As part of our class, Advanced Brass Ensemble Literature (ABEL) at University of Iowa, Wednesdays are typically listening presentations shared by students individually. Unfortunately, our Professor was out of town, so we gathered together in one of our offices and shared a piece of music each; the last piece ended right at the class's end time, 10:20!
Below is a list of what each of the 6 members of our class shared, along with comments of my own:
Breakaway by David Sampson
2 trumpets and Electronics, Raymond Mase and Kevin Cobb
I have heard this piece only a handful of times, and it still amazes me that composers are continuing to innovate in their compositions or learning new skills to enhance a work of theirs.
Music for Brass Instruments by Ingolf Dahl
Brass sextet - New World Symphony Brass
Optional tuba part (doubles bass trombone part)
Low brass parts were originally intended for tenor and bass trombones
Corpendium #1 by Richard Bissill
6 horns - Guildhall Horn Ensemble
This was a very enjoyable piece to listen to because you rarely hear horns swing! It seems like it is getting more and more popular for horns to play outside of their comfort zone of "classical" repertoire, and explore other genres.
Konzertmusik fur Brass, 2 Harps & Piano, op. 49
Mvmt. III. Massig Schnell
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, 1 trombone
2 harps, piano
Concerto for Brass Quintet & Wind Orchestra by Mark Rheaume
Atto Terzo from Concerto for Brass Quintet: Intrada-Aria-Finale
Gloria by John Rutter
Mvmt. 3 - Vivace e ritmico
- Philip Jones Brass Ensemble