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Carson Cooman: Pittsburgh Rhapsody (2008) for brass band, score only

By Carson Cooman

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Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Horn in F, Euphonium, Brass Choir or Ensemble, Timpani, Multi-Percussion, Brass Band - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Carson Cooman (1982-). 21st Century, Contemporary Classical, Americana. Score. 45 pages. Published by Musik Fabrik Music Publishing (S0.207873).

Item Number: S0.207873

I. Tributaries
II. Memorial Song
III. Bridges to the Sky

Pittsburgh Rhapsody (2008) for brass band was commissioned by the River City Brass
Band, Denis Colwell, music director, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the
city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with support from the Pittsburgh 250 Community
Connections Committee.

The first movement, Tributaries, is inspired by Pittsburgh as a city of three rivers and
particularly the confluence of two rivers to form one. Throughout the movement
there are a number of places where two ideas converge to become one. Opening with
a fanfare-like gesture, the music then becomes more flowing before building up again
to a climax.

The second movement, Memorial Song, is a lyrical duet for flugelhorn and euphonium.
The movement was not conceived as a specific memorial, but its lyrical and elegiac
mood represents the many memorials that we all celebrate, both personal and

The third movement, Bridges to the Sky, celebrates Pittsburgh as a city of bridges. The
music takes inspiration from the sense of exhilaration that one can get driving amidst
the post-industrial landscape of roads, flyovers, bridges, and hills.

Soprano Cornet in Eb
2 Solo Cornets in Bb
2 1st Cornets in Bb
Repiano Cornet in Bb
2 2nd Cornets in Bb
2 3rd Cornets in Bb
Flugelhorn in Bb
3 Horns in F
(or 3 Alto Horns in Eb — alternate parts provided)
2 Baritones in Bb
2 Trombones
Bass Trombone
2 Euphoniums
4 Tubas
Percussion (3 players)
I: timpani
II: snare drum, bass drum
III: vibraphone, xylophone

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