Raymond Burkhart

Brass Quintet


SPECIAL BRASS QUINTET COLLECTION NOW AVAILABLE!
Raymond David Burkhart: Complete Brass Quintets, Volume I. Compositions.
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Contains all 21 of my original works for brass quintet. Book of Full Scores available in hard cover, paperback, or coil binding. Books for Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Horn in F, Trombone, and Tuba available in coil binding only.

Contents (see below for descriptions): Bouquet de Brass, Come Unto Me, Easter Fanfare on Llanfair, Five Sea Shanties, Isle of Colours, Italian Postcards, Lonely Moon, Love Letters, Lullaby, Mishap, Oration, Psalm 23, Quintet for Brass, Ricordi d'Italia, The Second Star, Sophie's Waltz, Toot, Tournament Fanfare, Watercolor Menagerie, Wedding March, and The Y2K Bug Blues.

The "CBQ" column below shows which selctions are included in my Complete Brass Quintets, Volume 1: Compositions

 
All of the following brass quintets are scored for 2 Bb Trumpets, F Horn, Trombone, and Tuba, unless otherwise indicated.

Titles are listed in alphabetical order.
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"CBQ" denotes works my collection, Complete Brass Quintets, Vol. 1: Compositions. Click HERE for info.

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Difficulty rating: E=Easy; M=Medium; A=Advanced
Item #
CD
CBQ
Title
Diff.
Dur.
PDF
Audio
Price
Order

1092   Bouquet de Brass
A-
10:00
 
$24.00
   
I. A Little Western Music
A-
3:00
   
II. Last Leaves of Autumn
A-
4:00
   
III. Vaudeville Vinnie
A-
4:00
Brass Quintet version of the Brass Sextet #1091 which took First Place inf the 2005 Humboldt State University Brass Chamber Music Workshop Composition Contest. Three contrasting movements.

1192  
Civil War Suite No. 1

Arr. Raymond Burkhart

M
16:30
 
$25.00
   
I. Battle Cry of Freedom Medley Quickstep  
2:45
     
   
II. When the Swallows Homeward Flie  
2:50
     
   
III. Ever of Thee  
3:30
     
   
IV. The Hunter's Farewell  
3:45
     
   
V. Gallop  
2:40
     
Civil War Suite No. 1 is five movements reconstructed, edited, and arranged from music hand-copied apparently in 1865 by 8th Iowa Regiment bandsman/baritonist R. L. Turner, while he was stationed in Montgomery, Alabama.. The music was copied origiinally from from parts belonging to the 178th New York Regiment brass band.

1058 Come Unto Me
M
2:15
$12.00
Warm, melodic, tender, beautiful.
Also available for:

1081  
Coventry Carol, The
E+
2:00
$12.00
Haunting. Impassioned. A favorite!
Also available for:

1030 Easter Fanfare on "Llanfair"
M+
1:35
$11.00
Easter Fanfare on "Llanfair" was composed as a prelude to the familiar Easter hymn "Christ the Lord is Risen Today" (also known as "Jesus Christ is Risen Today" in some hymnals). It is dedicated to Dr. Thomas Somerville, Professor Emeritus of Music at Occidental College and retired Minister of Music at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, where it was premiered on Easter Day in 1995.
Also available for:

1080  
First Noel, The
E+
3:00
$12.00
An amplification for brass quintet of the intimate arrangement for trumpet ensemble which was played for many years by the Disneyland Fanfare Trumpeters (#1004).
Also available for:

1200   Five Sea Shanties
M
9:30
 
$30.00
   
I. The Maid of Amsterdam  
1:30
     
   
II. Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye  
1:55
     
   
III. Clear the Track and Let the Bulgine Run  
1:40
     
   
IV. Shenandoah  
2:10
     
   
V. Blow the Man Down  
1:55
     
Five Sea Shanties captures the romance of sailing in five movements. The work is rapidly becoming popular with brass quintets and audiences alike. Commissioned by Althea Kifer in 2014, it was the focus of a successful Kickstarter campaign. All the instruments get to shine, and the tuba is featured in "Shenandoah."

