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Brass Quintets
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Abreu, Z./Marlatt-Tico Tico (ENP-BQ21100) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. This classic Latin piece has become a favourite with audiences all over the world. The great groove of the tune will quickly catch the audience and transport them to a warmer climate. This is a trumpet feature top to bottom with some great optional licks to add excitement. The other trumpet part should be played on flugelhorn to better blend with the bottom three voices. With a good lead trumpet, this would not take much time to put together and you'll be gauranteed standing ovations!

Albinoni, T./Bjornes-Concerto in C Op.9 No.9 Allegro (ENP-BQ24162) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Difficult. Although this concerto became popular with trumpet players after being recorded by noted piccolo trumpet soloist, Maurice Andre, the intent of this arrangement is to feature the chamber music skills of the entire brass quintet, not just the 2 piccolo trumpet players.

Albinoni, T./Marlatt-Concerto Op. 7 No.6 (ENP-BQ2078) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium-Difficult.  This piece was originally an oboe solo with strings. The colours of brass add a whole new sound to this work. The first trumpet plays the oboe line with the other members playing an intricate Baroque accompaniment. Just the first movement of this work has been arranged here.

Arban/Treybig-Carnival Of Venice (ENP-BQ27252) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. Arban's variations on Carnival of Venice requires no introduction to cornet or trumpet players. This arrangement for quintet keeps the solo cornet part in its original form, but inserts an introduction and interludes taken from operas by Giuseppe Verdi that allow each of the quintet members to act as soloist during the interludes between variations. A great twist on this classic solo.

Bach, J.S./Bray-Bist Du Bei Mir (ENP-BQ9723) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium. A classic for brass. Although other versions of this work have been arranged for brass quintet, this new arrangement has the melody line in each part including the tuba! All parts have ample rests and the use of cup mutes in the trumpets adds an interesting shimmering effect to an already grand work.

Bach, J.S./Marlatt-Air On The G String (ENP-BQ2199) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium. This lower key features the horn in some sections for some variety in the sound. Now this beautiful piece is playable by high school level quintets

Bach, J.S./Marlatt-Air Pour Les Trompettes (ENP-BQ9831) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium. Originally from a Suite in A for solo harpsichord, this Air makes an ideal opener for a concert or recital. Written ornaments and flourishing trumpet lines help make this a great showpiece for the trumpets in a brass quintet. The key has been altered into a more friendly key for performance on b-flat trumpets as opposed to D or piccolo trumpets. It is a short piece that will be a favourite with audiences and start your concerts of on the right note!

Bach, J.S./Marlatt-Contrapunctus No. 3 (ENP-BQ9730) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Difficult. This version uses the brilliant colour of the 2 trumpets against the warmer sound of the horn, trombone and tuba. There is a significant section in the middle where only the bottom three voices are playing and the resulting dark rich sound is a truly successful scoring.

Bach, J.S./Marlatt-Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen (ENP-BQ961) 2.1.0.1.1

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. From Cantata #51. The flowing soprano line is given to the first trumpet, the original trumpet part to the second trumpet and the remaining string parts are divided among the horn, euphonium and tuba. This is an ideal piece for a recital or a wedding and accessible to most ensembles. Trumpet parts are in E-flat with alternate parts in B-flat. No part is uninteresting, especially the tuba which has been given Bach's technical continuo line.

Bach, J.S./Marlatt-Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (ENP-BQ2183) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium. The chorale is played before the popular triple metre theme. The four upper voices pass the weaving line between them and periodically the chorale is stated above it.

Bach, J.S./Marlatt-Jig Fugue (ENP-BQ2194) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium. The famous Jig Fugue by Bach is a favourite with organists. It is light-hearted and energetic with its rollicking triple meter. The key has been altered to facilitate the brass quintet at this level. All parts are very active including the tuba, who must tackle the tricky bass lines of Bach. There is also a version of this work for 2 trumpets and organ available.

Bach, J.S./Marlatt-Little Fugue (ENP-BQ24166) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium. The key has been altered to allow for performance without the use of e-flat trumpets making this great piece more accessible to players wanting to play it, without the range demands found in arrangements in the original key.

Bach, J.S./Marlatt-Sheep May Safely Graze (ENP-BQ23142) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium. This is the most famous section from Bach's Cantata #208.  A great piece for weddings or any special occasion. All parts are interesting and none are too difficult.

Bach, J.S./Marlatt-Wachet Auf (ENP-BQ9719) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium. This arrangement is different in that the melody appears in all voices rather than the standard trumpet solo with brass accompaniment. Also this rendition does not require the use of the piccolo trumpet which allows high school players to approach this beautiful piece and add it to their repertoire.

Bach, J.S./Ramm-"Little" Fugue in g minor (AW-Aa61BQ) 2.1.1.0.1

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Bach, J.S./Ramm-Aria Duetto from "Cantata 78" (AW-Aa17BQa) 2.1.1.0.1

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This piece can be heard on the "Classical Brass" CD in our CD section. 

Bach, J.S./Ramm-Contrapunctus IX from "Art of The Fugue" (AW-Aa49BQa) 2.1.1.0.1

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Bach/Ramm-Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (AW-Aa29BQ) 2.1.1.0.1

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This piece can be heard on the "Classical Brass" CD in our CD section.

Balay, G./Marlatt-Little Concert Piece (Petite Piece Concertante) (ENP-BQ26236) 2.1.1.0.1.

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Rating: Medium. This is a standard piece in solo trumpet repertoire that is used on countless festivals and competitions. The beautiful opening weaves its way through several key centers leading to the March where fast fingers and light articulations come into play. A great piece to show the capabilities of the cornet (or trumpet). The original was scored for cornet and piano and this arrangement for brass allows for a wider range of timbres in the accompaniment.

Bellini, V./Marlatt-Concerto (ENP-BQ22135) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. This Concerto by Bellini was originally for solo oboe and strings. Many trumpet players have used this work as a solo piece for their instrument. This arrangement to the brass quintet works well with the trumpets passing the solo line between them as the lower three voices alter between accompanying figures and some solo lines. A great showpiece for quintet that sounds harder than it is.