Fantasy for Brass

 Brass Quintet
6’ | (2019)

Performed in concert by the Atlantic Brass Quintet at the Mostly Modern Festival, Saratoga Springs, NY June 19, 2019.

COMPOSER PROGRAM NOTES

The piece begins with the performers playing serious chorale style music. Unexpectedly, the music takes a subtle turn, and the performers suddenly find themselves playing swing riffs which morph into a down and dirty blues, grows in intensity and suddenly stops!

The players “wake up” from their fantasy daze, become serious and the chorale begins once again – this time with more musical freedom.

I originally composed the piece for saxophone quartet as Fantasy for Saxophones. That work was premiered in Montpelier VT, February 2018.