These three little pieces were written to fulfill two brass quintet needs that were explained to me: short, high energy openers and “epically beautiful” slow movements.
The three were written at a time when I was reading far more widely than my usual history books, and in a month filled with momentous events. The pieces (and their titles) reflect and embody the disputation, dialogue and questioning of these two weeks that informed my writing.
Titles and timings:
No. 1: Hitch – 2 min
No. 2: Essay – 4 ½ min
No. 3: Miranda – 2 ½ min
Total: approx. 9 minutes
Click to watch Gaudete Brass perform all three preludes: