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Bluecoats 2017 "Jagged Line" Full Show Brass

25 parts47 pages08:09a year ago24,305 views
Trumpet(3), French Horn(5), Tuba, Trombone, Piano(2), Percussion(13)
All credit goes to the amazing staff members over at the Bluecoats for creating such a kickass show this year.

All of this is done by ear and this transcription is completely from me. Feel free to comment what you think and also to please help me out by pointing out errors so we can all try and make this transcription as accurate as possible!

Updates
6/23- Added brass parts of Psychopomp
6/24- Added tuba feature part with all brass
6/26- Finished all brass up to ballad and snare on the Psychopomp part 2
6/28- Finished entire ballad all brass
6/30- Barely started closer but fixed much of the hornline parts
7/5- Finished brass entirely
1/14- Updated brass to finals performance
[WIP] Santa Clara Vanguard 2018 "Babylon" - Read Description!!! - Updated 9/9!
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[WIP] Santa Clara Vanguard 2018 "Babylon" - Read Description!!! - Updated 9/9!

28 parts107 pages11:514 months ago31,096 views
Trumpet(4), French Horn(7), Tuba, Percussion(13), Synthesizer(2), Timpani
This score is being used for educational purposes only. It has been transcribed 95% by ear, and 95% by me. The battery parts were found on snarescience.com, from various different users. These include: J Sullivan (tenor), Ben Hlady (snare), and T. Heider (snare). I am not making a profit off of this transcription in any way. All rights go to the Santa Clara Vanguard and the respective owners of the music used.

Updates:
[6/25/18] - Added ROUGH brass to the ballad
[7/3/18] - Started rough transcription of the brass/front ensemble
[7/18/18] - Added part of the closer
[7/31/18] - Added some percussion to the Ballad, finished end of second movement, added part of the drum break
[8/2/18] - Added more brass to second movement, fixed various brass parts, added the tuba feature with tenor (thanks to J. Sullivan's transcription)
[8/4/18] - Added various front ensemble/battery parts throughout the show, fixed some brass
[8/5/18] - Adjusted/added brass parts in the opener
[8/7/18] - Updated marimba in pit intro, added tenor parts to opener
[8/21/18] - Added tenor to closer (thanks to J. Sullivan!), added vibe parts to the ballad and dance feature
[8/22/18] - Added vibraphone/timpani to the pit opener and closer
[8/23/18] - Added some vibraphone to Metropolis 1927, fixed some parts in opener
[8/24/18] - Added various vibraphone parts throughout the score
[9/6/18] - Began adding snare to opener using T. Heider's transcription
[9/9/18] - Finished adding T. Heider's opener snare transcription, added snare to Club Sound, added vibraphone and cymbals to opener, added marimba to various sections of the score
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https://musescore.com/user/24662886/scores/5254316
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.
Hey guys! I love the program! But there's one flaw, writing a Bb Tuba part is really the same as C-Tuba. It is rather annoying because when you write a Bb Tuba part, it doesn't match the other musical parts when you test them with a MIDI file. They both appear to be tuned in C, can you fix it please?

Color - DCI Level Show (WIP) Last Update: 2/15/16

30 parts30 pages07:553 years ago3,951 views
Trumpet(3), French Horn(4), Tuba(4), Percussion(6), Synthesizer
By Ryan Meredith (May have to turn your volume up)
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Any and all feed back is appreciated!!!!!!
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I need help with pit and especially drum line parts the most and also, if you have any ideas for the names of each song tell me!
I'm very close to being finished! Just need to make the pit better and i need to add a drum break. Thank You!

Edit Log:
11/4/15: Uploaded
11/4/15: added last movement
11/5/15: added transition to last movement & minor organ fix
11/6/15: fixes to last song & changed part names (Bb Trumpet 1, Bb Trumpet 2, etc.)
11/13/15: revised ending
12/15/15: Add pit to opener, trying to get another part in before the ballad
12/20/15: Added unfinished song before ballad, added some cool tuba stuff and some pit
12/21/15: Added some stuff before ballad, needs some pit and/or synth to be relavent
1/3/16: edited 3rd song, added small pit transition, made synth more badass
1/7/16: minor tuba part fix
1/12/16: small pause before ballad, drum-set part added written by SethKasten1337 (https://musescore.com/user/161854)
1/27/16: added some cool trumpet stuff to 2nd half of opener, other minor hit changes and part changes
2/14/16: More pit added by Seth Kasten, minor changes made
2/15/16: Timpani added by Seth Kasten, more minor changes made

Carolina Crown 2015 "Inferno" FULL SHOW (Now w/Organ)

12 parts72 pages10:133 years ago52,249 views
Trumpet(3), French Horn(6), Tuba(2)
All of Inferno. Maybe one day I'll add percussion who knows.

