• Adventus: Emmanuel – Brass Quintet

    Based on a plainsong dating back to the 15th century which we are familiar with as O Come, O Come Emmanuel, this arrangement incorporates the free form of the original plainsong and adds colorful harmonies and counter-melodies, making it a thoughtful and elegant addition to the season of expectation and celebration.

    Performers:

    Marissa Benedict, Larry Hall – Trumpet
    Andrew Pellletier – Horn
    Alex Iles – Trombone
    Doug Tornquist – Tuba

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:15 / 12 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
    MP3 *From the CD: Fiat Lux, The Modern Brass of Los Angeles $0.99
  • Carol of the Bells – Brass Quintet

    A slow and stylish introduction leads to a very entertaining version of this familiar carol. Motivic innovation combined with dramatic meter changes and changing colors will keep the audience listening from the first note to the last.

    Composer: Ryan Nowlin
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:30 / 21 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $20.00
  • Christmas Fanfare, A – Brass Quintet

    Start your Christmas concert with this dramatic fanfare. It could be titled Name Those Carols and it colorfully segues from one to another. This brilliant, shimmering piece will definitely put your audience in the holiday spirit.

    The mp3 excerpt (used with permission) features the Tower Brass Quintet and is from their CD, Snowed In … Again.

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    Composer: Ryan Nowlin
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 1:30 / 17 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $20.00
  • Christmas Songs for Brass Quintet – Brass Quintet

    Christmas Songs for Brass Quintet includes arrangements of seven of your favorite carols: Angels We Have Heard On High, Deck the Halls, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, O Christmas Tree and O Little Town of Bethlehem. Each carol has a touch of the unexpected that will delight your audience.

    The mp3 excerpt (used with permission) features the Southern California Brass Quintet playing Deck the Halls.

    The score is oriented in landscape and the parts, portrait.

     

    Composer: Scott Ninmer
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 12:00 / 64 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $40.00
  • Continental Christmas, A – Brass Quintet

    This European Christmas tour begins simply with the piccolo trumpet and trumpet introducing the Basque carol Khanta Zagum (Companions All Sing Loudly). Next is the German carol O Tannenbaum. Last is the Neapolitan carol Canzone d'i Zampognari (When Christ Our Lord Was Born).

    Add a continental flair to your next Christmas concert.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:30 / 13 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Bb min / Eb

    Score & Parts $20.00
  • Coventry Carol – Brass Quintet

    Coventry Carol is an English carol written in the 16th century. The earliest known manuscript was from 1534. In those times there were local pageants, called “mystery plays,” in which the common folk performed dramatized stories from the Bible. This carol was part of the Pageant of the Shearmen and Taylors held in Coventry. It is the emotional climax of this long play and its plaintive melody is most effective.

    This poignant carol is known for the use of the Picardy third, which adds a major chord at the cadence in a piece that is minor or modal.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:10 / 11 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: G min

    Score & Parts $20.00
  • Fiat Lux (Let There Be Light) – Brass Quintet

    This sparkling arrangement is a celebration of the season, featuring a montage of your favorite carols including Joy To The World, Silent Night, The First Noel, Angels We Have Heard On High, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Ye Watchers And Ye Holy Ones and more.

    This celebration of light will provide a shining moment at your Christmas concert!

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    Performers:

    Marissa Benedict, Larry Hall – Trumpet
    Andrew Pelletier – Horn
    Alex Iles – Trombone
    Doug Tornquist – Tuba

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 6:15 / 24 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
    MP3 *From the CD: Fiat Lux, The Modern Brass of Los Angeles $0.99
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Brass Quintet

    Beginning simply with solo tuba, the trombone then takes the melody and the tuba adds a chromatic bass line setting the mood of this well known carol. A brief canon leads to the middle section, brighter in tempo, and using fragments of the carol. And then, a rollicking 3/4 version (in one) with the carol joyous and unexpectedly Lydian.

    Christmas is a celebration of joy and exuberance and this clever arrangement will absolutely delight your audience.

    Thanks to the Vista Brass Quintet for recording this piece. My gift to you is the complete recording. Please note that it is under the Hear an Excerpt as there is no charge.

    The Vista Brass Quintet performers:
    Emily Lawyer, Tim Winfield – Trumpet
    Anne Marie Cherry – Horn
    Charles Lilly – Trombone
    Todd Eames – Bass Trombone

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:00 / 21 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
  • In dulci jubilo – Brass Quintet

    In dulci jubilo is a traditional Christmas carol from the Middle Ages, first appearing in a manuscript dating from c.1400. It has been arranged by many composers, including Michael Praetorius in the 1600s, Buxtehude, Franz Liszt and Norman Dello Joio, to name just a few. An English translation from the original text that alternated Medieval German and Latin by J. M. Neale became known as Good Christian Men, Rejoice.

    Johann Sebastian Bach wrote a choral version (BWV 368), and a double canon (BWV 608) and chorale prelude (BWV 729) for organ. There is also a chorale prelude for organ based on a naive cradle-song version that was once used in the mystery plays held in churches at Christmas time. Although attributed to Bach, the cradle-song version (BWV 751) has never been authenticated.

    This arrangement includes two versions, playable as one piece or separately, and begins with the cradle-song style. The simplicity as well as the imitation in the tuba pedal is quite charming and rather unexpected when compared to Bach’s usual complexity. The second version is based on the chorale prelude for organ and is a traditional postlude for Christmas services.

    In the Complete Organ Works of Johann Sebastian Bach, edited by Edouard Nies-Berger and Dr. Albert Schweitzer, they state that the harmonizations of chorales were not usually written out as the figured bass was enough. These editors also assumed that Bach had a reason and suggest that he wrote them for his own satisfaction or, more likely, for use with his pupils in the course of instruction in thorough-bass playing.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 BbTrumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:20 / 22 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: F

    Score & Parts $25.00
  • Three French Carols – Brass Quintet

    From the glorious opening to the spirited succession of the carols, this arrangement will bring joy and celebration to your Christmas concert.  The three carols are Noël Nouvelet, Pat-A-Pan and Il est né, le divin Enfant.

    Performers:

    Marissa Benedict, Larry Hall – Trumpet
    Andrew Pelletier – Horn
    Alex Iles – Trombone
    Doug Tornquist – Tuba

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets – 1st doubling Piccolo Trumpet, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:25 / 23 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
    MP3 *From the CD: Fiat Lux, The Modern Brass of Los Angeles $0.99