Brahms - Academic Festival Overture for 12-part Brass Ensemble and Percussion
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Brahms Academic Festival Overture was composed in 1880 as a thank you to the University of Breslau which awarded him an honorary Doctorate. The work is a boisterous collection of student drinking songs but not without some of his patented dark melancholy in between sections.
Matthew McCrady has beautifully arranged the entire 10-minute work for 12-part Brass Ensemble, Timpani and Percussion, employing the rich sounds from Brahms' composition.
For advanced performers, the instrumentation is for:
4 Trumpets (2 in C, 2 in B-flat plus Flugelhorn), 2 Horns, 3 Trombones, 2 Euphoniums, Tuba, Timpani and 2 Percussion.Free pdf Sample