• 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
  • Americana – Brass Quintet

    Two of America’s favorite patriotic songs, America (My Country ’Tis of Thee) and America the Beautiful, are the foundation for this arrangement. With a brief, open fifth fanfare as an introduction, the songs are presented in a straightforward manner, with moving eighth note lines adding color and texture.

    Both songs are safely in Eb, easy to play with minimal rehearsal, and suitable for any patriotic celebration.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:20 / 10 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Eb

    $21.00
  • Angels We Have Heard On High – Brass Octet

    The angels are smiling with this upbeat and energetic chart! Here is a contemporary setting of a favorite carol that will be the highlight of every Christmas concert!

    ALL of these brass octets are available on the CD Fiat Lux.

    Performers:

    Marissa Benedict, Larry Hall – Trumpet
    Andy Pelletier, Bruce Hudson – Horn
    Alex Iles, Andy Malloy – Trombone
    Bill Reichenbach – Bass Trombone
    Doug Tornquist – Tuba

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, 2 F Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:00 / 32 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
  • Antiphon – Brass Quintet

    Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896) was an Austrian composer known for his monumental symphonies, masses and motets. He was a simple man with an intense devotion to the spiritual life.

    This motet was written in 1878 and scored for solo tenor, choir and organ. The complete title is Antiphon – Tota pulchra es Maria. It’s not known when he re-scored it for SATB. Both versions feature a dialog between a soloist and the full quintet. His use of sudden contrasts of timbre and dynamics as well as some unexpected harmonic choices make this piece a welcome addition to the repertoire.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:50 / 11 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Ave Verum Corpus (Byrd) – Brass Quartet

    Ave verum corpus (Hail, true body) is based on a 14th century poem. This musical setting by William Byrd (1543 – 1623) is considered one of his finest works. A student of Thomas Tallis, William Byrd was the leading English composer of his time, a great master of the Renaissance along with Giovanni Palestrina and Orlando de Lassus, and left a huge legacy of printed music.

    The false relation, the E natural in the trumpet and the E flat in the tuba in measure 2 was Byrd's way of emphasizing the word verum.

    Excerpt graciously provided by members of the Tower Brass Quintet.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: Trumpet, Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:30 / 7 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $15.00
  • 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
  • Changes – Brass Sextet

    M.F.K. Fisher, in her book The Gastronomical Me, wrote poignant stories of her life and career based on memorable meals and her experiences with food. When asked by Julia Child why she chose food and hunger for these stories, Mrs. Fisher replied, “When I write about hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it, and warmth, and the richness and fine reality of a hunger satisfied.”

    Changes tries to capture that warmth and richness and reality musically. The titles of the three movements are chapter titles from this book, with the music reflecting the many changes that are an inevitable part of living.

    The first two movements are both slow and reflective. In the first movement each instrument has something to say and shares it with the others, with the resulting interchanges both bitter and sweet. The second movement, dreamlike as suggested by the title, recalls big dreams as well as little dreams—success, frustration and finally satisfaction. The final movement is playful and at times humorous, with a flurry of notes and amusing syncopations, a drastic change from the first two movements. The ending, with tongue in cheek and consideration of the meter used, is indeed a feminine ending in the classical sense as it does end on the second beat.

    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: Trumpet, 2 Horns, 2 Trombones & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 9:30 / 44 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $35.00
  • 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