Sunday, April 24, 2016

Brass Quintet Minus One

While not as common as the brass quintet, the brass quartet has a few pieces of repertoire that works pretty well for the instrumentation.  It is essentially a brass quintet without the second trumpet.  

This piece is a work called Solarium and it is scored for brass quartet and piano.  It is an exciting piece of new music with the performance taking place at a collaborative piano recital at Arizona State University (ASU) in 2010.  There is a lot of emphasis on the piano in this piece, with the quartet acting as more of an accompaniment than a solo group.  The performance itself is quite good and the recording quality is not bad either.  It would definitely be a fun piece of music to add to a recital assuming you have the skilled performers necessary to pull this work off, as it seems quite challenging.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting piece, especially since we were just discussing the use of piano with quintet the other day in class.