6/23/15: Finished the opener.
6/24/15: Added about half of Dies Irae.
6/25/15: Added the rest of Dies Irae and added a bunch of markings that look nice.
6/27/15: Added BaRiToNeS' (thanks) parts for Trumpets 1-3 and Baritone 1.
7/7/15: Added the changes made during the East Coast Classic (7/2/15).
7/7/15: Fixed the mello parts at the end of Dies Irae.
7/12/15: Fixed the mello parts at the end of Dies Irae again.
7/17/15: Fixed the 2nd and 3rd mello parts for all of Dies Irae up to the ECC changes (Thanks markdecesare621for the mello parts!)
7/18/15: FINALLY FIGURED OUT THE MELLO RUNS AT THE END.
7/20/18: Fixed the beginning mello and tuba parts.
8/6/15: Fixed low brass a bit at the end of the opener.
8/16/15: Added some of the third movement up until the off key Ode to Joy part.
8/17/15: Fixed a few chords in the opener.
8/23/15: Added a bit more of the third movement, brass feature is a bit off. Need to add the tuba parts.
8/24/15: Added a bunch of the ballad, added a few tuba parts.
8/25/15: Finished the ballad, plenty of wrong parts pls forgive.
8/29/15: Added part of the closer and fixed some time signatures in the opener.
9/8/15: Fixed and added a lot of tuba.
9/13/15: Added mello trills in Dies Irae there fine
10/5/15: DONE (But I'll probably fix things from time to time based on suggestions).
10/13/15: I added woodblock.
12/8/15: Thanks AustinAvocado for fixing that one thing.
12/10/15: Added organ.
[WIP] Carolina Crown 2018 "Beast" - Read Description!!! - Updated 8/5!
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[WIP] Carolina Crown 2018 "Beast" - Read Description!!! - Updated 8/5!

27 parts35 pages09:285 months ago12,533 views
Trumpet(3), French Horn(5), Tuba, Trombone(3), Percussion(12), Synthesizer(2), Timpani
This score is being used for educational purposes only. It has been transcribed 100% by ear, and 100% by me. I am not making a profit off of this transcription in any way. All rights go to Carolina Crown and the respective owners of the music used.

Go check out my battery transcriber! https://musescore.com/user/13524946

I figured that since there are already a few videos out there of Crown performing that I'd just start the transcription for this year early. There are bound to be errors, as well as changes throughout the season. Finally, look out for a transcription of Boston and Santa Clara's shows later this summer!

Updates:
[5/27/18] - Added early brass versions of several parts of the show
[6/6/18] - Added marimba/vibe parts for (presumably) the ballad from the Learn the Music videos
[6/7/18] - Added snare/tenor parts from the Learn the Music videos
[6/22/18] - Added various brass parts throughout the score, added some front ensemble to Build a Pyre
[6/24/18] - Added snare and bass to the opener (thanks to Ks Wizz!), added various parts throughout the score
[6/25/18] - Added more brass throughout the score
[6/26/18] - Added tenor to the opener (thanks to Ks Wizz!)
[6/27/18] - Added some snare to Build a Pyre (thanks to Ks Wizz!)
[6/28/18] - Added battery to beginning of closer (thanks to Ks Wizz!), added the missing section to Myth Forest
[6/29/18] - Updated score with new drumline soundfont, fixed various parts in the opener, added front ensemble to transition into Blow It Up, Start Again; added bass drums to Destination Moon
[6/30/18] - Added front ensemble to Destination Moon
[7/1/18] - Fixed tuba parts in Myth Forest, added front ensemble to Build a Pyre
[7/21/18] - Updated the hit in the ballad, updated ending of Blow it Up, updated ending of the show
[8/5/18] - Added battery transition/parts into Build a Pyre (Thanks to KS Wizz!)

Bluecoats 2018 “Session 44” Full Show Brass

12 parts82 pages08:415 months ago5,847 views
Trumpet(4), Trombone(2), French Horn(5), Tuba
All Rights go to the Bluecoats arranging/music staff for pulling off such an intricate and demanding show! I am in no way, shape, or form making any money off of this. Just for the community to enjoy!

