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Othello Suite, Op. 79 for Brass Choir

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By Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Brass Ensemble Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, Tuba - Level 5 - Digital Download
Composed by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912). Arranged by Richard Decker. 20th Century, Contest, Festival, Multicultural, World. Score and parts. 109 pages. Charles Decker Music Press #732911. Published by Charles Decker Music Press (A0.1132715).

Item Number: A0.1132715

From the Music of Black Composers' Series, this multi-movement brass choir arrangement adapted from Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's orchestral Othello Suite, Op. 79 provides a technical and musical showpiece to highlight any performance.  Four distinct movements in this Suite include a driving Dance, melancholy Funeral March, languid Willow Song featuring a flugelhorn solo and a rousing Military March to conclude.  Every player gets an opportunity to shine and display not only their technical expertise but also their musicianship as well. The work is arranged for a brass choir of four B-trumpets with trumpet I doubling on piccolo B-flat trumpet and flugelhorn, 4 F horns, 3 trombones, euphonium and tuba.

“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.

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    Wesley Nance, Rochester Phil. Orch, Eastman School
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  • January 10, 2023 Othello Suite, Op. 79 for Brass Choir

    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. Highly recommended!

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