String Quartet in F for brass - brass quintet

Year of composition
Difficult (Grades 7+)
7 minutes
Classical music
Brass quintet
Instrumental parts
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This is a brass quintet arrangement of Ravel’s String Quartet in F, 1st movement (Allegro Moderato). Having studied this work in depth in its original orchestration, I was drawn to the possibility of reworking it for brass - and I think it works very well indeed. Whilst technically challenging for all five players, it is rewarding when worked up to a good standard, demanding techniques such as double tonguing, flutter tonguing, multiphonics, glissandi etc.

I have performed this arrangement with a brass quintet with great success.

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