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Brass Quintet

2 trumpets, horn in F, trombone and tuba

6 minutes

Premiered by Lyn Schoch and Casey Tamanaha, trumpets, Craig Hubbard, horn, Joseph Peterson, trombone, and Lee Jarzembak, tuba. Paul Hall, The Juilliard School, NYC.

Additional performance at the Interlochen Arts Camp. Summer 2012.

Program notes:

This piece is energetic and very rhythmic. The work begins with a short rhythmic figure that becomes pervasive as other melodies and motives are layered on top of it. A second section provides some lyrical reprieve, but the rhythmic undercurrents are never too far out of sight. The middle portion of the work presents the most activity and leads to a varied recapitulation of the opening material in a different meter. The rousing coda makes use of some brass power and pyrotechnics, bringing this quirky work to an exciting conclusion.

Lyn Schoch,

Casey Tamanaha, trumpets,

Craig Hubbard, horn,

Joseph Peterson, trombone

Lee Jarzembak, tuba