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Brass Quintet

for brass quintet

Year:  1992   ·  Duration:  12m
Instrumentation:  2 trumpets in C, horn in, tenor trombone and tuba

Year:  1992
Duration:  12m
Instrumentation  2 trumpets in C, horn in, t...

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Sample Score

Sample: Page 1-2 of each movement

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Ritchie's Brass Quintet is dedicated to his father, John Ritchie, and was composed in 1992 for the Canterbury Quintet. Unfortunately this ensemble folded before the work could be performed, and consequently the composer had not heard the work prior to the recording by the NZ Chamber Brass. Ritchie notes that, at the time of composing the work, he was fascinated by the work of several Minimalist composers, this influence being most apparent in the first two movements.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by The Canterbury Quintet

Dedication note

To Mark Hodgkinson and Anne Harrow

Contents note

1. Inquieto
2. Grave
3. Theme and Variations (or "Down in the Brunner Mine")

Performance history

03 Jun 2009: In Recital

22 Sep 2010: Waikato University Lunchtime Series

Performed by Victor Silverstone (trumpet), Michael Kirgan (trumpet), Austin Hitchcock (horn), Douglas Cross (trombone), and Tom McCaslin (tuba) at Music Theatre of the University of Auckland, Auckland, in 2006

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