Margaret Barstow's short fanfare for brass quintet with humorous verses about concert etiquette spoken by the musicians. A different way to start a program that avoids the usual P.A. announcement. A transcription of the wildly successful version for woodwind quintet. Brass players, don't let the woodwinds have all the fun.
Eight movements based upon delightful songs and singing games from Québec. Written for the Foothills Brass of Calgary at the Sandpoint Festival in 1988. Recorded by them on compact disc for Black Bear Records (BBR 6001T) [25.00]
The score and parts in this edition have been completely re-set using excellent computer-based notation for the standard brass quintet of 2 trumpets in B-flat, horn in F, trombone and tuba. Optionally, the trumpets may double on cornets in the fourth movement and one may double on flugelhorn in the second movement.