Brass Quintet in C Minor: I. Allegro moderato

Composer
Year of composition
2001
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
7 minutes
Genre
Modern classical music
Instrumentation
Brass quintet
Instrumental parts
Not available

Note: Parts available upon request.

Commentary by Left Brain and Right Brain. LB: "The 4 movements are in C Minor, A Major, A Minor and C Major respectively. C Major and A Minor have identical key signatures, whereas C Minor and A Major are distantly related. This 1st movement is a Sonata Allegro: brief Introduction, Exposition, fugato Development, Recapitulation and Coda." RB: "All right, Weisenheimer, I have a few tricks up my sleeve too. Theme I and Theme II have 4-phrase structures: AABA. Behold, their 3rd phrase is the same Chorale, which evolves into a quasi-theme. And that's not all, folks! Theme II glides through 3 or 4 tonalities; lyrical, yet it hogs all the keys. The fugato development in F-Sharp Minor chops up parts of the Introduction, Theme I, Theme II and the Chorale. Pretty snazzy eh?" LB: "Technical structures are generally my concern." RB: "Good thing I kept an eye on practical details. The 1st draft of this movement almost killed the tuba player. We could have renamed it Totentanz f�r Ba�tuba. The tuba is a huge instrument with an enormous need of air, so I inserted far more rests for everybody to breathe. Otherwise we'd need a hybrid bagpipe-tuba for extremely long breaths."

[[http://www.SibeliusMusic.com/cgi-bin/showscore.pl?scoreid=23984|See also: Brass Quintet in C Minor (complete):
I. Allegro moderato * II. Scherzo: Allegro * III. Romanze: Andante * IV. Finale: Allegro molto
Encore: Cort�ge in A Minor for Brass Quintet]]

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