Music for Brass Quintet...two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba

32028
Ahrens, H/arr: Four Historical Marches
1. March a.d. Zeit Friedrichs des Großen
2. Der Hohenfriedberger
3. Der Pappenheimer Marsch
4. Der Coburger Marsch
Rundel
$ ask
32021
Arnold, M: Brass Quintet Op.73
(score and parts)
Duration: 13 minutes
Patterson
$54.95
32026
Bach, J.S: Air (on a G String) arranged by Antal Farkas
Editio Musica Budapest
$ ask
32003
Bach, J.S: Musical Offering
Arranged P.A. Sharman

Part 2: Canon Perpetuus
Part 3: Three Canon Diversii
Part 4: Fuga Canonica
New Zealand Brass Quintet Editions $38.50
NOW $10 + postage
32038
Bellon, J-F: Quintet No.1
brass quintet (2111)
Small Eb-flugelhorn, cornet, horn, trombone, ophicleide (or 2 cornets, horn, trombone, euphonium or 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba)
Duration: 14'
Level: Intermediate
Composed in 1848
Genre: Romantic
Composer dates: 1795-1869

These 12 quintets, composed between 1848 and 1850, were all published in Paris during the 1850's by Richault. The present, virtually complete edition of the entire series - lacking only the final movement of Quintet No. 12 - was realized thanks to the efforts of John Wallace, Anthony George and Anthony Rickard for quintets Nos. 1, 2 and 12, (which, together with No. 3, had been consigned to the British Library, London) and Raymond Lapie, owner of Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, and editor of this complete edition. Quintet No. 12 is reprinted from a later edition dating to the final years of the 19th century, and which appeared in full score form in the London musical review, "Orpheus Journal".
From a musical standpoint, this new edition (Quintet No. 12 excepted) refers and fundamentally adheres to the original printed instrumental parts, issued without full scores in the 1850's. A full score for each quintet has been reconstructed to permit better analysis of the music. Only flagrant errors and a few doubtful chords have been indicated as such and corrected.
The five instruments originally specified were: 1) a small flugelhorn in Eb (or trumpet, or piston-valve cornet in Bb/A), 2) a piston-valve cornet in Bb/A, 3) a horn, 4) a trombone and 5) an ophicleide (in Bb or C). These works may be performed today on period instruments or with modern ones, as desired; in the latter case however, it being well to adapt the dynamics, especially if trumpets replace the cornets. The Eb flugelhorn part, as specified and provided for by the Richault edition already, can also be played on piston-valve cornet. The ophicleide part is playable on tuba (preferably an F tuba) or, better still, on euphonium or bass saxhorn.

Edition Bim $ ask
32039
Bellon, J-F: Quintet No.2
brass quintet (2111)
Small Eb-flugelhorn, cornet, horn, trombone, ophicleide (or 2 cornets, horn, trombone, euphonium or 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba)
Duration: 14'
Level: Intermediate
Composed in 1848
Genre: Romantic
Edition Bim $ ask
32040
Bellon, J-F: Quintet No.3
brass quintet (2111)
Small Eb-flugelhorn, cornet, horn, trombone, ophicleide (or 2 cornets, horn, trombone, euphonium or 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba)
Duration: 14'
Level: Intermediate
Composed in 1848
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32041
Bellon, J-F: Quintet No.4
brass quintet (2111)
Small Eb-flugelhorn, cornet, horn, trombone, ophicleide (or 2 cornets, horn, trombone, euphonium or 2 trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba)
Duration: 14'
Level: Intermediate
Composed in 1848
Genre: Romantic
Edition Bim $ ask
32042
Bellon, J-F: Quintet No.5
brass quintet (2111)
(or original: Eb Fluegelhorn, cornet, trombone, ophicleide)
Duration: 14'
Level: Intermediate
Composed in 1848
Genre: Romantic
Edition Bim $ ask
32043
Bellon, J-F: Quintet No.6
brass quintet (2111)
(or original: Eb Fluegelhorn, cornet, trombone, ophicleide)
Duration: 14'
Level: Intermediate
Composed in 1848
Genre: Romantic
Edition Bim $ ask
32044

