Description

Frederick Loewe – On The Street Where You Live

Richard Rodgers – Blue Moon       

Karl Suessdorf – Moonlight in Vermont

Harold Arlen – It’s Only A Paper Moon

Vincent Youmans – Tea for Two 

This first volume of arrangements for brass quintet features five classic songs from the Great American Songbook. In penning these arrangements, I have tried to ensure that all five instruments have their ‘moments in the sun’: if not always in each song then certainly throughout the volume itself, which contains a variety of styles and tempi. Thus, Frederick Loewe’s up-tempo opener, On The Street Where You Live, and Vincent Youman’s hit Latin dance, Tea for Two, bookend medium swing numbers by Richard Rodgers and Harold Arlen, which themselves nestle alongside Karl Suessdorf’s poignant ballad, Moonlight in Vermont. 

The arrangements are very much designed for public performance: whether as amusing novelties/encores within a concert dominated by more serious music, or perhaps as background music for an event. I hope that brass players of all standards enjoy these arrangements, which demonstrate the sheer beauty of melodic and harmonic invention within the genre.

Felix Rigg

Parts included:

  • Score
  • Trumpet 1 in B-flat
  • Trumpet 2 in B-flat
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone
  • Tuba