Quintet for Two Trumpets, Horn, Trombone and Tuba
This work bears the designation Opus 73.
1. Allegro vivace – 4:00
2. Chaconne – 4:05
3. Con brio – 3:05
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
None discovered thus far.
Composed in 1961, the Quintet, Op. 73, provides moments of extrovert exuberance for all the members of the ensemble, and has become a popular piece with audiences and musicians alike.
The first movement starts with a frisky trumpet duet, commented upon by the more laconic lower voices. These soon liberate themselves from the strict homophony, however, and become equally excited. The following Chaconne, built on a seven-bar period which more or less explicitly returns over and over again, is far more sombre. Midway through is an impassioned outburst in the trombone, after which peace -- or rather resignation -- is restored.
The final Con brio is exactly that -- a dazzling rondo which begins with the refrain as a light-hearted duel between the trumpets. The first, contrasting episode acquires its strong jazz atmosphere from the use of syncopation, acciaccaturas and glissandi in the trombone, after which the horn and the tuba reintroduces the refrain, picking up the glove thrown down by the trumpets. The horn continues with a sultry melody, accompanied by a Latin-sounding rhythm, after which it is the trombone’s turn to present the principal theme. During the final episode the trumpets (now muted) chase each other like two bumble-bees in full flight, before the final appearance of the refrain, which accelerates into an even more exuberant coda.
- Program Note from liner notes of BIS CD Foliations
- Audio CD: Saint Louis Brass Quintet - 1986
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- Eastern Illinois University (Charleston) Wind Symphony (Alicia Neal, conductor) - 4 May 2021
- Berlin Brass Quintet - 2016
Works for Winds by This Composer
- Brass Quintet No. 2 (1987)
- Concerto for Oboe and Strings (arr. Watts) (1952)
- Divertimento for Wind Octet (1988)
- English Dances, Book One (tr. Johnstone) (1950/1965)
- English Dances, Book Two (tr. Herbert) (1951/1989)
- English Dances, Book Two (tr. Sudduth)
- English Dances Set 2 (tr. Thompson)
- Fanfare for a Festival (arr. McDermott) (1955/1986/2000)
- Fanfare for Louis, 1970
- Four Cornish Dances (tr. Marciniak)
- Four Scottish Dances (tr. Paynter) (1957/1978)
- Four Welsh Dances (tr. Parkes)
- A Grand, Grand Overture (tr. Wilson)
- H.R.H. The Duke of Cambridge (1957)
- The Inn of Sixth Happiness (arr. Suzuki) (1958/)
- March from "A Little Suite" (arr. Sumner) (1955/1965)
- Overture for Wind Octet (1940/2004)
- The Padstow Lifeboat, op. 94
- Peterloo Overture (tr. Sayre)
- Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo (tr. Paynter) (1963/1979)
- Quintet for Two Trumpets, Horn, Trombone and Tuba (1961/2004)
- River Kwai March, The (1957)
- Sarabande and Polka from Solitaire (tr. Paynter)
- Symphony for Brass, op. 123
- Symphony No. 2: Allegretto and Vivace, op. 40 (tr. Parkes)
- Symphony No. 2: Finale, op. 40 (tr. Sudduth)
- Tam O'Shanter Overture, op. 51 (tr. Paynter)
- Three Sea Shanties (1943)
- Trevelyan Suite, op. 96
- Variations on a Theme of Ruth Gipps (trans. Braddock) (1978/2019)
- Water Music, op. 82
- Arnold, M. (1961). Quintet for Two Trumpets, Horn, Trombone and Tuba [score]. Paterson's Publications: London.
- "Stockholm Chamber Brass - Folations." BIS. Web. Accessed 4 May 2021