Moto Perpetuo composed by Nicolo Paganini (1782-1840). Arranged by Arthur Frackenpohl. For 2 trumpets, french horn, trombone and tuba. Brass Quintet. Grade 6. Duration ca. 4:10. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.18935).
Nicolo Paganini was an Italian virtuoso violinist and composer. He wrote much of his music for his own performances, music so difficult that it was commonly thought that he entered into a pact with the Devil. In performance, Paganini enjoyed playing tricks, like tuning one of his strings a semitone high, or playing the majority of a piece on one string after breaking the other three. He astounded audiences with techniques that included harmonics, double stops, pizzicato with the left as well as the right hand, and near impossible fingerings and bowings. "Moto Perpetuo" is a classic example of a repeated note-pattern maintained throughout a composition. Optional cuts are indicated in this grade 6 arrangement. Duration ca. 4:10.