Festival Ensemble Series

Curnow Music Press is pleased to present the premier of our Festival Ensemble Series.  This series will contain some of the best literature for Ensemble performance, all designed with music education in mind.  Some are transcriptions of famous compositions, and other are original compositions from the pen of our Curnow Music Press composers.  As a special introduction to this series, all of the publications included in this catalog are written by James Curnow, internationally known composer and music educator.

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Fanfare and Flourishes For a Festive occasion 

For Brass Quintet and Organ

James Curnow

Festival Ensemble Series

Based on Marc-Antoine Charpentier's (1634-1704) TeDeum, Fanfare and Flourishes for a Festive Occasion was original commissioned for the 1991 European Brass Band Championships held in Rotterdam, Holland
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Grade Price
Set (Score & Solo Part) 44003273 Intermediate - Advanced $ 16.95

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Procession of Nobles  For Brass Quintet and Organ
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov,  transcr.  James Curnow

Festival Ensemble Series

This scintillating music was composed by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908). Procession of Nobles is an excerpt from his unsuccessful ballet Malda composed in 1892.  This stately processional march is the only surviving excerpt from the ballet still remaining in the standard orchestral repertoire.
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Set (Score & Solo Part) 44003278 Advanced $ 19.95

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Two Hymn Settings for Brass Quintet
arr. James Curnow

Festival Ensemble Series

This setting of the hymns We gather Together (Kremser) and Stand up, Stand Up for Jesus for brass quintet strives to maintain the original integrity and majesty of the hymns while frequently delving into a new and fresh accompaniment.  They can be used effectively as a congregational accompaniment or stand alone as a solo brass quintet hymn of praise.
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Set (Score & Solo Part) 44006357 Easy - Intermediate $ 19.95

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Festivo  for Brass Quintet and optional Percussionist
James Curnow

Festival Ensemble Series

Festivo, a brief, energetic festival or concert opener, was commissioned by Wright Brass of the Air Force Band of Flight, WPAFB, Dayton, Ohio.  It features all those wonderful characteristics so familiar to those who enjoy the dexterity, flexibility, high energy, rhythmic contrast and drive of brass quintet music.
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Set (Score & Solo Part) 440032381 Intermediate $ 19.95

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Sanctus for Brass Quintet
Franz Schubert, transcr. James Curnow

Festival Ensemble Series

Franz Schubert (1797-1828), great Austrian composer, was a supreme melodist and master of lieder.  This transcription is based on his Sanctus (Holy, Holy, Holy) from his German Mass in F. (ca 1815) for four-part choir and lends itself well to the expressive qualities of the modern brass quintet.
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Set (Score & Solo Part) 440032384 Easy - Intermediate $ 19.95
Three Sacred Songs for Brass Quintet  
arr. James Curnow

Festival Ensemble Series

Contains lovely settings of three popular sacred tunes, including: Holy, Holy,  Amazing Grace, and Christ the Lord is Risen Today.  Parts include an optional Bb trumpet Part 3 if F Horn is not available.
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Grade

Price

Set (Score & Parts)

44007039

Intermediate

$ 19.95

 
Fanfare Brillante for Trombone Quartet  
Nathan Farrell

Festival Ensemble Series

Pure joy is at the center of Fanfare Brillante.  Both exuberant and reflective, this fanfare pays tribute to the simple joy of making music.
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Set (Score & Parts)

44006944

Intermediate - Advanced

$ 19.95