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Brass Prelude No. 1

By Michael E. Ropp

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Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn in F, Brass Quintet - Intermediate
Composed by Michael E. Ropp. 20th Century. Score, Set of Parts. 10 pages. Published by Michael E. Ropp (S0.26154).

Item Number: S0.26154

I have been writing a series of preludes/postludes for standardbrass quintet (two trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba), specifically for use inopening and closing church services. They’re relatively short, as fits this purpose.  There are several of them, all available, and each with a different mood.  For most, the Prelude is somewhatcontemplative, inviting the attendees into worship.  Most of the Postludes emphasize a joyous orpeaceful sending into the world.

Pre/Post #1 was originally written for a Pentecostservice.  Prelude #1 starts with atrumpet duet and is stately and dramatic (and the tuba gets the melodybriefly!—can you tell I’m a tuba player?), with a line that, like the tonguesof fire, touches each instrument; and Postlude #1 is joyous and uplifting, withsome early-Baroque twists in the harmonization and the meter change at the end(the original thought was the chord twists and meter changes were faintlyevocative of speaking in tongues).  These could be played by an upper-level student group.  Please feel free to contact me!

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