- for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba
- 24' 00"
III. Adagio sostenuto
IV. Allegro moderato cantabile
Young’s Brass Quintet No. 1 was composed in 1980 to a commission from the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the New Zealand Brass Quintet. It was first performed (with Young himself playing tuba) in Wanganui and Wellington as part of the first half of an NZSO programme which included Stravinsky’s Petrouchka. The following year the work was recorded by the Quintet for the Kiwi Pacific label, along with John Ritchie’s Partita and Douglas Lilburn’s Quartet for Brass.
In writing this Quintet, Young wanted to composed a more substantial work than was common in the brass quintet repertoire of the time; consequently, it has an almost symphonic breadth.
- Commissioned by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
|07 Oct 1991||
Performed by Victoria Brass (students at Victoria University Wellington) at St Andrew’s Church, Blenheim
|09 Oct 1991||
Performed by Victoria Brass (students at Victoria University Wellington) at St Andrew’s Church, Motueka
|10 Oct 1991||
Performed by Victoria Brass (students at Victoria University Wellington) at the Nelson School of Music
|05 Jun 2006||
Performed by the Brass Quintet of the Central Band of the Royal NZ Air Force, Museum of City and Sea, Wellington, 5 June 2006
|29 Oct 2010||
Performed by the University of Auckland Brass Quintet at the Music Theatre, School of Music, Auckland University