Brass

Contemporary classical music for Brass Ensemble – a collection of modern brass works by composer David Avshalomov, with sound files and scores.

ListenScoreTitleScoringDur.Year
view scoreBrass Rondo2 trumpets, 2 trombones8'1967
Order This»Lively, colorful, euphonious, fast-dancing, rhythmic, varied rondo form with changing polymeters and a hot ending. See WORKS/BAND page for band transcription.
view scoreCanzonatrumpet, horn, tenor trombone, tuba/or bass trombone1’351976
Order This»Solemn faux-Renaissance contrapuntal start, homophonic sad middle, soft reprise.
view scoreExeunt Omnes2 trumpets, 2 trombones2'1968
Order This»Solemn recessional with stately opening, lively fugal middle and quiet reprise, written for the first wedding of my dear friend Craig McCroskey
view scoreIntrada--Le Grand Condébrass ens. (3 trumpets, 3 trombones, euphonium, tuba, timpani)1'101997
Order This»Pure Louis XIV period fanfare with toccata rhythms, ABA with minor middle.
view scorePavane2 trumpets, 2 trombones:301970
Order This»Stately faux-Renaissance morsel in pavane rhythm. Also for recorders, or krummhorns, or viols
view scoreQuickstep Entry2 trumpets, flugelhorn/or F horn, euphonium/or horn:451993
Order This»Zippy showoff snapper in old-fashioned Gazebo Bandstand style
view scoreRowboatCaccia4 F horns:401975
Order This»Lively variant on "Row Your Boat" excerpted from the "Lifeboat Variations" as a quick encore.
view scoreSolemn Prelude trumpet, F horn 1/or tpt 2, F horn 2,
tenor trombone, bass trombone/or euphonium, tuba
:401979
Order This»Slow, stately, sonorous prelude with tragic final harmonies. Dark sonority.
TRANSCRIPTIONS
view scoreBartok - Change of Time (transcription)3 trumpets, 3 horns, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, vibraphone, marimba (opt), glockenspiel, chimes, bass drum, susp. cymbal:40arr. 1989
Order This»(Mikrokosmos 126)
view scoreJosquin - Vive le Roy (transcription)2 trumpets, 2 trombones (alt. F horn parts for voice 2 or 3)1'arr. 1968
Order This»Bouncy canonic intrada over an inner-voice cantus firmus, from Canti C numero cento cinquanta (Venice, 1504)