Our Staff Picks
Suite from John Dowland's Lachrimae, or Seven Teares (published 1604 in London) for 7 parts brass instruments. The pieces included in this suite are as follows; 1. Mistresse Nichols Almand (No.20) 2. M. George Whitehead his Almand (No.21) 3. Lachrimae Antiquae (No.1) 4. The Earle of Essex Galiard (No.12) 5. The King of Denmarks Galiard (No.11)
St. Matthew Passion contains 12 choral for four voice choir. Here, those are converted to 4 brass instruments (2 Trumpets and 2 Trombones). Those will be useful to practice harmony for four players. It also suites to play with 1 flugelhorn and 3 trombones (alto, tenor and bass). Score only and no part music is included.
4 pieces from John Adson's Courtly Masuquing Ayres published 1621 in London. Those pieces were originally written for 2 cornetts and 3 sackbuts.
This 6 sonatas for brass quintet are included in "Kriegsgeschichten"(War Story) composed by Georg Daniel Speer and published in 1688. Orginally, 3 sonatas (No.25, 29, 30) were written for 2 cornett (zink) and 3 trombone, and 3 sonatas (No.26, 27, 28) were written for 2 clarino (trumpet) and 3 trombone. All the keys are changed one note lower in this arrangement in order to accommodate modern B flat trumpet. Dynamics and articulations were not indicated according to the custom at that period, so all the dynamics and articulations are editor's suggestion.
Famous Light Cavalry (Leichte Kavallerie) Overture arranged for ten-part brass. Parts for 1-3 trumpets in Bb and C are included.
Arranged Saint-Saens' late masterpiece into brass quartet.
Famous William Tell (Guillaume Tell) Overture arranged for ten-part brass. Parts for first trumpet in C, D and E are included.