Bonum Est- Brass Quartet w/Organ (Trumpet 1, 2 Trombone 1, 2 and Organ)

Bonum Est- Brass Quartet w/Organ (Trumpet 1, 2 Trombone 1, 2 and Organ)
Composer- Gilchrist/ trans.Chidester
Length- 3:57
Difficulty- MD
Range- ME
Endurance- MD
Finger technique- M
Counting ability- M
Ensemble difficulty- M

The title Bonum Est means “It is good” in Latin and make no mistake, it is, very good.

Seldom do we find new “old” material worth spending time transcribing but in this case it was well worth the time and energy. The material for brass groups from the Romantic period has been semi neglected for most of the works do not fit brass very well. We soon become tired of doing the Ewald Quintet and have a desire to play something different. After transcribing this number, I think you will need to perform it for it has all of the charm of the Ewald and several new wrinkles that would suite most everyone’s taste.

The original had to be lowered a second in order to make the key easier for all players but other than that, I have sustained the original which was written for four voices.

The combination of the Organ and brass is a natural and I strongly suggest that you order this fine work for it needs to be performed and enjoyed by all.

If it sounds as if I am excited to have this in our library, you are correct and I hope we can perform it as soon as possible; perhaps Easter.

Listen to sample- Bonum Est

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