Bellon, J-F: Quintet No.7
brass quintet (2111)
(or original: Eb Fluegelhorn, cornet, trombone, ophicleide)
Duration: 14'
Level: Intermediate
Composed in 1848
Genre: Romantic
Edition Bim $ ask
32045
Bellon, J-F: Quintet No.8
brass quintet (2111)
(or original: Eb Fluegelhorn, cornet, trombone, ophicleide)
Duration: 14'
Level: Intermediate
Composed in 1848
Genre: Romantic
Edition Bim $ ask
32046
Bellon, J-F: Quintet No.9
brass quintet (2111)
(or original: Eb Fluegelhorn, cornet, trombone, ophicleide)
Duration: 14'
Level: Intermediate
Composed in 1848
Genre: Romantic
Edition Bim $ ask
32047
Bellon, J-F: Quintet No.10
brass quintet (2111)
(or original: Eb Fluegelhorn, cornet, trombone, ophicleide)
Duration: 14'
Level: Intermediate
Composed in 1848
Genre: Romantic
Edition Bim $ ask
32048
Bellon, J-F: Quintet No.11
brass quintet (2111)
(or original: Eb Fluegelhorn, cornet, trombone, ophicleide)
Duration: 14'
Level: Intermediate
Composed in 1848
Genre: Romantic
Edition Bim $ ask

32049
Bellon, J-F: Quintet No.12
brass quintet (2111)
(or original: Eb Fluegelhorn, cornet, trombone, ophicleide)
Duration: 14'
Level: Intermediate
Composed in 1848
Genre: Romantic
Edition Bim $ ask
32052
Canadian Brass Book of Favorite Quintets
Intermediate Level.
Arranged and Edited by Walter H. Barnes
Score and Parts
  • Amazing Grace
  • Andante (Concerto in E Flat)
  • Contrapunctus I
  • Cor Royal
  • Farandole (L'Arlesienne)
  • Hallelujah!
  • Havah Nagilah
  • Just a Closer Walk with Thee
  • Kimigayo
  • Largo
  • My Heart Ever Faithful
  • Pachelbel Canon
  • Rondeau (Masterpiece Theater)
  • Sakura
  • Toreador Song
  • Trumpet Tune
  • Trumpet Voluntary.
Hal Leonard $99.70
32069
Canadian Brass: 14 Collected Intermediate Quintets
Score and Parts
  • Gavotte from Cello Suite No. 6 BWV 1012
  • Londonderry Air
  • Shenandoah
  • Simple Gifts
  • This And That from Rigoletto
  • Pilgrims Chorus from Tannhauser
  • Prayer from Hansel and Gretal
  • Cantate Domino from Musica Divina
  • The Libery Bell
  • The Drunken Sailor
  • Greensleaves
  • Hava Nagila
  • High Barbary
  • Just A Closer Walk
Hal Leonard $104.70
32007
Civil, A: Dance Suite


Six movements, starting with 'Quick March' which requires some fast and neat tonguing from all the members of the quintet. 'The Polka' which follows is full of colour and requires dexterous trumpet playing. The third movement 'Blues' is a long way from a traditional New Orleans blues - with its melancholy mood and Debussy like harmony it is more like a small impressionist tone poem. 'Merry Waltz' is followed by 'Preamble', a gentle, atmospheric piece at a leisurely walking tempo. The final movement of this suite 'Tarandtango' cleverly combines two dances, the energetic tarantella and the elegant tango, resulting in an exciting and virtuoso finale.

