Sonatina in E-Flat Major for Brass Quintet

For: Brass quintet
page one of Sonatina in E-Flat Major for Brass Quintet

Buy this score now

Sonatina in E-Flat Major for Brass Quintet


(+ VAT when applicable)
PDF icon

Instant download

You are purchasing high quality sheet music PDF files suitable for printing or viewing on digital devices.
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Modern classical music
License details
For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

Note: This score is at sounding pitch.

Commentary by Left Brain and Right Brain. LB: "To mark their 50th anniversary on 13 December 2001, classical radio station WFMT-FM 98.7 in Chicago invited music students to submit a composition for Brass Quintet of exactly 50 measures in length." RB: "Whoa there, pardner! You composed this here Sonatina for that there contest, even though your non-student status disqualifies you? What are you, goofy?" LB: "Perhaps. More likely, the challenge of strict restrictions proved more exciting and intriguing than unlimited freedom." RB: "You are posilutely right. A substantial work squeezed into exactly 50 measures was a challenge that was truly inspirational." LB: "My original version was a sonatina semplice alla Muzio Clementi, or possibly alla Carl Czerny. Then 2 weeks later the muse beckoned anew, and transformed it into a sonatina brevis quasi Ferruccio Busoni." RB: "This baby is loaded with features. This itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny sonatina has 2 brief themes based on the Morse code for 'WFMT' and '98.7'. Kinda cool eh? 20-20 hindsight shows that it's almost a palidrome too. The 20-measure fugato development is flanked by 15-measure exposition and recapitulation sections. 50 bars are a lotta soap, and it all comes out squeaky clean." LB: "The number 5 figures prominently throughout this sonatina. A quintet has 5 instruments, the meter is 5/4, the central fugato has 5 phrases, and the score occupies 5 printed pages. All to commemorate 5 decades of fine WFMT radio broadcasts in Chicago. Vive la musique."

[[|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]]

To purchase this score, please add it to your cart above. To purchase music not currently available on Score Exchange or for extended license requests, please contact the publisher directly.

Reviews of Sonatina in E-Flat Major for Brass Quintet

Sorry, there's no reviews of this score yet. Please .