One of Bach's greatest works, the Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No. #3 in D has been arranged for Brass Quartet by Keith Terrett in the key of F. A nice comfortable arrangement of about 4 minutes in length for intermediate performers. Instrumentation is for 2 Trumpets in Bb, Trombone and Tuba/Bass Trombone. The Trombone and Tuba parts are also in Bb Treble clef.
This work gives all five players a real workout. This masterful transcription is "Symphonic" in style with all 5 players playing the 4 voice fugue. There is a lot of doubling with some thrilling sounds and textures. You will hear this work performed by the Vancouver Symphony Brass Quintet on the mp3 sample. Turn up the volume, because this work shakes the rafters. A great work in recital!
This work has been performed many times by the Vancouver Symphony Brass at Christmas concerts and is perfect for traditional wedding ceremonies as well. Your audience will be quite inspired by this beautiful sounding work that will fill the sanctuary or concert hall with the glorious sound of Brass and Organ. Instrumentation is for 2 trumpets (either in Bb or C, please specify) , horn, trombone, tuba & concert organ. Difficulty level is intermediate to high intermediate.
For Trumpet, Horn & Trombone. This work gives all three instrumentalists a real workout. The horn playing the moving voice mid-range along with the trombone on the bass line. The trumpet plays the choral prelude melody on top in a beautiful legato line.
This collection of 16 short Renaissance, Baroque and Classical works by Mr. Bergler allows a young Brass Quintet to progress from rather easy to intermediate level chamber music. The short selections can be performed, but are most helpful in the studio where the group can work on all the disciplines of ensemble performance. This collection is a must for young groups being coached.
Johannes Brahms is known for his serious, complex, large works, however some of his most cherished compositions are the small scale ones that became popular immediately. The Hungarian Dance No. 6 is lively, seductive and full of mischief. The contrasting tempos and stop-start rhythms are the most notable parts of the work. Mike Wall, former Horn player with the Vancouver Symphony has written a great transcription for advanced performers. Instrumentation is for Trumpet in B-flat, Horn and Trombone. .
A wonderful arrangement of Bruckner's choral masterpiece for 10 piece Brass Choir. This work is suitable for intermediate level and higher. Wonderful lush harmonies and Romantic melodies. Instrumentation is for 4 Trumpets in Bb, 2 Horns, 3 Trombones and Tuba
Anton Bruckner's sacred "Libera me, Domine has been transcribed for Brass choir by Barnaby Kerekes. Originally for Chorus and three Trombones, this work is very successful for Brass choir. The work, which was composed in 1854 is of moderate difficulty and is about seven minutes in length.
These pieces are intended for the serious private Tuba student at the 11th-12th grade level, though they can also be useful as remedial or preparatory material at the first year college level. Range, technique and rhythmic complexity have been minimized in order to avoid creating too many things for the student to focus on at once. For most students at this level, meter changes and interval structures within a non-tonal context are enough. Technique and range are more than adequately covered in other studies. These fine pieces are more than just studies, they are musical works with a lot of character and should be a part of every Tubist's library.
A fun transcription featuring the trombone as soloist. This work has been performed many times by the Vancouver Symphony Brass at outdoor and educational/childrens' concerts. Your audience will be in stitches with the hilarious glissandos and antics of the trombone solo. Instrumentation is for 2 trumpets (either in Bb or C, please specify) , horn, trombone, tuba & concert organ. This work is of intermediate difficulty.
Nick Francis is a very talented Canadian composer. His Quintet's 3 movements are fused into a single ?macro-movement? of about 17 minutes in length.
The work requires advanced performers with the Trumpet parts being in C.
The work opens with a gentle hymn. The music gradually works itself up into a heroic tune.
The second movement begins in the barren wasteland left by the disintegration of the first. After a time, paraphrased fragments of the Anglican seafaring hymn Eternal Father begin emerging. Gradually the earlier "wasteland feel" begins to bloom, and the movement closes quietly in E major.
The Finale is in two sections. The 2nd section brings the music back to E-flat major, with all of its heroic properties, and heads the quintet towards a thunderous climax followed by a mad gallop to the finish.
This music is dedicated with deep gratitude to Nate and to all the members of the Sapphire Brass, without whose confidence in new music it might never have been written.
A rowsing march for Brass Quintet by one of the world's greatest march composers. This one will get their feet tapping. Brad Howland has done a fanstastic job with the scoring of this work for moderately advanced players with good endurance. For 2 Trumpets in Bb, Horn, Trombone and Tuba.
This magnificent transcription of Gabrieli's 12 part vocal work by Dr. David Mathie is 4 minutes in length. As with many of Gabrieli's works, the Gloria is antiphonal and written for a 3 choir ensemble with 4 parts in each choir. The parts are for 6 Trumpets in Bb and 6 Trombones, plus 6 alternate substitute Horn parts. The work is of intermediate difficulty and is very sonorous and lyrical sounding. A wonderful addition to a Brass ensemble concert or church service.
Gottschalk was one of America's first important composers. His numerous works for piano are mostly light. His Marche des Gibaros from the Souvenir de Porto Rico transcribed by Karl Hinterbichler is lively and bright. American born Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869) was one of the great pianist/composers of his day. He began his career in Europe but spent most of his life touring from coast to coast in the US, as well as South America, and the Caribbean. He composed more than 100 works which combine the typical European Romantic virtuoso style with musical traditions from South America, the Carribean, Spain and sacred and popular songs from the United States. Originally for solo piano, Souvenir de Porto Rico (op. 31), bears the subtitle Marche des Gibaros, a reference to the peasants of the island. The simple melody derives from a Puerto Rican song 'Si me dan pasteles, les dénmelos calientes,' 'If you give me cakes, give them to me hot,' sung by strolling musicians during the Puerto Rican Christmas season. This simple melody is then subjected to a series of variations. The music depicts the sound of strolling musicians, first heard in the distance, coming ever closer, rising to a climax and then fading as the Gibaros march away into the distance. The syncopated rhythms strongly suggest its Caribbean origins. Instrumentation is for 2 Trumpets in Bb (Trumpet 1 doubles on Piccolo), Horn, Trombone and Tuba.
One of the most famous movements from "The Messiah", features the Bb Trumpet and Tuba, Trombone or Euphonium on the solo parts. The bass part goes up to a high "C" above the staff several times, so the tuba must have a good high register. The trombone and tuba solo parts can be switched and the trombonist from the quintet can play the solo bass part on tenor trombone, bass trombone or euphonium. The tuba can then move to the trombone part, which is a low part anyway. This work is in the key of Bb, down a 3rd from the original and very playable.This transcription comes in two keys; the original in D (high) or in Bb (lower). In the lower key it can be played on Bb trumpet and is much easier on the solo bass part if played by the tubist. If played in the original key, an optional organ part can be added to the quintet for a very symphonic effect. This work is a must on a Brass Quintet Christmas
One of the most famous movements from "The Messiah" features the piccolo trumpet and tuba, trombone, euphonium or high tuba on the solo parts. The bass part goes up to a high "E" above the staff several times, so the tuba must have a good high register or own a euphonium. The trombone and tuba solo parts can be switched and the trombonist from the quintet can play the solo bass part on tenor trombone, bass trombone or euphonium. The tuba can then move to the trombone part, which is a low part anyway. This transcription comes in the original key of in D.bist. In the original key, an optional organ part can be added to the quintet for a very symphonic effect. This work is a must on a Brass Quintet Christmas or Easter Concert.
Finally, a Glorious transcription for Brass Quintet and Organ of the final two choruses from George Frederick Handel's "The Messiah", Worthy is the Lamb and as a Grand finale, the Amen Chorus. This Christmas your brass quintet can join with the organ for your annual Christmas Concert and have a blast. These parts have been beautifully transcribed by Vancouver Symphony Principal Trombonist, Gordon Cherry. If your church has an annual Christmas concert, this is the music to bring the concert to a grand Finale!! The music is in the original key of D. Highest note for trumpet is an "A" concert. This is a blockbuster piece of music, but not a killer for the lips. Parts are for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba and concert organ. You can be assured of the finest quality with these parts. Get the parts you really want NOW!! For Christmas!!
Three spirituals: Glory to the Newborn King, My Good Lord's Done Been Here & Witness. This arrangement by Karl Hinterbichler is a fantastic collection that is bound to get your audience tapping, singing and having a great old time. Moderately advanced work of about 10 minutes for 2 Trumpets in Bb, Horn, Trombone and Tuba. A wonderful addition to a church or holiday concert.
Ian McDougall is one of Canada's leading composers as well as being an internationally recognized jazz legend of the Trombone. The Dance Suite for Three Trombones & Tuba was commissioned by the Low Brass section of the Vancouver Opera and aided with a grant from the British Columbia Arts Council. The Suite is in three movements titled: 1. Boogie / Valse 2. T'anguish 3. Louie's Jig The Boogie/Valse is exactly that, a movement in A-B-A form with the Valse being sandwiched by the Boogie section. T'anguish is a Tango with a seductive melody mostly carried in the 1st Trombone. Louie's Jig is a rompin', stompin' "Fiddler's Jig" for Low Brass which will get your audience on their feet... the performers will have a bit of fun too!! For advanced performers.
Ian McDougall is one of Canada's finest musicians; a virtuoso Trombonist and first rate composer. His new work, "Remember When" is for solo Trombone & Low Brass Ensemble of 3 Trombones & Tuba (orchestral low brass section). The work can also be performed with a Flugelhorn or Horn playing the solo part. Lush chords with shifting brooding colors set the tone for the soloist who plays a beautiful dark & lyrical melody line. The work is in an A-B-A format with a Latin middle section featuring an ad lib. jazz solo (written out solo is provided). This work is about 3 minutes in length and can be performed by moderately advanced performers.