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  • 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
  • Chief and Frank – Trombone Choir

    Scored for five trombones, bass trombone and two trombone soloists, this piece is featured on the album “Bill Reichenbach Quartet, Special Edition.” This 16-track, overdubbed trombone chorale is a showcase for Bill’s varied musical skills and was inspired by two men: Chief is Emory Remington, Bill’s legit trombone teacher at Eastman, and Frank is the late Frank Rosolino, the man Bill considers his “greatest jazz influence.”

    More than two soloists can be used is performance. If only one soloist is available, there is an optional part that combines the solo lines.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 5 Trombones, Bass Trombone, 2 Trombone soloists (optional part for 1 soloist)
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 1:37 / 17 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
  • 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
  • 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 $21.00
  • 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 $21.00
    MP3 * Performed by the Sine Nomine Brass Quintet Free!
  • Coventry Carol – Brass Quartet

    Coventry Carol is an English carol written in the 16th century. 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 held in Coventry.

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

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 3 Bb Trumpets, 1 Trombone or Euphonium
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:00 / 10 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: More Carols From The Bells – Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • 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.

    Excerpt recorded by the Sine Nomine Brass Quintet.

    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 $21.00
  • Coventry Carol – Trombone Quartet

    Coventry Carol is an English carol written in the 16th century. 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 held in Coventry.

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

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 3 Tenor Trombones and 1 Bass Trombone
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:00 / 10 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $15.00
    MP3 * From the CD: More Carols From The Bells – Trombones-L.A. $0.99
  • Coventry Carol – Woodwind Quintet

    This carol was part of the mystery pageant plays in Coventry England appearing as early as the 16th century. This arrangement employs the Baroque form of continuous variations over a repeating bass line (or ground).

    Composer: Mark Questad
    Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, F Horn & Bassoon
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:10 / 21 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: Dm

    Score & Parts $21.00