1126  
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
A-
3:45
$14.00
Another well known Christmas tune in a fun new arrangement. Excerpted from the larger work for SATB, brass quintet, organ, and narrator--I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day Fantasy (#1136)

1083  
I Saw Three Ships
A
1:40
$12.00
Begins tenderly, becomes jaunty, and ends with big bell tones and ripping trumpet scales. Very exciting.
Also available for:

1158   Isle of Colours
A
13:15
 
$28.00
   
I. Turner (JMW Turner)
A-
4:00
   
II. Constable (John Constable)
A-
5:15
   
III. Hockney (David Hockney)
A-
4:00
Isle of Colours is my homage to three favorite great British artists, for whom the three movements are named. It was commissioned in 2012 by the scientific publisher, Annual Reviews. The first movement is vigorously thematic, the second movement is a meditative theme and variations, and the third movement is a bossa nova, complete with solo changes and written-out solos for trombone, horn, and trumpet.

1034 Italian Postcards
M+
6:00
 
$20.00
   
I. Roma. Sunrise at the Colosseum
M-
2:00
   
II. Venezia. Lovers in a Gondola
M
2:00
   
III. Milano. A Crowded Marketplace
A-
2:00
Italian Postcards is in three movements, each named for a memorable scene in a popular Italian city, as if the music were highlighting the pictures on three picture postcards Italian Postcards was commissioned by the Humboldt State University Brass Chamber Music Workshop, Tony Clements, Director.
Also available for:
The second movement, "Venezia," is available separately for these instrumentations:

1113  
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
E
1:20
$10.00
A well known Christmas tune in a fun new arrangement.
Also available for

1140   Lonely Moon
M
2:45
$14.00
A lush and tender ballad that features the horn. First published in 2010.

1068 Love Letters
M+
9:30
$22.00
   
I. First Love
2:00
   
II. Missing You
4:00
   
III. "Dear John"
3:30
Three contrasting movements. Uplifting, wistful, humorous. The original version for seven brass (#1069) won First Prize at the 2004 inaugural Humboldt State University Brass Chamber Music Workshop Composition Contest.

1050
Lullaby
M
3:00
$10.00
Lullaby is a beautiful ballad, calling for the first trumpeter to double on Eb trumpet/cornet. Also available for piano solo (#1037).

1085  
March of the Three Kings
A-
1:15
$12.00
A resetting and amplification for quintet of a trumpet ensemble arrangement (#1006) formerly played by the Disneyland Fanfare Trumpeters. Declamatory and edgy. Also available for ten brass (#1041).

1150  
Mass for Brass Quintet

by Steven James Williams

A
25:00
 
$35.00
Steve Williams is a Los Angeles-area composer, trombonist, and educator. His Mass for Brass Quintet (1997), originally intended for concert performance , reflects a unique perspective on the mass. It is in five movements: I. Compassio; II. Bellitat; III. Fides; IV. Sacer; and V. Ephemer. [2 trumpets in C, horn, trombone, and tuba]
See also: Steven James Williams, Denizens for tuba trio

1144  
Mishap
A+
13:05
$26.00
   
I. Soaring
A-
3:00
   
II. By Moonlight
A-
4:00
   
III. Ride A Fast Horse
A-
4:00
Mishap was composed in 2009. It was commissioned by Goranka Bjedov and Jay Perry and is dedicated to Goranka's beloved horse, Mishap. The original version is for brass sextet (#1143).

1021
Oration
A
6:00
$21.00
Commissioned by Brassininity, Oration features the trombonist in a brass quintet, a rarity in the repertoire. Like an inspired orator, the soloist must play a wide range of emotions, from tranquility to ferocity.
"Oration is a challenging tour-de-force that features the trombone in a brass quintet. It is an eloquent, dignified, yet impassioned work, combining all of the declamatory, dynamic, expressive, and range potentials attainable on the instrument. At times stentorian, caressing, angry, plaintive, and powerful, the work utilizes practically the complete range of the instrument. Oration is a superb addition to the chamber music repertoire and is ideal for any concert where the trombone is to be featured."
Loren Marsteller
Principal Trombone, California Philharmonic Orchestra

1084  
O Tannenbaum
M+
2:00
$12.00
A classical setting with piccolo trumpet obbligato. If you've never played O Tannenbaum in a 7/4 feel, you can now! Also available for ten brass (#1044).

