Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore for Brass Quintet (Vol. 1)
Arrangement for Brass Quintet
Michael Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore for Brass Quintet (Vol. 1) is an arrangement by Aron Simon. The piece is a set of 5 dances for two trumpets, horn, trombone, tuba and optional percussion. The arrangement is 10 minutes long and the sheet music was published in 2020 by Saker Music Company.
To sum up, we recommend this piece for any brass quintet recital, concert or gigs. In short, these dances are very sparky when performed by brass instruments. However, the two tenor drums also add a whole lot to the performance.
The dances in the piece:
- Ballet du Roy pour sonner apres
- Courante So ben mi ch'ha bon tempo
- Three Voltes
Get the sheet music of Volume 2 as well:
About the collection of dances
Terpsichore is a collection of over 300 instrumental dance pieces by Michael Praetorius. There were no instruments specified on the score. As a result many combinations of woodwind, brass, and string instruments performed these pieces over the hundreds of years. These pieces sound especially great on brass instruments. That is to say we selected and arranged five of these dances in this volume (Vol.1) for brass quintet and optional percussion. The percussion parts are included.
About Michael Praetorius
Michael Praetorius (probably 28 September 1571 – 15 February 1621) was a German composer, organist, and music theorist. He was one of the most versatile composers of his age. He was particularly significant in the development of musical forms based on Protestant hymns.