Monday, April 28, 2014

Brass Choir Repertoire

Today we discussed repertoire that might be appropriate for a collegiate brass choir. As I mentioned, there are often several challenges to forming a brass choir; repertoire, scheduling, and instrumentation to name a few. Below is a list of suggested original works for brass choir you might consider. There are many excellent arrangements of works by Wagner, Strauss, Rimsky-Korsakov, et. al, but I focussed on original works. 

Fisher Tull - The Binding, Commendation, Liturgical Symphony, Quodlibet, Soundings, Variations on an Advent Hymn

Alfred Reed - Symphony for Brass and Percussion, Othello; Symphonic Portrait for Brass Ensemble

Aaron Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man, Ceremonial Fanfare

Karel Husa - Divertemento

Walingford Riegger - Music for Brass Choir, Op.45 (1949, Nonet for Brass (1951)

Guther Schuller - Symphony for Brass and Percussion (1950)

Raymond Premru

Joseph Turrin

Hovhaness - Link to List of Wind and Brass Music

Eric EwazenSymphony in Brass, A Western Fanfare, Grand Canyon Sinfonia, Front Range Fanfare

David Felder - Incendio, Shredder

Editions BIM - Music for Brass Ensemble (including works by Howarth, Koetsier, Plog and Sampson)

We also listened to parts of my YouTube playlist "Brass Choir Music". I have embedded the whole playlist here:

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