Quintet for Brass Instruments is a chamber piece in five movements. Each movement highlights a particular instrument of the brass quintet. The first movement highlights the first trumpet in a very fanfare-like manner. The second movement has a more cantabile feeling featuring the horn. The middle movement creates a misterioso atmosphere with a trombone solo. In the fourth movement, a contemporary blues bass line is played by the tuba. The fifth movement presents fugal entrances in a multi metric contrapuntal texture above which a cantabile solo by the second trumpet is heard. The piece closes with a fugue and coda which serve as a summation of previous material in counterpoint.
1-Apr-77 by Cuivre Brass Quintet