Music for brass ensembles
by Mark Zuckerman
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Trumpet ensembles
Time Shares (8'15" ACA)  a mini-concerto for 3 solo trumpets and one or two trumpet quartets. Played at the 2011 ITG Conference in Minneapolis by Tromba Mundi ("outstanding" as reviewed in the ITG daily report), who commissioned it.
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Recollections(5'40" ACA)†for trumpet quintet. Commissioned and recorded by Tromba Mundi.†The title has two connotations. The first is the common language meaning: after the very beginning, everything that happens recalls something that has already happened. The second is a pun, more appropriately spelled "re-collections," since as the piece unfolds, the collections of musical elements ― instrumental couplings as well as melodic fragments and harmonies ― are constantly being redistributed and reinterpreted.
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Horn ensembles
Time Shares (8'15" ACA)  a mini-concerto for 3 solo horns and one horn quartet.
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Time Shares (8'15" ACA)  a mini-concerto for 3 solo horns and two horn quartets.
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Trombone ensembles
Recollections† (5'40" ACA)  for trombone quintet.†The title has two connotations. The first is the common language meaning: after the very beginning, everything that happens recalls something that has already happened. The second is a pun, more appropriately spelled "re-collections," since as the piece unfolds, the collections of musical elements ― instrumental couplings as well as melodic fragments and harmonies ― are constantly being redistributed and reinterpreted.
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Brass quintet
By Way of Introduction (45", Imagine Music)  a brief concert opener where each of the instruments in the quintet is introduced in canonical fashion.
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Festive Fanfare (2', Ludwig Music)  an energetic, rhythmically exciting, stirring fanfare.
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Quintifications (4'15", ACA)  a lively piece with unusual instrumentation (the trumpets are in D and C).
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Stellar Mettle (9', ACA)  commissioned by the Lone Star Brass.
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Mixed ensembles
Fanfare and Variations [2 Bb trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, tuba] (6', ACA)   a lively ensemble piece where every player contributes.
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Fanfare for an Uncommon Time [2 Bb trumpets, 4 horns, trombone, bass trombone/tuba, bass drum] (3', ACA)†navigates unsettling harmonic terrain with a determined motive built on the substance of its surroundings. Its title pays homage to Aaron Coplandís 1942 classic, Fanfare for the Common Man.
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