Quintessence - Difficult - Brass Quintet By Henry Meredith - Score & Parts Eighth Note Publication Brass Ensemble - Quintet Series
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In Stock. This incredibly famous trumpet solo is now available for the developing brass quintet. The range demands have been reduced to allow younger performers to tackle this piece. The main melody is passed between the 2 trumpets and other sections have the musical line passed throughout the remainder of the group. Now this tune is accessible to not just professional brass quintets but the younger ensembles as well.
Luca Marenzio was best known for his writing of madrigals and this is a fine example of Marenzio's choral writing. This transcription for brass quintet places relatively few technical demands on the players, so it is a fine opportunity for younger musicians to develop the techniques of expressive playing. It is scored for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone 1 (alternate horn 2) and trombone 2. The part for trombone 2 is also suitable for baritone.
This work is an exciting piece for the brass quintet. It is set in three movements, each with its own mood and character. The opening movement Fanfare and March Fantasy is a fantasia on J.J. Mouret's famous Rondeau and has the melody alternating metres between 6/8 and 2/4. The second movement is Meditation and Chorale in which a haunting theme floats throughout the ensemble. Chant and Alleluja is particularly creative stating the chant theme in the opening measures and then moving to an energetic allegro vivo in shifting metres, particularly in 7/8.