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Brass Mouthpiece Study

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Evžen Zámečník

Evžen Zámečník

General Info

Year: 1983
Duration: c. 1:30
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alliance Publications
Cost: Score & Parts - $35.00   |   Score Only - $10.00


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Rattle
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Brass Mouthpiece Study is a novelty number. Humor has always played a serious role in classical music. We can look at the music of Haydn, Mozart and P.D.Q, Bach, perhaps all of the great masters, and we find a work or two, if not more, that employ humor as an aesthetic. Various books have been written on 'the humor in music'. What would life be without humor? Certainly, it is a counterbalance!

This work, written in 1983, when the political situation in the then Czechoslovakia was a bit grim, musical humor did much to lift the spirits of the people. The work is cleverly conceived, utilizing the various timbres of all the brass instrument mouthpieces. Sprinkling in an amount of percussion, along with an obnoxious second trombonist who is a real rebel, the performance of this work should provide a great deal of laughter.

Program Note from Published Score

Commercial Discography


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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