June 21- Added all of parts one and two
June 24- Skipped part 3 for now completed ballad(part 4)
June 25- Added a bit of part 3
June 27- Finished the hit of part three and fixed up many things
July 1- Barely started closer due to weird sounds in program playback after 2.3 update
July 6- Finished closer and plan to add tuba solo soon then I should be complete
July 11- Added Tuba Solo and Singer. Finished with show.
July 12- Added the Pre-show and uploaded to Youtube

P.S. I went to a decent amount of spring training.

Carolina Crown 2016 "Relentless" - Full Show - Finals Version - Read Description! - Updated 7/10!

34 parts38 pages12:402 years ago23,700 views
Trumpet(4), French Horn(6), Tuba, Trombone, Percussion(13), Other Woodwinds, Timpani, Violin, Contrabass, Guitar, Voice, Brass Ensemble, Sound effects(2)
If anyone can help with transcribing percussion (snare, tenor, bass, or the entire pit), PLEASE, post a comment, or send me an email: themtcrew77@gmail.com

This score has been created almost 100% by ear so far, but I recently recieved the official score of the opener from user ngvc17. Thank you to him! The drumline parts are from the Learn the Music videos, or from SnareScience.

DO NOT use any transcription from my score without giving me credit. If you find anything that needs to be changed, as I'm sure there is, please tell me below. Thanks!

Updates:
[7/19/16] - Posted full opener
[7/20/16] - Fixed various tempos in opener; EXTREME ROUGH DRAFT of second movement; continued draft of second movement and added the percussion from "LEARN THE MUSIC" on YouTube
[7/21/16] - Finished rough draft of second movement; started third movement; added very beginning of show
[7/22/16] - Finished rough draft of third movement
[7/23/16] - Finished most of the ballad
[7/25/16] - Fixed trombone part; continued ballad
[7/27/16] - Completed ballad; started closer
[7/28/16] - Continued work on closer, fixed various parts of ballad
[7/29/16] - Completed closer
[8/7/16] - Added the original score of the opener, thanks to ngvc17!
[8/8/16] - Started updating the closer to the new ending
[8/16/16] - Updated score to version played at finals (changed ending and third movement slightly)
[9/5/16] - Removed Mello #3, added baritone (from euphonium cam)
[10/10/16] - Cleaned up 2nd Trumpet and 1st Mello using the cams
[12/4/16] - Fixed part of trombone solo
[12/6/16] - Changed intro page, added some percussion in the tango
[12/14/16] - Added more snare to the second movement
[12/31/16] - Made the tuba parts accurate using the tuba cams
[1/28/17] - Added some front ensemble to ballad and closer; added the gunshot
[2/16/17] - Added some battery to tango
[3/31/17] - Added snare part to entire opener and second movement, and beginning of third movement (from SnareScience); fixed end of second movement
[4/1/17] - Added some articulations and front ensemble to opener; made the trombone solo look better
[5/4/17] - Made changes to second movement
[5/29/17] - Increased overall volume of score; adjusted all parts up to the tango
[7/10/17] - Finished drumline in second movement; started adding drumline to tango

Randy (Original) [Percussion Ensemble] 150 FOLLOWER SPECIAL!!

8 parts17 pages01:482 months ago266 views
Percussion(8)
Percussion ensemble composition titled Randy.

[NOTE: DO NOT TURN THE VOLUME UP. It starts out super quiet, pp, I know, but it eventually grows to ff, and I don't want any of you to hurt your ears or your speakers/headphones/whatever. ^^ kk?]

ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY FOLLOWER SPECIAL! :) It's literally been a month since I posted my 100-Follower Special...jeez. Why are y'all even following me? I'm not that great.... xD But thanks anyways!

