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Double Brass Quintets
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Bennett/Marlatt-Trumpet Voluntary (ENP-DBQ989)

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. Originally a popular organ solo, this voluntary is a great addition to the repertoire. There is a short chorale prelude played by the ensemble without the solo trumpet, then the soloist enters playing the very tuneful and grand voluntary. The work can be performed without the prelude or the prelude can be played as a piece by itself. The solo part is playable by a good high school player. This piece is also available as a trumpet feature in a brass quintet and as an arrangement for solo trumpet and organ.

Boellman, L./Marlatt-Priere a Notre-Dame (ENP-DBQ9914) 4.2.1.1.2.

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Rating: Medium. This beautiful slow movement from a work for solo organ is a great feature for the horns in a double quintet. The melody flows throughout the ensemble and is an ideal work to show off the lyrical and musical side of the ensemble.  The haunting melody will captivate audiences with its simplicity and elegance.

Campra, A./Ramm-Rigaudon (AW-Aa23DBQ) 4.2.3.0.1

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Includes Optional Timpani and Organ part.

Dvorak/Marlatt-Largo from Symphony "New World" (ENP-DBQ9911) 4.2.2.0.2.

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Rating: Easy-Medium. The principal theme from the second movement is equal in fame and popularity to Pachelbel's Canon and Albinoni's Adagio. This incredibly simple and beautiful theme can now be performed by a high school level ensemble.  The horn and flugelhorn share in the principal theme and the first trumpet and trombone have a great duet passage in the middle section.

Elgar, E./Marlatt-Enigma Variation #9 (ENP-DBQ9918) 4.2.1.1.2.

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Rating: Medium - Difficult. Featured solos by euphonium, horn, cornet and 1st trumpet make this work interesting for all the performers. Elgar's haunting melody flows through the ensemble finally reaching the climax at the very end. This is a great piece to show off the ensemble's musicality, blend and balance. Trumpet 1 part is supplied in B-flat and E-flat.

Gabrieli, G./Ramm-Canzon "sol sol la do ti ti do mi" (AW-Aa19DBQ) 4.2.2.1.1.

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Gabrieli, G/Ramm-Septimi Toni (AW-Aa20DBQ) 4.2.3.0.1

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Handel G.F./Marlatt-Music For The Royal Fireworks (ENP-DBQ9910) 4.2.2.0.2

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Rating: Difficult. This monumental work is a true classic from the Baroque repertoire. The key has been altered (D to B-flat) so no piccolo trumpets are necessary. Melody lines are passed throughout the ensemble and all parts are technically challenging but reasonable to put together in a few rehearsals. Trumpet 1 is also supplied for E-flat trumpet.  Trumpet 4 is scored for a flugel horn and a timpani part is supplied. This arrangement can be performed with only one tuba.

Handel, G./Ramm-Suite from the Water Music (AW-Aa97DBQ) 4.2.3.0.1

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The following movements are included: Hornpipe (1), Air, Bourree & Hornpipe (2), Lentement & Hornpipe (3).

Handel, G.F./Marlatt-Awake The Trumpets Lofty Sound from Samson (ENP-DBQ2122)

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. This would make a terrific opener on a concert. The four trumpets are supported by the remainder of the ensemble in this classic piece. This is Handel's trumpet writing at its best.

Handel, G.F./Marlatt-Hallelujah, Amen from "Judas Maccabaeus" (ENP-DBQ977) 4.2.2.0.2

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. This glorious oratorio by Handel transcribes very well for double brass quintet. Brilliant fanfare figures in the trumpets and the powerful choral parts given to the horns and trombones make this piece a newly discovered brass master work. The range and technical demands are reasonable for all players. Trumpet 1 parts are supplied in B-flat and E-flat.

Monteverdi, C./Marlatt-Ave Maris Stella from Vespers of The Blessed Virgin (ENP-DBQ975) 4.2.2.0.2

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Rating: Easy-Medium. Ave Maris Stella is a hymn from Monteverdi's Vespers of the Blessed Virgin. The work is split into three sections interjected with ritornelo passages. The solo sections provide opportunities for certain combinations of instruments to be featured. This piece, scored for two brass quintets, is to be performed antiphonally and this spacing produces an interesting effect for the players and the audience.

Pachelbel, J./Ramm-Fugue (AW-Aa59DBQ) 4.2.3.0.1

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Pezel & Brade/Ramm-3 Processionals (AW-Aa57DBQ) 4.2.3.0.1

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Almand, Grand Intrada & Intrade

Praetorius/Treybig-In Dulci Jubilo (ENP-DBQ2730)

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. The setting of In dulci jubilo from which the present edition was arranged is in two parts.  The opening of the piece is an arrangement of the 14th Century chorale and is the most familiar form of the tune. The lengthy contrapuntal treatment of the tune that follows is arranged from Michael Praetorius' setting.  Ornamentation in the style of the period has been added by the arranger, and can easily be altered and built upon in performance at the discretion of the performers.

Rinsky Korsakov, N./Ramm-Procession of the Nobles (AW-Aa96DBQ) 4.2.3.0.1

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Smallman-Air from Baroquial Suite (ENP-DBQ9919)

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. The Air is a lovely slow movement that came from Baroquial Suite, a suite in the Baroque style for brass guintet. Reminiscent of the famous Air from J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite #3 in D, Mr. Smallman's Air explores more chromatic harmonies while still maintaining a Baroque "feel".

Stanley, J./Ramm-Trumpet Tune (AW-Aa24DBQ) 4.2.3.0.1

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Susato, T./Ramm-Grande Pavane (AW-Aa25DBQ) 4.2.3.0.1

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Vivaldi/Marlatt-Concerto for Two Trumpets (ENP-DBQ976) 4.2.2.0.2

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Rating: Medium. One of the most popular pieces for 2 trumpets can now be played within a brass ensemble setting. The solo trumpet parts are unaltered and the orchestral parts are performed by the remainder of the ensemble. This Concerto is a perfect piece to feature the 2 lead trumpets in a brass ensemble. This arrangement is in B-flat concert.