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True North Brass Quintet Series
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Alastair Kay-True North Blues (ENP-TNB001)2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. True North Blues has become something of a theme song for the ensemble, as its infectious rhythm and improvised trumpet and trombone solos allow a concert to close on a boisterous note. This piece can be found on their Strong And Free CD.

Bach/Irvine-St. Anne's Fugue BWV. 552(b) (ENP-TNB008) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Difficult. This transcription of Bach's legendary organ work provides a tour-de-force outing for any group. Eb trumpet parts incuded for both trumpets. This arrangement can be heard on their True North Brass CD.

Jim McGrath-Three Miniatures (ENP-TNB002) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Difficult. Toronto composer Jim McGrath composed this set of Three Miniatures. Included is a sharply delineated Toccata, an expansive Adagio and a seductive Tempo di Tango. This piece can be heard on their Strong And Free CD

Lavallee/Irvine-O Canada (ENP-TNB009) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. This arrangement can be heard on their Strong And Free CD.

Monti/Kay-Csardas (ENP-TNB004) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Difficult. This is a trombone solo in the same pitch as the original violin solo. As recorded on their True North Brass CD.

Scott Irvine-Morning Song (ENP-TNB005) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. Originally written as Aubade for Trumpet and Organ, this piece has become so popular that the composer adapted it into a quintet setting and renamed the work Morning Song. The piece over the years has been described as having a "delicately transparent" quality and a mood of "wistful nostalgia", and some have even suggested it is a musical depiction of a sunrise on an Ontario lake. This piece was recorded on their True North Brass CD. 

Scott Irvine-Three Fanfares (ENP-TNB003) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. Fanfare for St. Margaret's was written for the neighbourhood church of his childhood. Ceremonial Fanfare provides a rousing opener and The True North brings the recital to a close. These three pieces can be found on their Strong And Free CD.

Trad. Canadian/Kay-The Red River Valley (ENP-TNB006) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. As recorded on their Strong And Free CD.

Trad. Chinese/Irvine-Purple Bamboo Melody (ENP-TNB007) 2.1.1.0.1

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Rating: Medium-Difficult. Traditional Chinese Folk Song. This arrangement can be found on their Strong And Free CD.