Some shout-outs to some amazing people:

Blobbyfish2017 - BRRROOOSKIII :DDD I SHALL SOMEDAY MAKE A TUBA MEME SONG FOR YOU I PROMISE
Elliot Butler - Elliot, it is literally so much fun to chat with you oh my goodness :3 (and if you guys haven't followed him yet everybody GO FOLLOW HIM. NOW. THE QUEEN OF THE BUNNIES COMMANDS YOU.)
FreedomBuchanan - I miss you Fred...cOME BACK SOON SO THE TRIO OF DORKS CAN BE A TRIO ONCE MORE (and also he's a really good composer so gO LOOK AT HIS STUFF)
Okely Dokely - it's always super fun to talk with silly silly Okles, and he writes big symphonies even though he is a little bean! Like, jeez that's talent right there...
Rebecca Y - you beautiful human being you. You are always so fun to talk with, and your music is always so pretty that I keep going back to listen again and again!
The Discord Folks - y'all know who you are.... ;D it is literally so much fun to mess around with you guys!!
The RSA Folks - you guys are all so beautiful and sweet and perfect and I wish I could meet you all just so I could give you real hugs and some chocolate :3

Everybody is just so amazing and beautiful, and I want to say thank you, and I love each and every single one of you!! :3 And thanks for putting up with me.... -_-'

Note: Piece number three in this series. Piece number one was "Clue," number two was "Mister E," and if you want to see what number four is gonna be...well, guess I'll just have to get up to 200 followers first ;D

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I would love it if you and your group would like to perform my composition. Please contact me first, though! You can contact me through MuseScore, email, Facebook, YouTube, or SoundCloud. I would also love it if you could send me a video of the final performance.

Enjoy! :)

Public Release Date: 29 August 2018

© Sophia Goudes 2018

Cantina Band-Orchestra Version (Force Theme)

46 parts15 pages05:503 years ago8,374 views
Piccolo, Flute(2), Oboe(2), English Horn, Clarinet(3), Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bassoon(3), French Horn(4), Trumpet(4), Trombone(6), Tuba(2), Brass Ensemble, Timpani, Percussion(4), Bass, Harp, Piano, Strings(3), Cello, Contrabass
I orchestrated Cantina Band.
It's finished, but I guess I have to keep updating this......

(actually there are a lots of rests on many instruments, but I think my computer will explode if I fill that all...lol)

-Change logs-

+added English horn, bass clarinet, and euphonium. And I also added brass section solo before drum solo.

+added piano solo

+removed the arpegio parts in the french horns, (Because it's too fast) and I changed some parts of english horn and clarinet (also because that triplet arpegios are too fast for the english horns.)

+added more instruments at violin solo

+removed piano solo

+added alto trombone and solo double bass

+removed brass section solo and added double bass solo

+added trombone solo

+added more things on all the parts (because there where too much restes....)

+added more information on the cover page

+added more things on the Force Theme

+the Force Theme is now a duet with english horn and french horn, not a violin solo.

+added more things on the trombone section

+added more things on high strings

+added sousaphone

+added instrumentation guide picture

+improved some parts on the euphonium
(because it was too low)

+also some improvements on euphonium parts and tuba parts

+ improvements on double bass parts and solo double bass parts

+chaged the trombone solo part to euphnium solo
(because I think it's too high for the trombone, and I think the timbre of the euphonium is more effective for that melody......)

+added more things at woodwind section and brass section

+improvements for the double basses

+more extended techniques on the solo double bass
(because I think there isn't much differences between the solo double bass and the normal double basses...)

+minor update for all parts

J. S. Bach: Sinfonia from "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir," BWV 29 (arr. Alexandre Guilmant)

4 parts9 pages03:352 years ago3,915 views
Organ(4)
“Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir” (We thank you, God, we thank you), BWV 29, is a sacred cantata by Johann Sebastian Bach. He composed it in Leipzig in 1731 for Ratswechsel, the annual inauguration of a new town council, and first performed it on 27 August of that year. The cantata was part of a festive service in the Nikolaikirche. It is one of few sacred Bach cantatas opened by an orchestral sinfonia. Another is the early “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen,” BWV 12. The music, marked Presto, is an arrangement of the prelude from Bach's Partita for violin, BWV 1006, which Bach had already revised for organ and strings in 1729 for the wedding cantata Herr “Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge,” BWV 120a. In the cantata for Ratswechsel, the solo organ plays the original violin part "in virtuoso motoric writing" (Klaus Hofmann), while the full orchestra adds an accompaniment. (Wikipedia)

My source is the arrangement for organ by Alexandre Guilmant, edited by Pierre Gouin and published in Montréal by Les Éditions Outremontaises, 2008 & 2009 under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licensess/by-nc/3.0/legalcode. I have made a few changes to the Gouin score, primarily for playback effects.

The MuseScore all-purpose pipe organ works well here, joined by a 16’ tuba (concealed). By eschewing the grand staff I was able to widen the soundstage with some left-right separation.

