Carol Of The Bells – Arrangement – Trombone quartet or Saxophone quartet – Moderate – $10
The classic Christmas carol.
Chaconne – Original composition – Woodwind quintet plus string bass – Difficult – $20
My modern take on this very classic musical form, originally meant as accompaniment for a speech. But I think it stands well on its own.
Christmas Time Is Here – Arrangement – Trombone quartet or Saxophone quartet – Easy – $10
The classic tune by Vince Guaraldi.
Greensleeves – Arrangement – Trombone quartet or Saxophone quartet – Moderate – $10
The classic Christmas carol.
Grinch/Grandma – Arrangement – Trombone quartet or Saxophone quartet – Moderate – $10
A medley with a short bass trombone feature for Grinch followed by short rendition of Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer.
O Holy Night – Arrangement – Trombone quartet – Easy – $10
A very straight-forward arrangement of the classic Adolph Adam tune.
Passacaglia And Fugue for Brass Quintet – Arrangement – Difficult – $60
My own take on this fabulous and famous work by J.S. Bach. Originally set in C minor, here I transposed it to G minor, to fit in the natural playing range of a typical brass quintet better. Regular B-flat trumpets and a regular B-flat or C tuba is all that is needed, and as a full performance can be over 12 minutes (depending on tempos) setting this in a lower range greatly helps endurance. I also was much more specific about the phrasing and articulation than other versions I’ve seen.
Note that as this is both a passacaglia and a fugue, either half can be performed in isolation if needed. The fugue starts in the F horn note of the hold before letter U as the first note of the main subject.
Clara Schuman’s Prelude In B-Flat Major – Arrangement – Brass quintet – Moderately difficult – $20
A beautiful prelude by one of the 19th century’s most prominent female composers and performers.
Study in B-Flat – Original composition – Trombone quartet – Extremely difficult – $40
A microtonal composition specifically scored as Alto-Tenor 1-Tenor 2-Bass. This piece has a high degree of pitch-adjustment, based on using 11-limit just intonation, and notated in Mixed Sagittal. Score and parts includes instructions on reading the notation. The alto part could be performed on tenor, but I recommend it on alto, and to have Tenor 1 be a small bore tenor trombone and Tenor 2 be a large bore, to maximize the timbral variety in a performance.
Sun Gift – Original composition – Cello trio – Easy – $20
A very pretty minimalist composition. Performance tempo is very flexible, but approximately 6 minutes long. This is technically microtonal, but the degree of unusual pitch-adjusting is very minimal. I have a computer-rendered performance here.
Sweet Love – Arrangement – Trombone quartet or Saxophone quartet – Moderately difficult – $20
The classic tune by Anita Baker. Mostly variations on the main theme, but includes toward the end a vamp with improvisation in 2nd trombone.
The Christmas Song – Arrangement – Trombone quartet or Saxophone quartet – Moderately difficult – $20
The classic tune by Mel Torme and Robert Wells.
Two Chorales For Brass Quintet – Arrangement – Easy – $10
This is a very simple arrangement of Low In The Grave He Lay and Christ The Lord Is Risen, Today, Sons; suitable for background music church services.