Brass Quintet

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Dr. Carolyn Sanders
Professor of Music, The University of Alabama in Huntsville
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Burkhart

Bouquet de Brass

#1092

$30.00

Three contrasting movements.

Brass quintet version of the brass sextet which took First Place inf the 2005 Humboldt State University Brass Chamber Music Workshop Composition Contest. 

I. A Little Western Music

II. Last Leaves of Autumn

III. Vaudeville Vinnie

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty:  Advanced –

Total Duration: 10:00

I. A Little Western Music – 3:30

II. Last Leaves of Autumn – 4:00

III. Vaudeville Vinnie – 4:00

178th New York Regiment Brass Band/arr. Burkhart

Civil War Suite No. 1

#1192

$30.00

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 originally from from parts belonging to the 178th New York Regiment brass band.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium

Total Duration: 16:30

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

Burkhart

Come Unto Me

#1058

$15.00

Warm, melodic, tender, beautiful.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 2:15

Christmas

Traditional/arr. Burkhart

The Coventry Carol

#1081

$15.00

Haunting. Impassioned. A favorite!

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Easy +

Duration: 2:00

Burkhart

Easter Fanfare on "Llanfair"

#1030

$14.00

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.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium +

Duration: 1:35

Christmas

Traditional/arr. Burkhart

The First Noel

#1080

$15.00

An amplification for brass quintet of the intimate arrangement for trumpet ensemble which was played for many years by the Disneyland Fanfare Trumpeters

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Easy +

Duration: 3:00

Burkhart

Five Sea Shanties

#1126

$30.00

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.”

I. The Maid of Amsterdam

II. Goodbye, My Love, Goodbye

III. Clear the Track and Let the Bulgine Run

IV. Shenandoah

V. Blow the Man Down

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 

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

Christmas

Burkhart

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

#1126

$16.00

Another well known Christmas tune in a fun new arrangement, excerpted from my larger work, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day Fantasy for SATB, brass quintet, organ, and narrator.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Advanced –

Duration: 3:45

Christmas

Traditional/arr. Burkhart

I Saw Three Ships

#1083

$16.00

Begins tenderly, becomes jaunty, and ends with big bell tones and ripping trumpet scales. Very exciting.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 1:40

Burkhart

Isle of Colours

#1158

$32.00

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.

I. Turner (JMW Turner)

II. Constable (John Constable)

III. Hockney (David Hockney)

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Advanced –

Duration: 13:15

I. Turner (JMW Turner) – 4:00

II. Constable (John Constable) – 5:15

III. Hockney (David Hockney) – 4:00

Burkhart

Italian Postcards

#1034

$24.00

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.

I. Roma. Sunrise at the Colosseum

II. Venezia. Lovers in a Gondola

III. Milano. A Crowded Marketplace

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium +

Duration: 6:00

I. Roma. Sunrise at the Colosseum (Medium -) – 2:00

II. Venezia. Lovers in a Gondola (Medium) – 2:00

III. Milano. A Crowded Marketplace (Advanced -) – 2:00

Seven Brass


The second movement, “Venezia,” is available separately for these instrumentations:

Christmas

Traditional/arr. Burkhart

Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming

#1113

$12.00

A well known Christmas tune in a fun new arrangement.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 1:20

Burkhart

Lonely Moon

#1140

$22.00

A lush and tender ballad that features the horn.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 2:45

Burkhart

Love Letters

#1068

$30.00

Three contrasting movements. Uplifting, wistful, humorous. The original version for Seven Brass won First Prize at the 2004 inaugural Humboldt State University Brass Chamber Music Workshop Composition Contest.

I. First Love

II. Missing You

III. “Dear John”

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium +

Total duration: 9:30

I. First Love – 2:00

II. Missing You – 4:00

III. “Dear John” – 3:30

Burkhart

Lullaby

#1050

$12.00

Lullaby is a beautiful ballad, calling for the first trumpeter to double on Eb trumpet/cornet.

Trumpet 1 in Eb, Trumpet 1 in C, Trumpet 2 in C, Trumpet 2 in Bb, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium +

Duration: 3:00

Clip from the Premiere Press CD, “Watercolor Menagerie” : 

Lullaby

Christmas

Traditional/arr. Burkhart

March of the Three Kings

#1085

$12.00

A resetting and amplification for brass quintet of my arrangement for Nine Trumpets formerly played by the Disneyland Fanfare Trumpeters. Declamatory and edgy.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Advanced –

Duration: 1:15

Steven J. Williams

Mass for Brass Quintet

#1150

$35.00

Steve Williams is a Los Angeles-area composer and educator. His Mass for Brass Quintet (1997), intended for concert performance , reflects a unique perspective on the mass. It is in five movements:

  • I. Compassio
  • II. Bellitat
  • III. Fides
  • IV. Sacer
  • V. Ephemer

2 trumpets in C, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 25:00

Burkhart

Mishap

#1144

$30.00

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 Six Brass.