The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary Medley - Concert Band (WIP)

23 parts23 pages10:532 years ago6,517 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet(4), Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Trumpet(2), French Horn, Trombone, Tuba(2), Strings, Percussion(4), Timpani
The Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary
By Koji Kondo, Toru Minegishi and Kenta Negata
Arranged by Travis Redgwell

Concert Band

Instrumentation:
Piccolo
Flute 1, 2
Oboe
Bassoon
B♭ Clarinet 1, 2, 3
E♭ Alto Clarinet
B♭ Bass Clarinet
E♭ Alto Sax 1, 2
B♭ Tenor Sax
E♭ Baritone Sax
B♭ Trumpet 1, 2, 3
F Horn 1, 2
Trombone 1, 2
Baritone
Tuba
String Bass
Percussion 1, 2
Mallet Percussion 1, 2
Timpani

Haunted

11 parts25 pages02:28a year ago1,312 views
Violin, Guitar, Strings(4), Flute, French Horn, Piano, Tuba, Percussion
This is no Lindsey Stirling Original!!!

Hey Guys ^^ You should know by now that I am a HUUUGE Stirlingite :D And I'm in love with Horror Movie Soundtracks such as Hello Zepp(SAW <3), Dead Silence or the Exorcist :3 Lindsey, Charlie Clouser and Steve Boeddeker inspired me now sooo much that i chose to write my first own song *YAY* I hope you enjoy it, I wrote it in about 30 minutes xD The Pre-Chorus was inspired by Roundtable Rival :3

In this update I've added the guitar and the tuba, I've edited the drumset and as well I've changed the order of the instruments ^^

Ink - Blue Devils 2015 Full Show

7 parts54 pages09:443 years ago29,822 views
Trumpet(2), French Horn(4), Tuba
Changes:
9/17/15
- Changed the sixteenth runs to triplets.
-More accurate notes/rhythms
-Parts changed/removed
9/25/15
- Started adding the Second Movement. (Jazz Part)
10/03/15
-Added measures 169 to 177
-Added tuba parts
10/09/15
-Added measures 177 to 193
10/14/15
- Updated some chords in the opener & jazz part.
- Added measures 193 to 222
*Note: Some rhythms are still a little funky. Any comments/advice can help a lot. Thanks.
10/16/15
-Started and finished the kpop movement.
-Added measures 222 to 252
10/20/15
-Completed and added the entire ballad.
10/26/15
-Major Changes in the opener.
-Started the closer
-Added measures 308 to 366
10/30/15
-Completed the closer.
01/20/16
- Changed rhythms
- Changed Time signatures
- Enjoyed it some more.

Thank you all for being patient! Thank you Jolte42 for figuring some confusing rhythms I struggle with! Hope you all enjoy!

Rolling Sky Level 6 OST

6 parts42 pages02a year ago2,564 views
An arrangement of the Rolling Sky Level 6 OST for Violin/C Trumpet, C Trumpet, Alto Saxophone, Tuba, Harpsichord, and Drums. The Rolling Sky soundtrack is awesome.

Disclaimer: Music belongs to the group that composed the score for the Rolling Sky levels. I'm just playing around in their sandbox. Anything you recognize is Rolling Sky's, those you don't might be mine :P

Hedwig's Theme - Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (W.I.P)

25 parts15 pages04:412 years ago6,020 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet(4), French Horn(2), Trumpet(2), Trombone(2), Tuba, Timpani, Percussion(2), Piano, Harp, Strings(5)
I have made this for live performance. So when I'm done, I'll get the parts.

Parts for (beware: there is no saxophone parts included):
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C Piccolo
C Flutes 1
C Flutes 2
Alto Flute in G (opt.)
Oboes 1
Oboes 2
English Horn (opt.)
Bassoon 1
Bassoon 2
E♭ Clarinet
B♭ Clarinets 1
B♭ Clarinets 2
B♭ Clarinet 3
E♭ Alto Clarinet (opt.)
B♭ Bass Clarinet
E♭ Contra-Alto Clarinet (opt.)
Horns in F 1/2
Horns in F 3/4
Horns in E♭ 1/2 (opt.)
Horns in E♭ 3/4 (opt.)
B♭ Trumpets/Cornets 1
B♭ Trumpets/Cornets 2
B♭ Trumpets/Cornets 3
Trombones 1
Trombones 2
Trombones 3 + Bass Trombone
B♭ Tuba
B♭ Tuba (T.C) [opt.)
Timpani
Mallet Percussion (Bells, Chimes, Vibraphone)
Percussion
Celesta
Harp
Violins 1
Violins 2
Violas
Cellos
String Basses
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Symphony in C minor - 2nd movement

16 parts45 pages08:513 years ago882 views
Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon(2), French Horn(2), Trumpet, Trombone(2), Timpani, Strings(4), Contrabass
2nd movement of my Romantic Symphony in C Minor.
Movement is in Sonata Form.
Style is mid to late romantic, with heavy Dvorak and Bruckner influences.

