Suite for brass quintet

by Ivar Lunde, Jr.

The Suite for Brass Quintet was completed in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in 1971. Supposedly this is one of the first quintets written for this type of an ensemble by a Norwegian composer. The work is written in a tonal environment employing frequent parallel harmonic structures. The mood changes from the more serious and mysterious (movement 5) to the lighter and frivolous (movement 6). The first movement is reminiscent of medieval echo chant. A variety of mutes are used throughout.

 Several ensembles have featured the Suite in concert such as the Oslo Brass Quintet (Norway).

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