Composed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. Classical. Part. 136 pages. Chester Music #MUSSOS01269. Published by Chester Music (BT.MUSSOS01269).
Brass quintets are exuberant almost by definition, and Davies's certainly does not disappoint. It has, though, the rarer quality of being a consistent, gripping and fully developed work: a piece as substantial as one might expect a string quartet to be. There are three movements, of which the first is a romping Allegro with a slow introduction. Then comes a slow movement with vividly alive duetting from the trumpets, and the finale is again fast, except for a passage of questioning before the end. Set of parts. This is a special item which is made to order. Please e-mail our Mail Order Department for further information.