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Tango - Habanera Tropical Dance No. 2 for Brass Quintet

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By Justin Elie

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Brass Ensemble,Brass Quintet Euphonium, Flugelhorn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Justin Elie. Arranged by Charles Decker. 20th Century, Jazz, Latin, Multicultural, Pop, World. Score and parts. 21 pages. Charles Decker Music Press #687342. Published by Charles Decker Music Press (A0.1083126).

Item Number: A0.1083126

From the Music of Black Composers Series, prominent Afro-Haitian pianist and composer Justin Elie’s tango-habanera Tropical Dance No. 2 captures the appealing melodic elegance of Caribbean music. Elie studied at the Paris Conservatory and settled in the United States in 1921. His adaptations of Haitian melodies into miniatures led him to performances at Carnegie Hall and international concert venues in addition to composing music for silent films, and in 1931 his own New York radio show, “The Lure of the Tropics.” The brass quintet arrangement is scored for two B-flat trumpets with alternate C trumpet parts, horn with alternate flugelhorn substitute part, trombone and tuba. The recording is of the entire edition.

“The Music of Black Composers Series is a welcome and timely addition to the brass repertoire. Interesting music, expertly arranged, fun to perform, and well received by audiences. These pieces are now permanently in my quintet book along with the usual Joplin and Waller, and I will be using them with my student groups as well. Highly recommended!” Wesley Nance, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman School of Music

Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Denver have purchased the entire Charles Decker Music Press Music of Black Composer Series with arrangements for mixed brass ensembles of music from early jazz to orchestral works and Eastman School of Music uses the series brass quintet arrangements in their chamber music program.

Check out more than 50 Charles Decker Music Press publications for inexperienced to advanced musicians of mixed brass ensembles with music ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary new works for trios, quartets, quintets, brass choir and brass band. Many of the mixed brass ensemble editions include B-flat and alternate C trumpet parts, flugelhorn/trumpet substitute for horn, horn substitute for trombone and treble clef euphonium substitute for trombone. See also 40 homogeneous horn, trumpet and trombone ensemble works and the Music of Black Composers Series with arrangements for mixed brass ensembles ranging from early jazz to symphonic works at Charles Decker Music Press. All ensemble publications include recordings of the entire edition.

Kendor Music and Cherry Classics Music also publish more of my brass quintet editions of music by Debussy, Dukas, Elgar, Falla, Nestico, and Tchaikovsky.

This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of both popular titles and original compositions from a wide variety of voices and backgrounds.

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