Brass Quintet Christmas Collection
By Various, arr. Sy Brandon
For brass quintet
Includes score and parts
American Vignettes was composed during 2011 for the Lyric Brass of Pacific Lutheran University. The first movement, Barn Dance features the first trumpet and after a syncopated, fanfare-style introduction, the movement uses fragments and elaborations of Old Chisholm Trail and Short’nin Bread. The second movement, 4 A.M. Blues, is a blues and features the other trumpet player on Flugelhorn and is mysterious and lonely. Movement 3 is the tuba feature and is called Spirituals using Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen. Cotton Needs Picking and Every Time I Feel the Spirit. Movement 4 Fiesta is a trombone feature and represents the Southwest. The Horn is featured in the fifth movement From Sea to Shining Sea that starts with a jazz harmony version of America the Beautiful followed by a jazz waltz built from motifs of the song. The last movement is called Harlem Jump and is an up-tempo jive with Be-bop type solos written for each of the musicians.
Title: American Vignettes for Brass Quintet
Ensemble: Brass quintet
Composer: Sy Brandon
Includes score: Yes
Includes parts: Yes
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American Vignettes for Brass Quintet