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Psalm 130

By Kenneth Bray

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Brass Choir (4.4.3.1.1.perc)
Composed by Kenneth Bray. Brass - Brass Choir; Part(s); Score. Eighth Note Publications. 20th Century. Duration 00:05:05. Published by Eighth Note Publications (AP.81-BC976).

Item Number: AP.81-BC976
ISBN 1554727863. 20th Century.

Psalm 130 is an original composition by Kenneth Bray. It is a truly powerful work, full of chromaticism and motivic development. Mr. Bray originally wrote this Psalm for choir (SATB and organ) which is also available only through Eighth Note Publications and this version for brass choir is equally as effective and moving. The piece commences with almost a feeling of anger and resentment which moves towards a more tonal-centered section which is more calm in feeling. Mr. Bray has arranged many pieces for many combinations of instruments and this composition demonstrates his knowledge of the ensemble and his sensitivity for the musical line. Scored for 4 trumpets, 4 horns, 3 trombones, euphonium, tuba and one percussionist, this versatile combination of brass instruments sounds like an organ playing the rich harmonies and interwoven lines. This piece is not too difficult and is attainable by a brass choir with some work. Psalm is a work that is sure to receive more attention in the future.