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Bach, J.S./Marlatt-Organ Concerto In D Minor BWV 596 (ENP-BC2656) 4.2.2.1.1.

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Rating: Difficult. This arrangement is dedicated to the fantastic players of the German Brass. Trumpet 1 includes alternate parts for B flat Piccolo and E flat Trumpet. Trumpet 2 includes alternate part in E flat.

Bach/Bray-Wachut Auf from Cantata 140 (ENP-BC9712)

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Rating: Medium. Wachet Auf is a piece that has been arranged many times for a variety of different ensembles. This is a very full sound coming from an ensemble made up of 4 trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, euphonium, tuba and 2 percussion. The range is moderate and the technical demands are spread throughout the ensemble so no one player is overworked.

Bruckner, A./Marlatt-Prayer and Alleluia (Inveni David) (ENP-BC2651) 4.2.3.0.1.

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. This piece is an offertory and was originally set for male chorus and four trombones.  This powerful work opens in F minor and gradually builds to a brilliant F major Alleluia. Another in the series dedicated to The German Brass.

Cable, Howard-McIntyre Ranch Country (ENP-BC2659) 4.4.3.1.1.

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. The McIntyre Ranch was founded in 1894 by Billy McIntyre of Utah. On the Milk River Ridge on the Great Divide in Alberta, just North of the Montana border, it is 56,000 acres and considered to be the largest tract of undisturbed grassland in North America. The Thrall family now owns the ranch and commissioned this composition asking that the work incorporate some favourite songs of the West and that the finale be a celebration of the Blackfoot Confederacy.

Calvert,M./Marlatt-Suite On Canadian Folk Songs (ENP-BC2652) 4.2.1.1.1. & Optional Percussion

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. This work contains 3 movements (Marianne s'en va-t-au moulin', She's like the swallow and J'entends le moulin) based on traditional Canadian folk songs. This work is similar in style and difficulty to his famous Suite from the Monteregian Hills for quintet. 

De Kovan/Silver-Recessional (CBS-102) 3.2.2.1.1.

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Dukas/Marlatt-Fanfare from La Peri (ENP-BC2761) 3.4.3.0.1

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. This fanfare was written to be played before the ballet La Peri. It is often performed on its own by brass ensembles to herald in a concert or recital by a brass ensemble. This new edition offers both Bb and C trumpet parts as well as bass clef only trombone parts to aid in readability by more groups. Some inconsistencies, note spellings and obvious errors have been corrected without comment.

Elgar & Byrd/Treybig-Fanfare and Procession (ENP-BC2660) 4.2.2.1.1.

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Rating: Medium. The pieces in Fanfare & Procession are taken from the works of two of England's master composers. The opening fanfare and first part of the processional are taken from Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March #1. In contrast, the later portion of the arrangement is taken from Byrd's The Earle of Oxford's Marche. These two contrasting pieces were paired together to provide a lengthy, continuous march for use in ceremonial occasions. Through the use of a D.S. , the piece can be performed as an ongoing loop with adequate rest in all 10 parts to allow for long processionals even after performing a lengthy prelude.

Frescobaldi, G./Marlatt-Toccata (ENP-BC2655) 4.2.2.1.1.

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Rating: Difficult. The top two trumpets are scored for B flat piccolo and E flat trumpet. Another piece dedicated to The German Brass.

Guilmant, A./Marlatt-Morceau Symphonique (ENP-BC2650) 4.4.2.1.1. & Solo Trombone & Timpani

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. This trombone solo is playable by a very good high school level player.  It has been recorded by all the great soloists and is a required piece on many competition lists.

Handel, G.F./Marlatt-Hallelujah from Messiah (ENP-BC2658) 3.2.2.0.1.

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. The most often performed Christmas piece is now scored for a brass choir and timpani. The key has been altered to C concert and everyone has a chance to play some of the melody so all parts are interesting and fun.

Leisring/Silver-God of All Nations (CBS-105) 3.1.2.1.1.

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Horn substitute part for trumpet 3 is included.

Monteverdi, C./Marlatt-Beatus Vir (ENP-BC2654) 4.2.2.1.1.

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. Here is another work dedicated to The German Brass. E flat parts are included for trumpet 1 & 2.  It was originally written for SSATTB and organ. This arrangement can be performed with or without choir.

Monteverdi/ Marlatt-Deus in Adjutorium from Vespers of the Blessed Virgin (ENP-BC961) 5.4.5.0.2.

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Rating: Easy-Medium. An ideal large brass work for high school students (perhaps a brass section feature for a concert). Not requiring much rehearsal time this piece is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Schmelzer, J./Marlatt-Sonata (ENP-BC2653) 4.2.3.0.1.

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Rating: Medium-Difficult.  This Sonata features the trumpets and the trombones with the horns and tuba representing the organ. 2 piccolo are used to float their sound above the foundation set by the remainder of the ensemble.  Trumpets 1 & 2 in C are also supplied with A Piccolo parts. Another piece dedicated to The German Brass.

Schutz/Joblin-Psalm 84 - How Amiable Are Thy Dwellings (ENP-BC9821)

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Rating: Medium. Arranged for a brass choir consisting of 3 trumpets and 5 trombones (with alternate parts for horn also provided), this work is approachable by a high school level ensemble. This arrangement has been set in a two choirs with antiphonal writing split between the two groups. All parts are interesting and it would make a great piece on a concert or recital.

Sheppard/Silver-This Is My Father's World (CBS-101) 4.2.1.1.1.

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Spiritual/Mitzelfelt-Silver-Were You There? (CBS-103) 4.1.2.0.1.

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Trad./Calvert-Huron Indian Carol (ENP-BC2657) 3.4.3.1.1.

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Rating: Medium. The Huron Indian Carol is generally considered the first Canadian Christmas carol. This hauntingly beautiful piece set for a brass ensemble is not too difficult but very effective on a holiday concert.

Trad./Marlatt-I Saw Three Ships (ENP-BC2762) 4.2.2.1.1. Perc.

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Rating: Medium. In this lively Irish Christmas carol the melody is found throughout the ensemble including the tuba and cup mutes are used in the trumpets to create a new texture.