It was a great honor to recently have my Brass Quintet #2 performed by the Lone Star Brass of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale at the Wagner-Noel Performing Arts Center. Along with being excellent musicians, the piece was played by super-nice guys, some of whom I have had relationship with for decades.
I wrote Brass Quintet #2 approximately 13 years ago, and was pleased to have its premiere April 3, 2016.
The piece is written in four contrasting movements. Mvt. 1 is Renaissance-like, Mvt. 2 is aggressively contrapuntal, Mvt. 3 is peaceful with a hint of jazz sonorities, and Mvt. 4 is motivically cumulative, finishing with a bright 16-note passage.
I hope you enjoy listening.