"This is virtuoso writing and music for virtuoso performers. The first movement, 'Quick March', will require a good sense of rhythm and strong players especially in the trumpets. It is marked at quarter note equals 160 and contains lots of sixteenth notes, which may call for double tonguing from all players. The style will have to be crisp and light as the mood of the music will be destroyed with heavy playing. Titled 'Polka', the second movement will again require rehearsal to bring it off. It is in three sections, polka-trio-polka. The tuba part is not extreme in range, but does contain some nice passages. The third movement is called Blues, and while not extremely taxing, all instruments play from first measure to last. The composer writes that this movement may be left out if the players find it too tiring. 'Merry Waltz' is the name of movement four, and like the other movements calls for style, technique and a sense of rhythmic diversity, because the tempo changes several times during the movement. Movement five is named 'Preamble' and is marked at a "leisurely walking tempo." Of all movements, this is the most conservative in terms of range, tempo and dynamics for all instruments. There are some metric changes that can be easily handled by all. Movement six, 'Tarandtango', is marked very fast and is a 6/8 affair with a metric change to 4/4 in the middle. Obviously, this is a two-part tango. Players will have to have a good sense of style to bring this movement off." Barton Cummings September 1994
Broadbent & Dunn $52.50
32029
Crusell, B.H: Concerto for Brass Quintet
with French Horn solo arranged by Ifor james
Edition Marc Reift
$62.50
32071
Denniss, G: The Three Horned Cat
9 Pieces for Brass Quintet
Australian Composition
  • Swing the Cat
  • Catalan Sarabande
  • The Catnip Tango
  • Cataclysm
  • Catnap - Berceuse
  • The Catwalk
  • Caterwauling Waltz
  • The Cool Cat Fugue (Hommage to Scarlatti)
  • The Catflap Charleston
D: Composition $ ask
32020
Ewald, V: Three Quintets
Op. 5, Op. 6, Op. 7 Edited by Bryan Doughty
BVD
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32008
Farquhar: Hommage to Stravinsky
$ ask
32024
Faure, F: Pavanne arranged for Brass Quintet by David Baldwin PP Music
$ ask
32065
Forsyth, M: Le Cloître de Saint Trophime

Australian Work
Kookaburra Music $39.00
32057
Gabrieli , A: La Spiritata
arr. Christopher Perrin

Australian Arangement
Kookaburra Music $18.00
32061
Gabrieli , A: Ricercar del sesto tuono
arr. Christopher Perrin
Tpt1, Tpt2, Hn/Tbn, Tbn, opt Tba

Australian Arrangement
Kookaburra Music $17.00
32009
Handel, G.F: Sound an Alarm from Judas Maccabaeus.
Arranged for Brass Quintet by Karl Hinterbichler

2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba (opt Bass Trombone)
Judas Maccabaeus was composed in England in the tumultuous year 1746 and was designed as a compliment to the Duke of Cumberland for his victory over the forces of "Bonnie Prince" Charles. The year had also proved troublesome for Handel himself. With the increasing popularity of opera, opposition to his oratorios had grown among his regular high-society subscribers forcing Handel to cancel his plans for a 1746 oratorio season. With Judas Maccabaeus, Handel opened the doors to all comers, allowing the middle classes into the concerts for the first time alongside the high-society. The libretto was written by the Reverend Thomas Morell and is based on the first book of Maccabees in the Apocrypha.
'Sound an Alarm' appears in the second act. The people of Israel have just been thrown into despair by the impending invasion of the forces of the King of Samaria. This marvellous aria with chorus is a call to arms to rise up and fight off the invaders. Given the political background of the events of the time and coming at a dramatic high point in the oratorio, it couldn't help but strike a popular and patriotic note with the audience of the time. It is a tribute to the music that the dramatic impact survives to this day, moving audiences all over the world.
Phoenix Music Publications $13.95
32034
Handel, G.F: Water Music.
Arranged for Brass Quintet by Stephen Wick

Overture, Adagio e Staccato, Allegro, Air and Hornpipe
Difficult but rewarding arrangements that require trumpet players who can change from the B flat trumpet to the piccolo trumpet with ease. The trombone plays 'second horn' in all the horn call type figures and the tuba part requires some nimble playing. Stephen Wick's excellent arrangements have been heard around the world in his performances with the 'English Brass Ensemble'. For advanced student groups, studios and professionals.

