Quartet for low brass
for 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone and tuba

Derek Charke
Composer
Derek Charke
Composition Date: 2010
Genre: Brass, Solo / Ensemble, Mixed Quartets

Instrumentation:

Instrumentation Set Number 1:
  • 3 x Trombone
  • 1 x Tuba
Click here to download full work (8.25 Mb - Not printable)

Programme Note:
The University of Prince Edward Island has produced several accomplished low brass performers. This project brought together UPEI Professor of Brass, Gregory Irvine (tuba), with three former students: Eric Mathis (Associate Principal Trombone, Honolulu Symphony), Bob Nicholson (bass trombone/tuba, Foothills Brass / Charlottetown Festival Orchestra), and Dale Sorensen (trombone, Charlottetown Festival Orchestra; brass instructor, UPEI). These four musicians, while no longer all year-round residents of PEI, get together at least every summer to share their love for low brass by presenting recitals for various combinations of low brass from solo to quartet, often with piano accompaniment.

Quartet for Low Brass is in three movements:

1) Rounds
2) Smooth Polyphony
3) Cascades

Rounds plays on imitation of the voices hocketted closely between the instruments. Smooth Polyphony begins with a nod to Renaissance polyphony and smooth voice leading. As the movement unfolds a more improvisatory feel is introduced, before a final chorale ending is heard. Following this the third movement is a Cascade of descending arpeggiated figures.

Quartet for Low Brass was premiered on July 18, 2010 at the University of Prince Edward Island.

Commissioned by: Dale Sorensen

Premiere Information:
18/07/2010 UPEI Department of Music Charlottetown Dale Sorensen (tenor trombone), Eric Mathis (tenor trombone), Bob Nicholson (bass trombone) and Gregory Irvine (tuba)

CATALOGUE INFO:

  • Call Number:
  • MI 6146 C473qu
  • Genre:
  • Brass, Solo / Ensemble, Mixed Quartets
  • Date of Acquisition:
  • October 5, 2010
  • Type:
  • Print-music, Published by CMC
  • Physical Description:
  • 1 score (39 p.) ;
    39 Pages
    Height: 28 cm
    Parts page count: 48
    4 parts ((48) p.) ;
    Height: 28 cm
  • Additional Information:
  • 2 Tenor Trombones
    1 Bass Trombone
    1 Tuba
    1) Rounds
    2) Smooth Polyphony
    3) Cascades
Request a Repertoire Consultation
Suggest Modification for this Record

Available For:

Available Products for this piece:

TitleDetailsPriceAdd this Product
Quartet for low brass for 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone and tuba by Derek Charke (Score)
Printed on demand
$18.99
Quartet for low brass for 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone and tuba by Derek Charke (Score and Parts)
Printed on demand
$63.98
Quartet for Low Brass for 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone and Tuba: Score and Parts
Score and Parts
(downloadable PDF)
$40.99
Quartet for Low Brass for 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone and Tuba: Score
Score
(downloadable PDF)
$14.99
Quartet for low brass for 2 tenor trombones, bass trombone and tuba
Library Loan
--
Copies of this work are available for loan from: Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver