• Pomp and Circumstance March – Brass Quintet

    Sir Edward Elgar's Trio (Procession) from Pomp and Circumstance is an unabashed piece of “gig music.” This arrangement attempts to go easy on the trumpets – a useful feature when a large graduation class calls for multiple repeats of the movement.

    The mp3 excerpt is performed by the Sine Nomine Brass Quintet. (Used with permission.)

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:10 / 10 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Eb

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Rondo – Brass Quintet

    The Rondo is from Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat, k.495, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The request for a brass quintet version was for a concert commemorating a horn player. This arrangement features all of the instruments, not just the horn, and will add a classical moment to your program.

    The mp3 excerpt is performed by the Sine Nomine Brass Quintet. (Used with permission.)

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:40 / 26 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Eb

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Sarum Suite – Trombone Quartet

    Sarum Suite for Trombone Quartet features the artistry of Bill Reichenbach – a must-have for your library! In three movements, this is perfect for recital or contest/festival. A beautiful and very well-crafted composition.

    The audio excerpt (the first minute or so of each of the three movements) is from a live performance by the L.A. Trombone Quartet – Bill Booth, Jim Miller, Charlie Loper & Bill Reichenbach. (Used with permission.)

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: Trombone Quartet
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 14:45 / 59 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $40.00
  • Seven – Brass Septet

    Seven brass instruments. Seven-plus minutes. The tone colors of these seven brass instruments are maximized with skillful melodic and harmonic writing and the use of dynamic contrast. This piece showcases the versatility of brass instruments and will touch the hearts of everyone in the audience.

    The audio sample is from the premiere, October 12, 2011, at USC.

    Marissa Benedict & Angela Romera – Trumpet
    Laura Brenes & Dylan Hart – Horn
    Steve Suminski & Phil Keen – Trombone
    Doug Tornquist – Tuba

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 8:45 / 27 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    parts-score $35.00
  • Soundscapes – Mixed Duo

    Bass trombone and violin? The concept of these two instruments performing as a duo intrigued this composer! Edwin Miller and Todd Park commissioned this composition and wanted it to be an audience-friendly performance piece. The result is a three movement work based on the acoustic combinations of the two sounds.

    The first movement opens with a bold statement of “We're here! Listen!” – dramatic, playful, playable. The second movement begins with the Korean folk song “Arirang” contrasted with “Simple Gifts” and portions of “All The Pretty Little Horses,” and shows off the musicality and sensitivity of the musicians. The third movement's plaintive introduction leads to a boisterous display of “I can do this, can you?” that features glissandos, triple tonguing, pizzicato vs. staccato, etc., and concludes with the violin playing “Arirang” in 3/4 and the bass trombone playing “Simple Gifts” in 4/4, a loud and triumphant finale.

    Thank-you, Edwin and Todd, for wanting a piece you can play together for charity events, recitals and just for fun.

    The mp3 excerpt (used with permission) features Michael Eversden and is from his CD, Out of Bounds.

    The “Add to cart” button shows Score & Parts; however, Soundscapes is in duet format only, as per the sample first page. Separate parts are not available.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Violin & Bass Trombone
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 9:15 / 13 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $20.00
  • Tuba & 12 – Mixed Large Ensemble

    Tuba & 12 was inspired by a Bedouin proverb that states: “While the words are yet unspoken, you are master of them; when once they are spoken, they are master of you.”

    Proverbs, in general, state a general piece of advice. This piece assumed that words were spoken, resulting in tension and an apology. Relationships, the first movement, has brass vs. woodwinds, tonality vs. dissonance, duples vs. triplets, et al. as well as the synergy and cooperation among all. Unspoken Words is the second movement and the dissonant opening theme in the piccolo and flute is presented three times. The third movement is Resolution. Over a constant low pedal G, the horn obstinato adds tranquility as all the themes from the first two movements return in fragmented form, before all is finally resolved.

    Although tuba has top billing in the title, each instrument is equally important.

    The sample score shows the first page of each of the three movements. At this time there is no recording available.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Piccolo, Flute, 2 Clarinets, Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, 2 Trumpets, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 11:00 / 75 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $40.00
  • Weeping, Sad and Lonely – Brass Quintet

    Weeping, Sad and Lonely (also known as When This Cruel War Is Over) is a ballad that was popular during and after the American Civil War in both northern and southern states, a fitting selection for any Memorial Day celebration. In this treatment the plaintive melody is given an accompaniment reminiscent of the “American Brass Band Journal.”

    The music was written by Henry Tucker, the lyrics by Charles Carroll Sawyer.

    The lyrics are:

    Dearest Love, do you remember, when we last did meet,
    How you told me that you loved me, kneeling at my feet?
    Oh! How proud you stood before me, in your suit of blue,
    When you vow'd to me and country, ever to be true.

    CHORUS: Weeping, sad and lonely, hopes and fears how vain!
    When this cruel war is over, praying that we meet again.

    When the summer breeze is sighing, mournfully along,
    Or when autumn leaves are falling, sadly breathes the song.
    Oft in dreams I see thee lying on the battle plain,
    Lonely, wounded, even dying, calling but in vain.
    CHORUS: Weeping, sad and lonely, hopes and fears how vain!
    When this cruel war is over, praying that we meet again.

    If amid the din of battle, nobly you should fall,
    Far away from those who love you, none to hear you call —
    Who would whisper words of comfort, who would soothe your pain?
    Ah! The many cruel fancies, ever in my brain.
    CHORUS: Weeping, sad and lonely, hopes and fears how vain!
    When this cruel war is over, praying that we meet again.

    But our Country called you, Darling, angels cheer your way;
    While our nation's sons are fighting, we can only pray.
    Nobly strike for God and Liberty, let all nations see
    How we loved the starry banner, emblem of the free.
    CHORUS: Weeping, sad and lonely, hopes and fears how vain!
    When this cruel war is over, praying that we meet again.

    The mp3 excerpt is performed by the Sine Nomine Brass Quintet. (Used with permission.)

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:00 / 9 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Bb

    Score & Parts $21.00
    MP3 * Performed by the Sine Nomine Brass Quintet $0.99