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Three Brass Cats

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Chris Hazell

Chris Hazell (ed. Howarth and Jones)

General Info

Year: 1990
Duration: c. 8:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Chester Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $35.95


1. Black Sam – 2:40
2. Borage – 3:05
3. Mr. Jums – 2:25


B-flat Trumpet I-II-III-IV
Horn in F
Trombone I-II-III-IV


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This is what Chris Hazell, the composer, had to say about Three Brass Cats:

Some years ago I had four cats in the house -- all were strays and decided that I was a soft touch when it came to free board and lodgings, so instead of moving on, they all decided to stay. Sadly they have all now gone to the great cattery in the sky. However, at the time they were around I was asked to write some pieces for a brass group (The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble). What should I write about? Well, I've always liked writing about the people and places around me (they appear in a lot of my music) so I thought ... I know, my cats. These days I don't have any cats as I travel around a lot with my work, but it's nice to think that they're still with me in the music.

-Program Note by composer


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State Ratings

  • Indiana: 090 - LARGE BRASS ENSEMBLES
  • Wisconsin: Event 4858 Brass Ensemble Class A


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  • New England Conservatory (Boston, Mass.) Brass Ensemble - 9 May 2021
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Concert Brass (Tom Davoren, conductor) - 2 May 2021
  • Hope College (Holland, Mich.) Wind Ensemble (Gabe Southard, conductor) - 5 March 2021
  • Texas Tech University (Lubbock) Symphonic Band (Eric Allen, conductor) - 3 December 2020
  • University of Kansas (Lawrence) Concert Brass & Percussion (Tom Davoren, conductor) - 12 October 2020
  • Northshore Concert Band (Chicago) (Mallory Thompson, conductor) – 31 January 2016

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Hazell, C. (1990). Three Brass Cats: For Brass Ensemble [score]. Chester Music: London.