Brass

Contemporary classical music for Brass Ensemble – a collection of modern brass works by composer David Avshalomov, with sound files and scores.
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Score
Title
Scoring
Dur.
Year
view score Brass Rondo 2 trumpets, 2 trombones 8′ 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 score Canzona trumpet, horn, tenor trombone, tuba/or bass trombone 1’35 1976
Order This» Solemn faux-Renaissance contrapuntal start, homophonic sad middle, soft reprise.
view score Exeunt Omnes 2 trumpets, 2 trombones 2′ 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 score Intrada–Le Grand Condé brass ens. (3 trumpets, 3 trombones, euphonium, tuba, timpani) 1’10 1997
Order This» Pure Louis XIV period fanfare with toccata rhythms, ABA with minor middle.
view score Pavane 2 trumpets, 2 trombones :30 1970
Order This» Stately faux-Renaissance morsel in pavane rhythm. Also for recorders, or krummhorns, or viols
view score Quickstep Entry 2 trumpets, flugelhorn/or F horn, euphonium/or horn :45 1993
Order This» Zippy showoff snapper in old-fashioned Gazebo Bandstand style
view score RowboatCaccia 4 F horns :40 1975
Order This» Lively variant on “Row Your Boat” excerpted from the “Lifeboat Variations” as a quick encore.
view score Solemn Prelude trumpet, F horn 1/or tpt 2, F horn 2,
tenor trombone, bass trombone/or euphonium, tuba
:40 1979
Order This» Slow, stately, sonorous prelude with tragic final harmonies. Dark sonority.
TRANSCRIPTIONS
view score Bartok – Change of Time (transcription) 3 trumpets, 3 horns, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, vibraphone, marimba (opt), glockenspiel, chimes, bass drum, susp. cymbal :40 arr. 1989
Order This» (Mikrokosmos 126)
view score Josquin – 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)