Jim Pugh’s original Suite Aviariations for Brass Quartet is in 3 bird themed movements totaling about 9 minutes in length:
1. One Good Tern...
2. No Egrets
3. Toucan Danse
The play on words carries through in his music which is full of musical humor, irony and drama.
The work was written for the Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble in 2002.
Instrumentation is for 2 Trumpets (parts for C & B-flat), Horn and Trombone and can be performed by advanced musicians.
The audio sample is take from a beautiful performed recording of the work by by the Graham Ashton Brass Ensemble on Signum Records from 2003.Free pdf Sample