"This is a magnificent arrangement and one that deserves to be in the performance folder of all brass quintets. Each movement is well put together for the instrument combinations, and each movement has something of interest for each player. No one will tire of playing this arrangement. It would be a wonderful piece for a concert of brass music, or the individual movements could be used in school concerts. Highly recommended." Barton Cummings September 1994
Broadbent and Dunn $20.50
32067
Heading, A: The Night Before Camp

Australian Work
Kookaburra Music $36.00
32066
Heading, A: Taranaki Highlights

Australian Work
Kookaburra Music $36.00
32055
Holley, A: Canzona for Ligeti

Australian Work


"A short lament for solo horn, preferably played off-stage, is followed by a movement for brass quintet." 2006
Kookaburra Music $35.00
32018
Horovitz, J: Folk Song Fantasy (Just Brass No. 33)
Chester $ ask
32022
Horovitz, J: Music Hall Suite (score and parts)
Novello $ ask
32027
Khachaturian, A: Sabre Dance and Gopak arranged for Brass Quintet by Hans Ahrens
Rundel $ ask
32030
Lehar, F: Merry Widow.
Pot Pourri for Brass Quintet
arranged by Bert Mayer. 3 1/2 "
Doblinger
$ ask
32060
Machala, M: Brass Quintet No. 1
Score and Parts
This work received the Excellence in Composition Award at the 2008 International Brass Chamber Music Festival Composition Contest.
Capo Tasto Music $49.95
32059
Machala, M: Sunset Rag from Brass Quintet
Score and Parts
To Michael Ewald
Capo Tasto Music $33.95
32054
McKimm, B: Brass Quintet (1974)

Australian Work
Kookaburra Music $45.00
32058
McKimm, B: Concert Overture
"Commissioned by Frank Barzyk for the Faculty Bras Quintet and originally published in 1983 by Yarra Yarra Music"
Score and Parts

Australian Work
Kookaburra Music $35.00
32053
Nicholls, G: Ircus MaGurcus for Brass Quintet

Australian Work

"Ircus MaGurcas originated as an impromptu bedtime story for my eldest son who was then three years old. Another son, and a few years later, the strains of "tell me another Ircus Dad" are still occasionally uttered by my youngest son, now eight.
The character Ircus MaGurcus is based on a circus clown who, with friend Fatty Bombarda, goes on a series of chaotic adventures. When the opportunity to write a lively piece of music for a brass quintet arose Ircus MaGurcus immediately sprung to mind.
Ircus MaGurcus is dedicated to his two greatest fans martin and Matthew"
1996, Duration: 2' 50"
Keys Press $16.00
32011
Perkins, W: Greensleeves. Jazz Waltz for Brass Quintet
A light hearted, jazzed up rendition of the old favorite. Simple in it's concept and immediately playable by every intermidiate level quintet. Another classic and popular arrangement by Walt Perkins.
Phoenix Music Publications $17.50
32037
Rossini, G: Italian Girl in Algiers Overture
arranged by Jean-Fran
çois Michel
Edition Marc Reift $ ask
32063
Sarcich, P: Fantasia on Sea Shanties (parts only)

Australian Work
Australian Music Centre $26.85
32050
Simon, A: 22 Petite Pieces Volume 4 for Brass Quintet
Edition Bim
$ ask
32056
Sims, R: Australian Folk Song Suite

Australian Work
Kookaburra Music $42.00
Sims, R: Penthorn
Penthorn was originally written as an unaccompanied piece for Solo Horn and was later adapted for Brass Quintet. As such Penthorn can be performed unaccompanied or with the Brass Quartet accompaniment.
Australian Work
Robert Sims Purchase direct from Robert
32051
Stanhope, D: Ceremonial Fanfares
Australian Work


