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- Bass Clarinet
- Bass Trombone
- Chamber Music
- Christmas Music
- Brass Band
Deck the Halls – Woodwind Quintet
This popular carol’s English lyric dates from the late 19th century but it’s melody goes back to 16th century Wales. The arrangement for woodwind quintet is a series of variations designed to be fun for each member of the quintet to play. In the end though, it’s a real showcase for the bassoon.
Composer: Mark Questad
Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:45 / 19 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
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″