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Ewald Quintet No. 1

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Victor Ewald

Victor Ewald (ed. Tony Rickard)

'This work bears the designation Opus 5.

General Info

Year: 1890 / 1902 / 1912 / 2001
Duration: c. 12:45
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Canadian Brass Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $30.00


1. Moderato – 5:10
2. Adagio – Allegro – Adagio – 3:40
3. Allegro Moderato - 4:00


Full Score
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

There has always been some confusion amongst brass players about the accuracy of the available editions of Victor Ewald's unique brass compositions. We asked our learned colleague Tony Rickard to create editions that take advantage of modern analysis, comparison and research. We feel Tony has made a significant contribution to the brass quintet world by kneeling into this project and producing what we feel are the most precise versions of these core repertoire works for brass quintet. Tony is a trumpet player by training, Royal Academy of Music, London, England graduate, a highly respected copyist and engraver, and was recently appointed Music Library Manager for the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden in London!

- Program Note from publisher

Ewald’s first quintet was composed ca. 1890. It is cast in three movements. The first movement is the most substantial, composed in sonata form with two clear themes and a development section. The second movement begins with a beautiful Adagio, contrasted by a very aggressive Presto section, finally returning to the Adagio. The effect is a dramatic ABA which combines a slow movement with a scherzo, normally separate movements in large-scale works. The uplifting finale brings the work to a triumphant end.

- Program Note from CWU Faculty Brass YouTube performance


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Wind Symphony Brass Ensemble (John R. Stewart, conductor) - 15 May 2021
  • Bowling Green (Ohio) State University Wind Symphony (Bruce Moss, conductor) - 16 April 2021
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Wind Ensemble (Michael Griffith, conductor) - 13 April 2021
  • Abilene (Tx.) Christian University Brass Quintet No. 1 - 19 March 2021
  • Central Washington University Faculty Brass – 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Ewald, V.; Rickard, T. (2001). Quintet No. 1: Brass Quintet [score]. Canadian Brass Publications: [s.l.].
  • Victor Ewald, Wikipedia Accessed 20 March 2021