I. Soaring

II. By Moonlight

III. Ride A Fast Horse

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Advanced +

Total duration: 13:05

I. Soaring – 5’10”

II. By Moonlight – 5’20”

III. Ride A Fast Horse – 2’35”

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

Burkhart

Oration

#1021

$24.00

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.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 6:00

Clip from the Premiere Press CD, “Watercolor Menagerie” : 

Oration

“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

Christmas

Traditional/arr. Burkhart

O Tannenbaum

#1084

$12.00

A classical setting with piccolo trumpet obbligato. If you’ve never played O Tannenbaum in a 7/4 feel, you can now!

2 Bb trumpets (Trumpet 1 doubles on Bb piccolo trumpet), horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium +

Duration: 2:00

Burkhart

Psalm 23

#1053

$15.00

Brass quintet setting of the original version for voice and keyboard. Ideal for sacred settings, even without the text, and since this version has no text, it’s ideal for any setting where sincere, hopeful, uplifting music is desired.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 3:00

Clip from the Premiere Press CD, “Watercolor Menagerie” : 

Psalm 23 excerpt

Burkhart

Ricordi d'Italia

#1213

$35.00

Ricordi d’Italia (Memories of Italy) 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).

I. Staffolo Fanfare

II. The Ancient Wall

III. Bella Valentina

IV. Canzon San Marco

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 11:30

I. Staffolo Fanfare – 0:32

II. The Ancient Wall – 3:15

III. Bella Valentina – 4:00

IV. Canzon San Marco – 3:30

The first movement, Staffolo Fanfare, is available for Concert Band.

Burkhart

The Second Star

#1039

$12.00

A melodious and harmonically luxurious evocation of the starlit beauty of the Northern California coast at night.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium –

Duration: 3:30

Clip from the Premiere Press CD, “Watercolor Menagerie” : 

The Second Star clip

Orlando Gibbons/arr. Burkhart

The Silver Swan

#1134

$12.00

The famous madrigal by Orlando Gibbons arranged for brass quintet.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Easy +

Duration: 1:00

Burkhart

Sophie's Waltz

#1070

$15.00

Brass quintet version of the easy work for concert band.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 3:30

Clip from the Premiere Press CD, “Watercolor Menagerie” : 

Sophie’s Waltz clip

Christmas

Burkhart

Swingle Bells

#1079

$15.00

Swingle Bells features the tubist in a big swing tune.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Advanced –

Duration: 1:45

Christmas

Traditional/arr. Burkhart

Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

#1097

$18.00

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 for Eight Brass.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 4:00

Burkhart

TOOT

#1022

$12.00

TOOT is a palindromic fanfare for brass quintet, an arrangement of 1991 TPT TOOT Six Trumpets(for ), a fanfare commissioned for the 1991 Tournament of Roses Parade. It is an excellent opener for concerts or special events.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 1:00

Clip from the Premiere Press CD, “Watercolor Menagerie” : 

Toot clip

Burkhart

Tournament Fanfare

#1149

$12.00

The original (for Four Trumpets) 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.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 1:10

Fabio Costantini and Alessandro Costantini/arr. Burkhart

Two Roman Motets

#1214

$18.00

Two Roman Motets includes the two 17th-century choral works by the Costantini brothers listed below, 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.

I. O Admirabile Commercium! by Fabio Costantini

II. Ego Sum Panis Vivus, by Alessandro Costantini

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 5:10

I. O Admirabile Commercium! – 2:30

II. Ego Sum Panis Vivus – 2:40

Traditional/arr. Burkhart

Two Settings of Auld Lang Syne

#1072

$12.00

Both settings are based on arrangements made originally for the Disneyland Fanfare Trumpeters (for Four Trumpets).

I. Fanfarish

II. Lyrical

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 6:00

I. Fanfarish – 1:00

II. Lyrical – 5:00

Audio from the Premiere Press CD, “Watercolor Menagerie” : 

I. Fanfarish

II. Lyrical

Burkhart

Watercolor Menagerie

#1054

$30.00

Four contrasting movements for very advanced players. The first trumpet part is intended for Bb piccolo trumpet throughout.

I. Tortoise & Blue Jay

II. Cougar & Hare

III. Brown Bear & Butterfly

IV. Otters!

Bb Piccolo Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2 in Bb, Horn, Trombone, Tuba

Difficulty: Advanced +

Duration: 8:00

I. Tortoise & Blue Jay – 2:00

II. Cougar & Hare – 2:00

III. Brown Bear & Butterfly – 2:00

IV. Otters! – 2:00

Burkhart

Wedding March

#1019

$15.00

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 an alternate title, like “Song Without Words” or “Andante for Brass.”

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 3:00

Clip from the Premiere Press CD, “Watercolor Menagerie” : 

Wedding March

Burkhart

The Y2K Bug Blues

#1073

$16.00

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.

2 Bb trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba

Difficulty: Medium +

Duration: 4:45

Clip from the Premiere Press CD, “Watercolor Menagerie” : 

The Y2K Bug Blues