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Starry Messenger

Fanfare for Brass Quintet

By Bruce Lazarus

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Brass quintet
Fanfare for Brass Quintet. Composed by Bruce Lazarus. Classical, 21st Century. Score and parts. Duration c. 8 minutes. Published by Swirly Music (SY.BLS-005).

Item Number: SY.BLS-005

8.5" x 11" inches.

"Starry Messenger", an eight-minute showcase for brass quintet (two trumpets in Bb, french horn, trombone, and bass trombone or tuba) was inspired by the title of Galileo Galilei's first book of astronomical observations, The Starry Messenger ("Sidereus Nuncius", 1610), and its most frequently quoted passage:
' have seen stars in myriads, which have never been seen before, and which surpass the old, previously known, stars in number more than ten times'
"Starry Messenger" was composed in 1981, then re-examined and comprehensively revised in 2003 and 2014.

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