Brass Quartet - Quartet No 1.

Composer
Arranger
Parts
Full details...
page one of Brass Quartet - Quartet No 1.

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:

seView

seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.

Scorch

Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

Static preview

The static preview shows a basic image of the first page.

Interactive preview

The interactive preview also shows a preview of the first page, but it's a bit slower to load. The preview is displayed using the Sibelius Cloud Publishing technology from Avid. With most scores, this technology will provide a higher quality preview, as well as being able to switch to full screen mode and also play the displayed music to you.

Printing after purchase

After you have purchased this item the Cloud Publishing technology is utilised to provide the printing mechanism for the music. As such, we recommend checking that the Interactive Preview displays correctly on your device before committing to a purchase.

Full details

This is the expanded version of my quartet, which now has 3 movements. The original single movement is titled Fugato and it is followed by Barcarolle and La Danza. The individual movement titles should give a clue as to what was in my mind when I wrote each section.

1. Fugato This movement is a study in writing contrapuntal music for brass and is inspired, in part, by the church music of Byrd and his contemporaries and by the instrumental music of the Gabrielis. The opening theme is passed around and treated as a 4-part fugue with some limited development and with contrasting sections to give some textural variety, though all the material is based on the opening motif.

2. Barcarolle This movement is designed as a rest from the frenetic activity at the end of the fugato. It is entirely dependant on the rocking motion of the opening, which should sustain the rhythmic pulse, gently, all the way through. The individual parts require very good breath control and a good ear for intonation. The final section of this movement is a kind of codetta, lightening the overall sadness of the music, and in preparation for the much jollier 3rd movement.

3. La Danza This final movement is full of life and should be rhythmically driven throughout. The tuba needs to keep the music driving forward, so needs to use the lightest of tongue, even in the louder sections. Although the 8/8 rhythm patterns stay constant, the players will have to avoid any feeling of ’back foot’. Each instance of the main theme needs to brought out of the texture clearly. The distant key sections will test most people’s reading, I think. I hope ensembles will enjoy this music.


Score ID
66151
Composer
Year of composition
2011
Arranger
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
8 minutes
Instrumentation
Brass quartet
Genre
Modern classical music
Related scores
Brass Quartet - A Foregone Conclusion, Brass Quartet - Hans Leo Hassler - Kyrie and Sanctus from Missa Secunda, Brass Quartet - Ach, Lieb, Hier Ist Das Herze., Brass Sextet - Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Movement 1., Brass Sextet - Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Movement 4, Brass Quartet - Five 2-part Inventions - BWV 772, 773, 774, 775 and 778, Brass Quintet - Monteverdi Madrigals Book 2 - 08. Tutte Le Bocche Belle, Brass Quintet - Monteverdi Madrigals Book 2 - 06. Intorno a due vermiglie, Brass Quintet - Monteverdi Madrigals Book 2 - 04. Dolcissimi Legami, Horn Quartet - Horn Piece, Brass Quintet - Monteverdi Madrigals Book 2 - 03. Bevea Fillide mia, Brass Quintet - Monteverdi Madrigals Book 2 - 15. La Bocca Onde, Brass Quintet - Monteverdi Madrigals Book 2 - 01. Non Si Levava Ancor, Brass Quintet - Monteverdi Madrigals Book 1 - 21. Arsi e alsi, Brass Quintet - Monteverdi Madrigals Book 1 - 19. Ardo si ma non t'amo, Brass Quintet - Monteverdi Madrigals Book 1 - 18. Donna s'io miro voi, Brass Choir - Amor - Lamento della Ninfa, Brass Choir - Magnificat a8 (Gastoldi), Brass Trio - The 201, Brass Trio - Les Baricades Misterieuses, Brass Quartet - 14. Magnificat il Settimo Tono, Brass Quartet - Semper Dowland Suite, Brass Quartet - 13. Magnificat sul Quinto Tono, Brass Quartet - 12. Quia Vidisti Me, Thoma, Brass Quartet - 11. Tu Es Petrus, Brass Quartet - 10. Ego Sum Resurrectio, Brass Quartet - 09. Inter Natos Mulierum, Brass Quartet - 08. Beata Es Virgo Maria, Brass Quartet - 07. Dixit Maria, Brass Quartet - 06. Diligam Te, Domine, Brass Quartet - 05. Domine Deus Meus, Brass Quartet - 04. Beatus Vir, Brass Quartet - 03. Beati Omnes, Brass Quartet - 02. Cantate Domino à4, Rhapsody of the Deep, Brass Choir - Four Gastoldi Madrigals, Brass Octet - Off-Beat Christmas, What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor? - Oh Sinner Man, Brass Quintet - Four 3-Part Inventions BWV 788, BWV 792, BWV 794 and BWV 799, Brass Sextet w. percussion - Three By Three By Three, Brass Sextet - Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op.92, Brass Quintet - All’Elevazione, Brass Trio - Allegretto (Clementi), Brass Band - Rondeau in G, Brass Band - Concert March - O. H. B., Saxophone Quartet - Bass Soonest, String Orchestra - Passacaglia in D Minor, Brass Quintet - In Dulci Jubilo, Brass Quintet - Gigue from Partita No. 6, Brass Quintet - O Mensch, Bewein' Dein' Sünde Groß, Brass Quintet - Lobet Den Herr'n Alle Heiden BWV 230, Brass Choir - Verdi - Bella Figlia Dell'Amore, Brass Quartet - Cantiones Sacrae 1592, Bassoon Quartet - Bass Soonest, Brass Trio - Music For A Mechanical Clock (Beethoven), Mixed Quartet - Intimations, Mixed Ensemble - Minuet in D, Mixed Ensemble - An Orchestral Landmark , Wind Trio - Amicus et Amica (Fl. Ob./Cl. Bssn), Brass Quartet - A Gabrieli Suite, Brass Quartet - French Suite No 3 BWV 814, Brass Quartet - French Suite No 5 BWV 816, Wind Octet - Four Canadian Sketches (8 part flute choir), Duet with Piano - Sonatina for Flute and Clarinet, Solo with Strings - Flute Quintet No 1, Wind Quartet - Serenata, Brass Octet - Magnificat a 8 for two 4-part brass choirs, Brass Sextet - Le Tic-Toc Choc a6, Mixed Duet - Allemande and Gigue, Brass Band - Variations on La Folia, Brass Ensemble - Adagio from the Oboe Concerto and Brass Quartet - O Magnum Mysterium
Licensing

For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

Cover art for Brass Quartet - Quartet No 1.

You might also like...