1053
Psalm 23
M
3:00
$10.00
Brass quintet setting of #1047 for voice and keyboard. Ideal for sacred settings, even without the text.

1213
Ricordi d'Italia (Memories of Italy)
A
11:30
 
$35.00
   
I. Staffolo Fanfare  
0:32
 
   
   
II. The Ancient Wall  
3:15
 
   
   
III. Bella Valentina  
4:00
 
   
   
IV. Canzon San Marco  
3:30
 
   
Ricordi d'Italia was premiered on January 10, 2015. Commissioned by Mark Lindenbaum, Margaret Jahn, and John and Meg Monroe, of the Amici Americani degli Ottone. Read more here and here (including program notes).

1039
Second Star, The
M
3:30
$12.00
A melodious and harmonically luxurious evocation of the starlit beauty of the Northern California coast at night.
Also available for:

1134  
Silver Swan, The

Gibbons/Burkhart

E+
1:00
$10.00
The famous madrigal by Orlando Gibbons arranged for brass quintet.

1070
Sophie's Waltz
M
3:30
$14.00

Brass quintet version of the easy concert band work.

See also:

  • 1262 - Woodwind Quintet
  • 1071 - Concert Band

1079  
Swingle Bells
A-
1:45
$12.00
Swingle Bells features the tubist in a big swing tune.
Also available for:

1097  
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
M
4:00
$16.00
A fast-slow-fast fantasy on the popular old English Christmas carol. It is a brass quintet version the third movement of Three Renaissance Carols Reborn #1106 for Eight Brass.
Also available for:

1022
TOOT
M
1:00
$11.00
TOOT is a palindromic fanfare for brass quintet. It is an arrangement of 1991 TPT TOOT, a fanfare commissioned for the 1991 Tournament of Roses Parade. It is an excellent opener for concerts or special events.

1149  
Tournament Fanfare
M
1:10
 
$11.00
The original (for four trumpets, (#1127) was composed for the Tournament of Roses Fanfare Trumpeters, Kevin Brown, Director. This version for brass quintet includes an optional tuba part that may be omitted for brass quartet usage.

1214
Two Roman Motets

Arr. Burkhart

M
5:10
 
$15.00
   
I. O Admirabile Commercium! by Fabio Costantini  
2:30
 
   
   
II. Ego Sum Panis Vivus, by Alessandro Costantini  
2:40
     
Two Roman Motets includes the two 17th-century choral works listed above, arranged for brass quintet. The arrangements were made in honor of the Town Band of Staffolo, Italy and dedicated to its conductor, Maestro Samuele Faini. Read more here.

1072
Two Settings of Auld Lang Syne
M
6:00
 
$12.00
   
I. Fanfarish
1:00
 
   
II. Lyrical
5:00
 
Both settings are based on arrangements made originally for the Disneyland Fanfare Trumpeters (#1008 for four trumpets).

1054
Watercolor Menagerie
A+
8:00
 
$26.00
   
I. Tortoise & Blue Jay
2:00
   
II. Cougar & Hare
2:00
   
III. Brown Bear & Butterfly
2:00
   
IV. Otters!
2:00
Four contrasting movements for very advanced players. The first trumpet part is intended for Bb piccolo trumpet throughout.

1019
Wedding March
M
3:00
$14.00
Wedding March combines traditional and popular musical elements into a joyous and uplifting "song without words." Its length is easily adaptable to accommodate large or small wedding parties. Lovely and appropriate for non-wedding events, too, like recitals and concerts. Just use the alternate title, "Song Without Words."
Also available for:

1073
CBQ
Y2K Bug Blues, The
M+
4:45
$14.00
The Y2K Bug Blues begins as a slow minor blues rock, featuring a duo of horn and trombone. The middle double-time swing section features a trumpet solo. Written-out solos are provided. Also available for nine brass (#1026) and small big band (#1152).


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