Call for Brass Trio Repertoire

As part of our (not sure what to call it, so might just call it) undergraduate program, a chamber music group has been created with;

1 trumpet (or flügelhorn or cornet)
1 trombone (euphonium, bass trombone or alto trombone is also available)
1 tuba (in Eb)

The level is conservatoirial, and as this is part of our education, a challenging level is appreciated. The challenge, however, is that I need to present the pieces to the group by the end of March, to be able present a proper rendition before the end of the semester.

I cannot promise that all of your pieces will be played, and I can't give an estimate on how many pieces we can get through; but if you want an opportunity for your music to be performed, this is perhaps the thing for you.

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4 days ago
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Actually Taken Music Theory?

Hey, just curious, out of the people here who work on transcribing pieces from songs and such, how many of you have actually taken a music theory class/lessons/self-taught.

(If you've gone to college for Music, then please don't respond. I'm curious because I'm noticing a lot more pieces and transcriptions on here that have chords and such that don't make much sense.)

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2 months ago
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High notes on trumpet

I started studying trumpet in 2010, when It was arrround 2016 I got sick and didn´t preactice for almost a month, since then I can´t play higher notes, it has already been 2 years studying and I still can´t play them, what should I do?

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2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Trombone Solo Christmas Arrangement

Hello!
I'm not a trombone or brass performer myself, more of a classical composer and arranger. My dad plays trombone and had me arrange this piece for him last year. I was thinking some people on here might enjoy it (especially advanced trombone performers looking for a Christmas arrangement) Here is a link to a sample of the score: https://musescore.com/user/6280351/scores/5340571/s/gfZl7Y
If you're interested in purchasing the whole piece, here is a link to my website: https://dominioninmusic.com/

Have a good Christmas!

All the best,
Elijah

P.S.
  This is a very advanced but fun piece for trombone, so enjoy! 

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2 months ago
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Help on Ballad

I am looking for help on a Bruno Mars ballad that may or may not be marched for a high school band. I've gotten all lot of the structure down I just need help with details! I'm a percussionist so it's pretty difficult lol I'm having someone help write the mallet parts and I'll probably do the battery but I just need help with a lot of the winds. Much love :)

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7 months ago
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Tuba, which one? Which key?

I'm not a brass player, I'm a violinist. I'm just writing for myself with MuseScore, trying to build my composition and orchestration skills. How do you decide which tuba to use in compositions? Wikipedia says that some tubas are more commonly used in UK, the other is more commonly used in US. If I ever have a real player to write for, then I'll write for that persons instrument. Until that happens, can you give me any suggestions, comments etc? (I posted one of my composition exercises , with a tube, to this group, it's the variations on Swanee river) Thanks.

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6 years ago
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Feedback wanted for a Brass Quartet score

Hey,

I was requested a brass quartet arrangement for a Stardew Valley song (the arrangement is here : https://musescore.com/user/5174461/scores/3443856). However, I know close to nothing about theses instruments. I asked the "requester" (is that a word ?) for some feedback but it's been something like a month so I'm not sure I'm gonna get any... I'd still like to finish this arrangement properly so here I am seeking feedback :)

I've already been searching the web for advices but I'm not sure theses replace real experience with the instrument.

Some of my worries / concerns :
Some things may be weird, unplayable, and so on. The song is very rhythmic focused, so I think it's important every player can play his/her part very accurately, or the whole thing will
feel unstable - which is why it's not a good thing if some part are weird to play (some percussions would remove this concern, but it wouldn't be a brass quartet arrangement then)

More precisely :
- if there's not enough time to breath
- if a part isn't in the good range for the instrument (too high / too low / makes thing too difficult)
- if a part is just too quick to be played accurately
- if a part is too tiring for the player
- if a part is assigned to the wrong instrument (another instrument would play the part more easily)

In particular :
- measure 5-9 : not sure whether tuba or trombone has the easiest time for this part. It seems to be more in tuba's range but can definitely be played a bit higher if needed.
- measure 10-17 : same as above for tuba/trombone (for both parts). Also I removed a lot of stuff from the bass line (played by trombone) in order to make it more playable, but maybe that's not enough or is not necessary
- measure 18+ for trumpet : is that even remotely playable for trumpets ? Is it too tiring on the long run ? (i.e. I should switch the trumpets often, or even shorten the whole thing because it repeats a lot in the original song)
- measures 26-33 for tuba : is that too quick ?

Thanks a lot !

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a year ago
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Rag Tales album

My new album "Rag Tales" is out now. You can find it on Spotify, ITunes, Apple Music, and Google Play among others. I got started right here on Musescore when I was invited to the ragtime players group. Please check it out. I think you will enjoy it. Thank you friends. Just search for " CJ Brandt" or "Rag Tales". Thanks again

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a year ago
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