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The Lone Ar-ranger! (Brass Quintet)

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Classical music
Brass quintet

I have recently removed the Wind Band and Brass Band arrangements of The Lone Ar-ranger!, as these are now published by companies in the UK and in Switzerland.
Earlier this year, Robert Hofer, of the Austrian Brass Quintet, asked if he could make an arrangement of the work for his quintet, which I was delighted for him to do, and I understand it now regularly features in some of their concerts.
The picture shows the Austrian Brass Quintet.
Brian Anderson, who lives in Illinois, USA, recently emailed me to ask whether he could transpose the French Horn part for trombone, as his Quintet uses two trombones. He has kindly sent me the tranposed part, which he calls Trombino, since his second trombone player specialises in high ’French Horn’ parts, and it’s now included in the set of parts, marked as such! There’s also a part available for Soprano Cornet (in Eb), in lieu of Trumpet 1, one for Tenor Horn instead of French Horn, and a treble clef version of the Trombone.
Following a number of requests worldwide, I have now uploaded a special non-playing score, which lists, and identifies all the tune fragments used in The Lone Ar-ranger!
Click here for further information.

N.B. In the present economic climate, a good number of smaller ensembles understandably buy just the set of parts as, in reality, these alone are all that is needed in performance. Equally, a similar number buy both the parts and the full score. To compensate for this, I intend to reduce the cost of the full score by $4, and increase the price of the lead part by $3, a differential that wasn’t available to sellers at the former SibeliusMusic.com.

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