Category: Brass Band
Published on Saturday, 24 April 2010 19:10
Written by Bruce Gale
This section contains music written for brass band, by which is meant a British-style performing ensemble comprising instruments such as the cornet and tenor (alto) horn, as well as trombones, baritones, euphoniums and B-flat and E-flat tubas. Some (limited) parts are also written for percussion.
Following the brass band tradition, all such music is written in the treble clef. However, I have tried to provide parts for euphonium, trombone, baritone and tuba in the bass clef whenever possible. Such parts are usually available for separate download as a "brass ensemble" score.
Please note that a sharp distinction is made in the scoring between the euphonium and the baritone part, something that is rare in concert or wind band music. Since it is an essential part of the harmony, the baritone part is more important than the euphonium part - the latter being little more than a decoration. See the section on scoring for more information.
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