Cerimonial Fanfares was commissioned by Macquarie University NSW, Australia, for the 30th anniversary of graduation ceremonies
Southern Music $21.95
32025
Strauss, J: Beautiful Blue Danube arranged for Brass Quintet by Nathan Lee
Trombacor $ ask
32036
Strauss, J: Leichtes Blut Op. 319
arranged by Rudolf Korp. Score and Parts
Doblinger $ ask
32035
Strauss, J: Voice of Spring Op. 410 arranged by Rudolf Korp and Eric Hainzl. Score and Parts Doblinger $ ask
32064
Terracini, P: Konya

Australian Work
Kookaburra Music $42.00
32079

Traditioal: Sea Shanty
Arranged by Eileen Clews
Level: Medium-Difficult

This attractive brass quintet based on the traditional sea shanty What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor opens with a fanfare followed by a main theme, first on trumpets and then on the horn. A series of linked variations follow, with the tune passed between the instruments in constantly changing tempos and styles. A strong rhythmic accompaniment keeps the sea shanty mood and the piece finishes with a showy flourish. Arranged by Eileen Clews, this light hearted work gives each player the chance to show off their instrument, so making it an ideal concert piece or a study piece for brass workshops.
Broadbent & Dunn $11.50
32068
Traditional -Waltzing Matilda
Arranged by Paul Terracini for Brass Quintet
"Dedicated to the Royal Danish Guards Band"
Score and Parts

Australian Work
Kookaburra Music $34.00
32012
Turner, K: Casbah of Tetouan
2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba (opt Bass Trombone), Opt. Bell Tree, Tamborine
The Casbah of Tetouan was conceived during a visit to Morocco in the summer of 1988. The composer offers the following anecdote:
"As we crossed the Straits of Gibraltar and first laid eyes on the North African coast, I knew we were in store for an adventure! The city of Tetouan was our destination; we were soon standing before its main gates. As we entered the city, our senses were overrun by the many exotic new sights, complementing the wild sounds and smells of the bustling ancient city.  After proceeding only a few feet past hobbled live chickens, we found ourselves immersed completely in the endless, tiny alleys of the Casbah. It was a labyrinth of tunnels and passageways, lined with vendors and shops the size of walk-in closets. Anything could be had, including copperware, sacks of spices and grains, and silk. Street butchers displayed slaughtered lambs, goats and pigs, and a snake charmer with his cobra unnerved the unwary passerby. Somewhere around the urine-treated leather goods things began to swim before my eyes. After I informed the guide that I was ill, a young boy was sent to escort me to a quiet place. The boy knew every secret passage and shortcut in the Casbah. He led me through even tinier streets and tunnels, across nomad camps, and even through a kitchen! We sailed through the back door of a mosque, and out the other side. Finally we entered a large, dark and cool house, which seemed to be some sort of palace. The boy led me to a back room and laid me down upon a bed of large pillows. I passed out. I awoke thoroughly disoriented. The first things I saw were six elaborately cloaked elderly men, wildly discussing in Arabic what could possibly be wrong with me, I heard exotic music and aromatic food assailed my senses. After closer observation I discovered I was in a fancy restaurant, being entertained by a belly dancer. Somehow my wife and brother found me and we resumed our inspection of Tetouan. I still felt lightheaded and rather doped by the "therapeutic" tea; my impressions of the city were somewhat hallucinogenic."
Phoenix Music Publications $48.50
32019
Turner, K: Improvisations
Commissioned in 1998 by the Quintette de Cuivre de Loraine
2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba (opt Bass Trombone)
I chose the title "Improvisation" because of the circumstances in which the piece was written. At the time of receiving the commission by the Loraine Brass Quintet, I was doing quite a lot of traveling and didn't always have access to a piano or keyboard. During the month of April 1998, I had several different motives bouncing around in my head. The theme at the very opening (the listesso tempo after letter A) the motive in the treble voices at letter B and the subsequent fugue theme had all basically been decided on. I just needed to weave them all together in some sort of a coherent form. I had also decided that, with a bit of luck, the natural progression and development of these themes could evolve into a very nice B section melody (the Andante Cantabile after letter H). With this plan, and five days to kill in Chicago, I set about composing the quintet. Not having any sort of keyboard instrument at my disposal, I quite literally had to improvise and hope for the best. About 2 weeks later, I found myself on a flight to Melbourne, Australia via Singapore, where I had planned to stop over for two days. It was on this flight that I had the idea for the ending (approximately letter M to the end). So the first morning in Singapore was spent tagging on that part of the piece.
If a jazz musician is asked to improvise a solo during a number, he will invent variations on the song being played and spontaneously adjust the themes and harmonies to fit his own style, mood and capabilities. That is more or less, exactly what I have done with this piece, hence the name IMPROVISATION.
Phoenix Music Publications $25.15
32013
Turner, K: Kaitsenko
Duration: 12'30
Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Composed in 1991
Genre: Contemporary
Kaitsenko was an exclusive warrior society of the Kiowa Indians. The Kaitsenko vowed to each other to die only in battle with their enemies.
It was the desire of the composer to capture the drama of the Kaitsenko pact. The "Song" is an authentic Indian chant pertinent to old Satank's song of death:
"The old men say the earth only endures.
You spoke truly, you are right"
Edition Bim $64.95
32014
Turner, K: Ricochet
2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba (opt Bass Trombone)
Ricochet is a ten minute work for advanced quintet. A gauranteed crowd-pleaser, it is composed of three sections which are loosely associated with the following themes: Ricochet, Repose and Rodeo. While not being strictly programmatic, the work captures and depicts the energy and dynamic spirit of the people and life in the old west. Although the trumpet parts are notated for C trumpets, Mr Turner encourages the use of other trumpets (i.e. Bb, D, Eb or Piccolo) for sections at the discretion of the players.
Phoenix Music Publications

