Lassus Publications (musicforbrass.com) Releases for September 2017

Lassus Publications (musicforbrass.com) provides high-quality brass music for a wide variety of instrumental combinations in downloadable formats at reasonable prices. Here are their new releases for September 2017.

The Thunderer March (John Philip Sousa, arr. Ben Kohns)

One of Sousa’s great marches, arranged for eight trombones and tuba. The first trombone part has a phrase up to a high D, but this can be taken down an octave if necessary, or a small bore tenor trombone can be used.

Playing time: 2:55
Level: College/University
Price: $14.95
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Gemini Arrives (Andrew Clayden)

For trombone quartet. This college-level piece by Canadian composer Andrew Clayden is really fun to play. Trombones 1 and 2 are in tenor clef, with Trombone 1 going up to high B♭.

Playing time: 2:40
Level: College/University
Price: $14.95
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Romanza (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arr. Josef Stastny)

For brass quartet (two trumpets, horn, trombone/baritone). A nice arrangement of the second movement of Mozart’s fourth horn concerto. The trumpet parts are likely too high for student players.

Playing time: 4:00
Level: University/Professional
Price: $11.95
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Morceau Symphonique (Alexandre Guilmant, arr. Bud Caputo)

For low brass choir (solo trombone, three trombones, euphonium, tuba). A beautiful arrangement, all in bass clef. The original version with piano is often heard at solo competitions or auditions. Recommended for college-level players, or high school players with a good high C#.

Playing time: 6:16
Level: High School/College
Price: $17.50
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Alexander’s Ragtime Band (Irving Berlin, arr. William Dyson)

For tuba quartet (two euphoniums in bass clef or B♭ treble clef, two tubas). Because of copyright restrictions, this arrangement is only available to buyers in the United States.

Playing time: 3:00
Level: High School/College
Price: $11.95
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Al Mormor de’ Liquidi Cristalli (Giacomo Gastoldi, arr. Kenneth Friedrich)

For horn sextet. Music of the late Renaissance.

Playing time: 3:32
Level: High School/College
Price: $14.95
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Star-Spangled Banner (John Stafford Smith, arr. Tom Camp)

For horn sextet. A pretty arrangement, with a few surprises.

Playing time: 2:08
Level: High School/College
Price: $14.95
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45 Progressive Tenor Clef Studies (Andrew Clayden)

For trombone. A great tool for students ready to learn tenor clef, and plenty for older players to practice as well. Includes 15 “Seriously Easy”, 15 “Moderately Easy”, and 15 “Not So Easy” studies.

Playing time (all studies combined): 49:00
Level: High School to Professional
Price: $14.95
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