Thursday, August 26, 2004

Brass Quintet

A Brass Quintet is a group of five brass instruments that plays chamber music.
A normal brass quintet usually consist of two trumpets, a french horn, a trombone and a tuba.
Brass quintet may also consist of any combination of five brass instrumental, for example a brass quintet may consit of four trombones and a tuba, or two french horns, two trumpets and a trombone. But the first I mentioned is the most common. The parts in the brass quitet usuaslly have the first trumpet playing melody, second trumpet playing the harmony/melody, the French horn the harmony/rhythm/melody, trombone the harmony/bass line/rhythm/melody, tuba the baseline. One example of a very good brass quintet is the Canadian Brass.

UPDATE!!!!!! Other Quintets include the American Brass Quintet and The Empire Brass. Brass Quintet repertoire includes anything from the rennaissance, jazz, Bach, Elvis Presly, pop, romantic. This also includes transcriptions of many, many other peices.