Holst - Mercury, The Winged Messenger for 14-part Brass Ensemble, Timpani and Glockenspiel
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Mercury, The Winged Messenger, written in 1916 is the 3rd movement of Gustav Holst's iconic 7-movement suite. It is light, flitting and scherzando in style.
Mr. Sauer has used a very ingenious scoring technique for the brass to keep the music flowing for the very fast, long phrases used by the composer.
Instrumentation is for:
4 Trumpets in C (1st part includes Piccolo)
Euphonium (Tenor Tuba), 2 Tubas
Timpani and Glockenspiel
Mr. Sauer has also transcribed other selections (also available on this site) from Holst's Planets Suite including:
Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn and Uranus.
In addition - the entire Suite of six movements can be purchased at a discount from the retail prices.