Brass quintet (2 trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba) - Grade 3-4
Composed by Claudio Monteverdi. Arranged by Peter Knudsvig. Renaissance. Editions BIM #ENS3. Published by Editions BIM (ET.ENS3).
These three pieces taken from Monteverdi's opera Orfeo (La favola d'Orfeo, 1607) were instrumental interludes to be played between scenes. The famous Toccata, which Monteverdi also used in his Vespers of 1610 can be played alone as a fanfare or combined with the other two movements to create a mini suite.