Cirque du Brasse'air

Music of Sally Greenaway
Commissioned by Brass Knuckle Brass Band

Imagine an eclectic mix of New Orleans brass bands, Oompah brass band and circus bands - this charismatic piece explores the full range of colours and rhythmic drive available in this exciting lineup of instruments.

Opening with a Funeral procession lead by the trumpet, then a characterful dark march, leading into an extended waltz section, reprised by the funeral procession.

Category: Brass instruments; Jazz: Trio, Large Ensemble, Big Band;
Instrumentation: New Orleans Brass Band: 2x Bb Trumpets, 2x Tenor Trombones, Baritone Sax, Sousaphone (or Tuba), Percussion, Drum Kit
Year: 2011
Work duration: 5min 30sec
Difficulty/level: Grade 3-4
Commissioned by: Brass Knuckle Brass Band

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