Cassius is one of my favorite original pieces for brass quintet. It is typical of my “soft-core modern” style: melodic, thematic, solid formally, but with harmonies based on stacked fourths and melody-driven mixed meters.

 

The sheet music is published by the TBQ Press - http://www.tbqpress.com/ Scroll down their listings to find the piece.
 

The score example on my page demonstrates the kind of “short-hand” counting system I use for mixed meters in my pieces, while the “numbers above” system on the trumpet part shows what TBQ Press used. If you buy the piece from TBA and decide you want to try my short-hand version of score and parts just let me know.

 

The mp3 performance is from my CD “Savannah River Brassworks,” available on my Recordings page (link)

Cassius - Volkmann
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