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Joseph Horovitz: Music Hall Suite: Brass Ensemble

Set of Parts | Brass Ensemble
Composer Joseph Horovitz
Publisher Novello and Co Ltd.
Instrumentation Brass Quintet
Joseph Horovitz. Suite of five pieces for brass quintet: two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba. Set of parts.

This work was composed in 1964 at the request of the well known American tuba player Roger Bobo. It was soon taken into the repertoire of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, who gave the first BBC broadcast. The first recording was on Pye records, by the Hallé Brass Ensemble. Since then it has become a regular repertoire piece and recorded as well as broadcast all over the world.

The Suite consists of five movements, all illustrating aspects of the Burlesque Theatre, Music Hall, circus and cabaret, so popular at the end of the 19th century and into the 20th. The titles of the short movements are: Soubrette Song, Trick Cyclists, Adagio Team, Soft Shoe Shuffle and Les Girls.

The five orchestral brass instruments (two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba) are exploited in a chamber music manner, but the cumulative effect has a theatrical quality in keeping with the title.

Subtitle For Brass Quintet
Product Format Parts
Product Type Sheet Music
Store Sheet Music & Songbooks
ISBN 9780853606628
Edition Number NOV090082-01
Catalog No. MUSNOV090082-01
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