Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone- Brass Quintet

Instrumentation- Brass Quintet
Composer- Sam H. Stept / arr.Chidester
Length- 2:40
Difficulty- MD
Range – MD
Endurance- MD
Finger technique- M
Counting ability- M
Ensemble difficulty- MD

I noticed this week that I had not added to the Brass Quintet section for some time, so here it is. I called this the “Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone Fantasy” because I tried to hint throughout the piece the melody without being too obvious. It isn’t until the end that I finally play the melody. Each part is doable and when the range gets a little high for a younger player, I have the notes included an octave lower. I would consider this an excellent recital or contest piece although some judges may thumb their nose at such a “commercial” number.

Listen to sample- Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone- Brass Quintet

View First Page of score- Please Don’t Talk About Me- Brass Quintet First page of score

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