Overture for Brass Quintet
About this work:
Overture for Brass Quintet was written in 1990, and for fifteen years it sat in my closet without a premiere. There were aspects of this work I was unhappy with, but after all that time, I finally decided to revise it so I could hear a live performance. Some composers consider it tretcherous to revise a work after so much time. This is understandable: afterall, you are basically a different composer, older and more experienced and have hopefully been exposed to a world of influences. However, I view this this particular revision process as a positive experience and it was quite fun. I corrected problems that I probably would not have noticed when I first wrote it and I made it tighter and more unified. After cleaning house, what I finally have is an exciting, highly rhythmic, virtuostic tour de force for brass quintet.
Year composed: 1990
Ensemble type: Chamber or Jazz Ensemble, Without Voice:Brass Quintet
Instrumentation: 1 Horn in F, 2 Trumpet, 1 Trombone, 1 Bass Trombone
Instrumentation notes: The Bass Trombone part may be played by a Tubist.