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  • 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 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
  • Fiat Lux (Let There Be Light) – Brass Quintet

    This sparkling arrangement is a celebration of the season, featuring a montage of your favorite carols including Joy To The World, Silent Night, The First Noel, Angels We Have Heard On High, O Come All Ye Faithful, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Ye Watchers And Ye Holy Ones and more.

    This celebration of light will provide a shining moment at your Christmas concert!

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    Performers:

    Marissa Benedict, Larry Hall – Trumpet
    Andrew Pelletier – Horn
    Alex Iles – Trombone
    Doug Tornquist – Tuba

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 6:15 / 24 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
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Brass Quintet

    Beginning simply with solo tuba, the trombone then takes the melody and the tuba adds a chromatic bass line setting the mood of this well known carol. A brief canon leads to the middle section, brighter in tempo, and using fragments of the carol. And then, a rollicking 3/4 version (in one) with the carol joyous and unexpectedly Lydian.

    Christmas is a celebration of joy and exuberance and this clever arrangement will absolutely delight your audience.

    Thanks to the Vista Brass Quintet for recording this piece. My gift to you is the complete recording. Please note that it is under the Hear an Excerpt as there is no charge.

    The Vista Brass Quintet performers:
    Emily Lawyer, Tim Winfield – Trumpet
    Anne Marie Cherry – Horn
    Charles Lilly – Trombone
    Todd Eames – Bass Trombone

    Composer: Anne McGinty
    Instrumentation: 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone & Tuba
    Duration/# of Pages: ca. 4:00 / 21 pages, 8.5″ x 11″
    Key: N/A

    Score & Parts $25.00