. Duration 3:25 minutes. -cdp/pc (score sample pages)
20th Century (1914). Classic British military march well known as a theme from the old film Bridge on the River Kwai (and some very old Getty Gasoline commercials!). Originally for standard concert band, here set for brass quintet. C score & parts.
(C score sample pages)
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Renaissance. Elias Nikolaus Ammerbach was a German organist and arranger of organ music of the Renaissance. The Passamezzo Antico refers to a chord progression that was popular during the Renaissance and is still in use today. Your brass quintet will enjoy this moderately challenging but very approachable interpretation of a set of dances originally written for the Renaissance organ. Score & parts. -the publisher (score sample pages)