American Vignettes for Brass Quintet

By Sy Brandon

Brass quintet

Advanced difficulty

Includes score and parts

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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.

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Title: American Vignettes for Brass Quintet

Ensemble: Brass quintet

Composer: Sy Brandon

Difficulty: Advanced

Includes score: Yes

Includes parts: Yes

SKU: PS-9894626-D

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