• 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

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • 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
  • Bach: Aria – Woodwind Quintet

    The cantata, BWV 146, written for the third Sunday after Easter, contains the aria, Ich säe meine Zähren (I sow my Tears with a heavy heart.) Bach scored the aria for Flauto traverso, 2 Oboi d’amore, voice and basso continuo. This translates nicely to the instrumentation of the woodwind quintet, providing an expressive Baroque piece to the repertoire-suitable for concerts and services alike.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:20 / 24 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Dm

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Chorale: Jesu, meine Freude – Brass Quintet

    With a chorale melody by Johann Crüger and harmonization by Johann Sebastian Bach, this arrangement is a welcome addition to concert programs and church services alike.

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

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Die himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes (Schütz) – Brass Quintet

    Heinrich Schütz (1585 – 1672) was a Renaissance composer and is generally considered the most important German composer prior to Johann Sebastian Bach. His compositions show the influence of his teacher, Gabrieli.

    One of the last composers to write in modal style, the text for this piece is from Psalm 19. The title translates to: The heavens are telling the glory of God.

    Originally written for six voices, the piece is ideal for brass quintet and will sound glorious in a church or recital setting.

    Thanks to the Vista Brass Quintet for sending a recording of this piece.

    The Vista Brass Quintet features Emily Lawyer and Tim Winfield – trumpet, Anne Marie Cherry – horn, Charles Lilly – trombone and Todd Eames – bass trombone.

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:45 / 23 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Drive-thru – Brass Quintet

    Hungry? This is an impatient trip through traffic on the way to the drive-thru. There are blaring horns, near collisions, a dump truck backing up (so obnoxious and so irritating), and finally there you are, waiting in line. The 1st trumpet asks “may I take your order” and finally the tuba gets to order a cheeseburger, fries and a chocolate milkshake. The order is, of course, repeated over the speaker, accomplished by trombone with a harmon. More waiting, more impatience, more car horns, and finally you are satisfied. Aaah

    This piece will be a great hit with your audience. And there are absolutely no calories!

    The mp3 excerpt is from the Tower Brass Quintet CD, Road Trip. (Used with permission.)

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:25 / 21 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott – Brass Quintet

    This piece by Johann Gottfried Walther sets the horn, trombone and tuba in energetic counterpoint while the trumpets proclaim the chorale melody overtop.

    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. 3:00 / 9 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: C

    Score & Parts $21.00
    MP3 * Performed by the Sine Nomine Brass Quintet $0.99
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba – Woodwind Quintet

    This piece is a sinfonia with which George Friderik Handel began the third act of his oratorio, Solomon. This lively and festive processional is often played during wedding ceremonies. The flute, oboe and clarinet players will definitely enjoy playing this piece.

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:00 / 24 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Bb

    Score & Parts $21.00
  • Feels Like Far – Mixed Quintet

    Sometimes the intimacy and intensity of a shared experience is best expressed by music. The character of each of these five instruments is retained in this unique combination, yet they blend into a new and distinct sound with timbres that are seemingly remote from the traditional sounds associated with them. This music transcends the composer’s imagination and you, both the performer and the audience, have the opportunity to hear your own personal journey that feels like far.

    The sample score and sample mp3 include all three movements.

    Total duration: ca. 11:15

    Movement 1 – Slow Dancing (4:38)

    Movement 2 – Memories Of A Lost Love (4:57)

    Movement 3 – Distractions (2:36)

    Performers:

    Patti Cloud – Flute
    Don Foster – Clarinet
    Marissa Benedict – Trumpet
    Jenny Kim – Horn
    Doug Tornquist – Tuba

    Composer: Anne McGinty

    Instrumentation: Flute, Bb Clarinet, Bb Trumpet, F Horn & Tuba

    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 11:15 / 58 pages, 8.5″ x 11″

    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $40.00
    MP3 I. Slow Dancing *From the CD: Feels Like Far, Doug Tornquist & Friends $0.99
    MP3 II. Memories of a Lost Love *From the CD: Feels Like Far, Doug Tornquist & Friends $0.99
    MP3 III. Distractions *From the CD: Feels Like Far, Doug Tornquist & Friends $0.99