Sheet music for Brass Ensemble
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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.
I am looking for some music for my young band to play at concerts and competitions.I need 3 Cornet/Trumpet parts, 1 Euphonium part, 2 Baritone parts, 3/4 Trombone parts, 1 Tuba part and 2 Horn parts. I do not mind if their is not all the parts since i can do them myself. I just need inspiration. Thanks! :)
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 willfeel 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 !
Voice(2), Brass Ensemble, French Horn, Tuba, Strings(3), Organ
12/16/2017 - Modified measures 41 - 44. 12/26/2016 - Added a tuba for more bass support. 12/19/2016 - This is another attempt at transcribing by ear another selection from an old recording more fully described in my "Joy To The World" score comments. (See https://musescore.com/user/24069/scores/145294). It's only the last stanza finale from a very lavish arrangement of the entire carol. I started it last Christmas but gave up. Now it's Christmas again, so I thought I better finish it before another Christmas goes by. Since the original is so lavish I was only able to score really just my impression of what it sounds like.
French Horn(3), Flute, Trumpet(2), Trombone, Tuba(2), Brass Ensemble
This is my attempt at a Ensemble piece. I have the base chords I used to structure it, put in with it. The Quintuplets are a staple of the opening section and it is meant to be a bit confusing. Any constructive criticism or advice to improve the piece is welcomed. I hope you enjoy it. (also there is a flute part that can be replace with a piccolo trumpet. I like the flute sound over the trumpet, but for brass ensembles, you can make the change.) *Disclaimer* The Bass Trombone was a request by a friend of mine, so it is an addition and not a part of the normal instrumentation. 3/13/18- Fixed Low Brass Parts 3/20/18- Added Bass Trombone (Requested) and Tweaked some parts (Tuba and Low Brass) 4/27/18- Fix some notes in Tuba and tweaked Trombones a little.
Keyboard, Piano(2), Percussion(4), Organ(2), Harmonica, Guitar(2), Brass Ensemble, Voice, Strings(2), Bass, Viola
*Select Optimal Audio From Drop-Down Menu Above Score* An orchestral piece composed by Timothy Schmidt. This YouTube video has the original version and additional information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6BAnVqpYzE Actual Instrumentation: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet in Bb, Bassoon, Horns in F (2), Trumpet in Bb, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani (3), Drumset, Bass Drum, Piano, String Ensemble Music performed primarily using Virtual Playing Orchestra: http://virtualplaying.com/virtual-playing-orchestra/ Samples from the following are also used: Musyng Kite: https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=351893 Anthony Percussion: http://www.anthonydeaton.com/philharmonic.html
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
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: email@example.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