Quintessence (full set) composed by Joseph Compello. For concert band (flute, oboe (opt. flute 2), clarinet in Bb, bass clarinet in Bb (opt. euphonium t.c. in Bb), alto saxophone in Eb, tenor saxophone in Bb, baritone saxophone in Eb, trumpet in Bb, alternate horn in F, horn in F, alternate trombone, trombone, euphonium b.c.). Premiere Performance Series. Score and parts. Duration 1 minute, 44 seconds. Published by Carl Fischer (CF.PPS8).
Composer Joseph Compello draws on his many years of experience teaching beginners to give us an exciting new contest-style piece for very young groups. Quintessence consists of simple rhythms and notes, but is also quite musical, with an aggressive, driving feeling. It's a great way introduce two eighth notes that are repeated. Your first year group will sound more advanced than their years.