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    Joaz Brass 5tet Chorale GPO/JABB

    Here is the 2nd Movt of the Snorlax inspired Brass Quintet.

    This one is probably not for the stylistically pure of heart, as it combines Baroque brass writing, Bill Evans harmonies, and a Northern English Brass Band playing hymns. At the climax of this movement you can hear the sound of foghorns across the River Mersey, which is a sound I remember from my youth.

    This movt develops material found in the opening allegro.

    When I met Snorlax, to talk about the piece, he mentioned that both Trumpet players double on Flugelgorn, so the line up for this movement is;
    2 Flugel horns. (JABB)
    Euphonium.(Rendered using the JABB tuba)
    Trombone. (GPO)
    Tuba. (GPO)

    Chorale.mp3

    Score.pdf (Still early days on the score,but you can get the general idea)

    And for completists.

    Brass 5tet 1st movt.mp3
    1st Movt Score.pdf

    regards Joe

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    Re: Joaz Brass 5tet Chorale GPO/JABB

    A positively luscious chorale, Joe, honeyed with delectations.

    When I read your introductory remarks, I must say I was rather
    expecting a Friday's fish soup of a piece... but to the contrary,
    you've succeeded eloquently in producing a perfect blend of the
    elements you cite that, in the end, sounds to me like no one
    other than... Joe Cavanagh.

    Bravo, my friend!

    I look forward to the completion of this quintet, and to hearing
    it in the proper context of its entirety.

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

    The score's an education. I had no idea brass
    players could count. (Just kidding, Snorlax.)


    .

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    Re: Joaz Brass 5tet Chorale GPO/JABB

    Joaz, this is marvelous music to me, very touching mood and harmonies. I don't care too much for style as long as there's sincere music as in your case. My admiration

    Roberto

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    Re: Joaz Brass 5tet Chorale GPO/JABB

    Joe,

    that's masterful writing. Really nice...!!

    Barrie

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    Re: Joaz Brass 5tet Chorale GPO/JABB

    Smooth, Joe....

    SMOOTH!

    Now, when it's all done, we have to convince Snorlax to post a recording of the performance

    (in 10 years after they learn it )

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    Re: Joaz Brass 5tet Chorale GPO/JABB

    Quote Originally Posted by etLux
    A positively luscious chorale, Joe,

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com

    The score's an education. I had no idea brass
    players could count. (Just kidding, Snorlax.)

    .
    I have always been a sucker for the Brass Chorale.It has such a tug-on-the-heartstrings sound.

    You would be amazed what Brass Players are capable of. After you have shaved off the body hair and taught them to walk upright, you could hardly guess their true origins.

    Thanks for the listen David. One more movement to go.

    regards Joe

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    Re: Joaz Brass 5tet Chorale GPO/JABB

    Quote Originally Posted by oldbob
    I don't care too much for style as long as there's sincere music as in your case.
    Roberto
    Thanks Roberto.
    Sincerity is one of the most important qualities in music to me.

    Regards Joe

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    Re: Joaz Brass 5tet Chorale GPO/JABB

    Quote Originally Posted by BarrieB
    Joe,

    that's masterful writing. Really nice...!!

    Barrie
    Nice One Barrie.

    I absolutely adore your avatar. I like the straight line for the mouth....Neither smiling nor frowning. Just concentrating............Cool

    regards Joe

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    Re: Joaz Brass 5tet Chorale GPO/JABB

    Quote Originally Posted by giwro_jon
    Now, when it's all done, we have to convince Snorlax to post a recording of the performance

    (in 10 years after they learn it )
    I hope it wont prove too difficult to play.
    I have never yet written anything unplayable, in fact, in the past, I have fretted over parts wondering if it would prove too troublesome, only to find players sight reading them rather easily.

    The real problem with all ensemble music from string trio to full orchestral stuff is rehearsal time.

    Especially with contemporary music. Rehearsal time is often devoted to getting the notes in the right place, rather than capturing the heart and soul of a piece. I totally understand the constraints involved, but this can militate against a new work getting a scintillating premiere.

    Still....... not to worry.......... in Snorlax we trust...........

    regards Joe

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    Re: Joaz Brass 5tet Chorale GPO/JABB

    Fast and good. Honestly, I don't know how you do it. Wasn't it just a few weeks back that you posted the first movement? And now this! Well done!

    I like the fugato - it's a nice nod to tradition, especially in the midst of a kind of late-night-smoky-romantic-yet-alone movement (reading too much into it, right?). Very stylish and expressive. I'm no brass player, but it sounds playable; or rather it sounds like brass music - you have the idiom mastered.

    Looking forward to movement 3. When can we expect it? 20 minutes or so?


    Ron

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