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Giovanni Gabrieli/arr. Burkhart

Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2



The glorious antiphonal Renaissance sound of Giovanni Gabrieli’s famous double-choir canzon comes to life in this arrangement for eight (or ten) brass.

Carefully edited according to primary sources and full of well-placed rehearsal letters, unlike that other edition you’re used to dealing with!

4 Bb Trumpets, 2 Horns in F (sub. Trombones), and 2 Trombones. The ten-part version includes optional parts for 2 Tubas.

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 3:30


Celebration Fanfare

with optional Percussion



Celebration Fanfare was commissioned in 2007 by Pomona College.

3 Bb Trumpets, 2 Horns in F, Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba

Optional Percussion includes: Timpani, Suspended Cymbal, Snare Drum, Bass Drum, and Glockenspiel

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 0:30


Traditional/arr. Burkhart

The Coventry Carol

with optional Percussion



Traditional/arr. Burkhart

Deo Gracias, Anglia



An easy setting of the 15th-century English carol.

3 Bb Trumpets, Horn in F, 2 Trombones, Euphonium, and Tuba

Difficulty: Easy

Duration: 2:45

Seven Brass & Percussion

Deo Gracias, Anglia is also the second movement of Three Renaissance Carols Reborn for Eight Brass or Ten Brass


Traditional/arr. Burkhart

The First Noel



A brass octet version of the intimate arrangement for trumpet ensemble which was played for many years by the Disneyland Fanfare Trumpeters. 




Traditional/arr. Burkhart

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing

with optional Percussion



Big, bold setting of the stirring Christmas carol for eight brass. Great opener or closer!

4 C Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba

Difficulty: Advanced –

Duration: 1:30


Traditional/arr. Burkhart

O Come, All Ye Faithful

with optional Timpani



Fanfarish, moving setting of the Christmas favorite. Perfect for opening or closing a program.

4 C Trumpets, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, and Tuba (with optional Timpani).

Difficulty: Advanced –

Duration: 2:05





A festive and jubilant work for eight brass. Great concert opener or recessional/postlude for big church and academic occasions.

3 Bb Trumpets, Horn in F, 2 Trombones, Euphonium, and Tuba.

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 3:20



Three Renaissance Carols Reborn



Three 15th-century English carols find new life in this stylistically varied work for eight brass.

I. Thys Endere Nyghth

II. Deo Gracias, Anglia

III. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

3 Bb trumpets, horn (or flugelhorn), 2 trombones, euphonium, and tuba.

I. Thys Endere Nyghth 3:00

II. Deo Gracias, Anglia 3:00

III. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day 4:00

The third movement (Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day) is also available by itself for:

J. S. Bach/arr. Burkhart

Toccata in D minor



An exciting setting of the toccata from J. S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor (not the really famous one, but great music anyway!).

3 C trumpets, horn, 2 trombones, euphonium, and tuba.

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 4:50


The Y2K Bug Blues



The Y2K Bug Blues begins as a slow minor blues rock, featuring a duo of 2 trombones. The middle double-time swing section features a trumpet solo. Written-out solos are provided. 

4 Bb trumpets, 3 trombones, and tuba. Alternate horn parts provided for Trumpet 4, Trombone 1, and Trombone 2.

Difficulty: Medium +

Duration: 4:45

For a recording of The Y2K Bug Blues for brass quintet, see: