A La Claire Fontaine by Donald Coakley. Arranged by David Marlatt. For Brass Quintet. New York Festival List. Eighth Note Publications. Contemporary. Duration 00:02:25. Published by Eighth Note Publications (AP.81-BQ21104).
Donald Coakley has created a colourful and harmonically interesting arrangement of the French-Canadian folksong A la Claire Fontaine. Melodic material is found throughout the ensemble and none of the parts are too technically difficult. As the piece progresses, variations in the melody and accompaniment are introduced to maintain interest and propel the work along. This is a great new arrangement for quintets in their first year or so of playing.