Also, I used to believe writing tonal music was simpler than atonal because voice leading was constrained to go in a certain way. I think it's now sort of the opposite. Writing a tonal work the size of a symphony is a mammoth task. And they say Mozart could do it in one day?!

Instrumentation is the same as the first movement + Contrabassoon and Tuba.

La Rejouissance from the Fireworks Suite (HWV 351 No. 4) for Small Orchestra

18 parts5 pages01:396 months ago472 views
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet(2), Bassoon, Trumpet(2), French Horn, Trombone, Tuba(2), Timpani, Violin(2), Viola, Cello, Contrabass
Most music lovers have encountered Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 – 1759) through holiday-time renditions of the Messiah's "Hallelujah" chorus. And many of them know and love that oratorio on Christ's life, death, and resurrection, as well as a few other greatest hits like the orchestral Water Music and Royal Fireworks Music, and perhaps Judas Maccabeus or one of the other English oratorios. Yet his operas, for which he was widely known in his own time, are the province mainly of specialists in Baroque music, and the events of his life, even though they reflected some of the most important musical issues of the day, have never become as familiar as the careers of Bach or Mozart. Perhaps the single word that best describes his life and music is "cosmopolitan": he was a German composer, trained in Italy, who spent most of his life in England.

The War of Austrian Succession was brought to an end by the Treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle, signed in October 1748. Although England had been a somewhat reluctant participant and had gained little from the war, preparations for celebrations commenced the following month with the erection of a large wooden structure incorporating a triumphal arch in London's Green Park -- the framework for a large and impressive display of fireworks. Peace was formally declared in the following February, and Handel, who had then just completed two contrasting oratorios, Susanna and Solomon, was commissioned to provide music for the occasion. Obviously, such music would have to be both grand in scale and suitable for open-air performance -- this latter aspect, in practical terms, calling for a large contingent of wind and brass instruments. Handel originally intended to make use of no fewer than 16 each of trumpets and horns. However, he ran into trouble with the organizers, evidenced by a sequence of bad-tempered letters. Ultimately, he settled for something a little more "modest": 24 oboes, 12 bassoons (including a contrabassoon), nine each of trumpets and horns, three pairs of kettledrums, and an unspecified number of side drums.

Music for the Royal Fireworks consists of five movements, commencing with a suitably pompous and ceremonial Overture in the French style: a slow, dotted-rhythm introduction followed by a contrapuntal Allegro. The suite continues with a lively Bourée, a quieter movement entitled "La paix," the ebullient "La réjouissance," and a final Minuet. A second Minuet, in D minor, which seems to have been added later, was probably used by the composer as a trio section before a final triumphant return to the main Minuet in D major.

The rehearsal of Music for the Royal Fireworks in Vauxhall Gardens on April 21, 1749 takes a place as one of the best attended in the history of musical performance. A huge crowd, said to number in excess of 12,000, is reported to have turned up, blocking many surrounding streets and causing traffic chaos. The actual event was rather less successful; observers reported that in particular, many of the fireworks failed to impress. To make matters worse, the display set fire to one of the pavilions that formed part of the structure. A month later, the music was performed in the rather more peaceful surroundings of the Foundling Hospital. For this occasion Handel reverted to a traditional combination of strings and winds. This is the version in which the music, one of Handel's most popular works, is most often heard today.

Source: AllMusic (https://www.allmusic.com/composition/suite-for-keyboard-suite-de-piece-vol1-no6-in-f-sharp-minor-hwv-431-mc0002366400).

Although originally written for Keyboard, I created this Arrangement of the La Rejouissance from the Fireworks Suite (HWV 351 No. 4) for Small Orchestra (Piccolo, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in A, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Fluglehorn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Timpani, Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass).

Pachelbel's Canon

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Pachelbel's Canon For Brass Quintet.
2 Bb Trumpets, 1 French Horn, 1 Trombone, 1 Tuba.