Early Autumn for Brass Quintet

Instrumentation- Brass Quintet
Composer- Ralph Burns/trans.Chidester
Length- 2:11
Difficulty- M
Range – M
Endurance- 3
Finger technique- 2
Counting ability- 2
Ensemble difficulty- 3

I used the original sax voicing from the Wood Herman recording and worked it into a quintet version. Because of the close harmony, the players must look closely at the accidentals at all times. It never really settles into any key signature. The horn and trombone are a little high but a good high school player should be able to do play it. This is my all time favorite song and I was very happy with the arrangement. Intonation is critical to make the close harmonies work. The first trumpet is featured and the part is easy.

Listen to the sample Early Autumn
View first page of score Early Autumn Score

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