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  • Praetorius: Two Christmas Pieces – Brass Quintet

    Es Ist Ein Ros’ Entsprungen and Gespräch der Hirten zu Bethlehem (Colloquy of the Shepherds) are two pieces by Michael Praetorius, one well known and the other, less so. The original test of Gespräch, a retelling of Luke 2:15, juxtaposes the earthly and the divine using both German and Latin. This instrumental version for quartet or quintet (doubling the bass at the octave) evokes the sound of a Gabrieli Canzona.

    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. 3:40 / 10 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: F

    Score & Parts $21.00
    MP3 *Performed by the Sine Nomine Brass Quintet (2nd piece only) $0.99
  • Rejoice With Me – Trombone Choir

    This beautiful Renaissance motet has been carefully arranged for trombone choir. It was first published in 1572, written by Tomas Luis Victoria, the most famous composer in 16th century Spain and one of the greatest, ranking with Palestrina and Orlando di Lasso.

    The simple lines, homophonic textures, rhythmic variety, repeated notes for emphasis, and tonal contrasts foreshadow the major-minor concept characteristic of the Baroque era.

    The arranger, Bill Reichenbach, is using this piece for the offertory at his annual Christmas concert. This motet could also be played any time of the year since it is not a familiar carol.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 6 Tenor Trombones & 2 Bass Trombones
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 5:00 / 24 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00
  • See Amid The Winter’s Snow – Brass Quartet

    Also known as Hymn for Christmas Day and Hymn for Christmas, this traditional English carol will be a beautiful and sensitive addition to your holiday program.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 3 Bb Trumpets, 1 Trombone or Euphonium
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 2:20 / 9 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: G – Bb (no key sig)

    Score & Parts $15.00
  • Silent Night – Brass Quartet

    This elegant arrangement of a Christmas classic provides a quiet and reflective moment.

    Composer: Bill Reichenbach
    Instrumentation: 3 Bb Trumpets, 1 Trombone or Euphonium
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 3:00 / 15 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: C – Ab – C (Concert)

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