Nine Brass

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Bass trombone is the solo instrument in this work composed to honor Vic Steelhammer, a Los Angeles bass trombonist and friend of the composer who died in 2006 in a solo plane crash. Ranges from simple and subdued to involved and impassioned.

3 trumpets in Bb, horn in F, 2 trombones, solo bass trombone (opening cadenza provided), euphonium, and tuba. (Comes with optional flugelhorn part for ten-part playing.)

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 6:15


Traditional/arr. Burkhart

The First Noel



An amplification for nine brass of the intimate arrangement for Trumpet Ensemble (Four Trumpets) which was played for many years by the Disneyland Fanfare Trumpeters.

3 Bb trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, bass trombone, and tuba.

Difficulty: Easy +

Duration: 3:00


Hail Olympus



Hail Olympus was commissioned in 1984 in honor of the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles. It is a stirring fanfare for brass ensemble, including mixed meters and requiring strong players.

3 Bb trumpets, 2 horns, 3 trombones, tuba

Difficulty: Advanced

Duration: 1:15



Swingle Bells



Swingle Bells features the tubist in a big swing tune.

3 Bb trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, bass trombone, and tuba.

Difficulty: Advanced –

Duration: 1:45


The Y2K Bug Blues



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

4 Bb trumpets, 3 trombones, bass trombone, tuba. Three alternate horn parts provided.

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 4:45