$46.50

32015
Turner: Soundings on 'The Erie Canal'
2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba (opt Bass Trombone)
"Soundings on the Erie Canal"was composed in 1984 and is based on the well-known American folk song "Fifteen Miles on the Erie Canal". The piece is written to be light-hearted and fun rather than a serious addition to the brass quintet repertoire. With the main melody, there is a lyric counter melody. The two interact in a musical exploration of different styles and variations, spanning from the barouque to bee-bop and jazz. The international quotes in the middle section represent the different nationalities of immigrants who helped build the Erie canal (chinese, Irish and Mexican). The piece ends with an exciting Presto, which is a variation on the main melody. Although this piece is an early work of Mr. Turner's, it is written with the same energetic and positive spirit which characterizes his other music.
Phoenix Music Publications

$25.95

32016
Wiggins, C: First Dance Suite. 
2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba (opt Bass Trombone)
Christopher Wiggins, born 1956 in England, studied composition at the Universities of Liverpool, Leeds and London. His prolific output includes educational, vocal, solo and orchestral music. He is becoming internationally well-known for his wide range of music for horn. His compositions have been performed in nearly 20 countries worldwide. Since 1989 he has been actively involved in conducting concerts in Estonia. Recently he has worked as Education Director of the Classic Music Show of London and is currently studying for his Doctorate Degree in Composition. Other compositions for horn published by Phoenix Music Publications include a quartet for the American Horn Quartet Series entitled "Five Miniatures" and a work for solo horn and piano "Four Easy Sketches". He is also the featured composer in the series for variable ensemble "Passe-partout".
Phoenix Music Publications $16.50
32017
Young, K: Brass Quintet No. 1 (1981)
New Zealand Brass Quintet Editions $ ask