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Galleons and Cutlasses - for Brass Quintet (2013)

"...a captivating two-movement work that highlights the very best qualities of the brass quintet."

• March 2015 ITG Journal

Galleons and Cutlasses Consortium

Bridge Brass Quintet

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada 

Auburn University Dean's Brass Quintet

Auburn, AL
"Boro" Brass Quintet

Georgia Southern University

All-Star Brass Quintet

Banff, Canada

D.C. Brass Collective

Washington D.C.
Oklahoma State Univ. Faculty Brass Quintet
Stillwater, Oklahoma
Valor Brass Quintet
Washington, D.C.
The Thistle Hill Brass Company
Fort Worth, Texas
CCM Chamber Brass
Cincinnati, Ohio
Bala Brass
Boston, Massachusetts
Metales M5 Mexican Brass
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Great Noise Ensemble

Washington, D.C.

I have always been a huge fan of pirates.  Some of my favorite films are the old Errol Flynn swashbucklers Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk and the lesser known version of Treasure Island starring Charleton Heston and Christian Bale.  For a while now I have been waiting for a good opportunity to channel some of this pirate love into a composition and thanks to the generous support of the Galleons and Cutlasses Consortium*, I have finally been able to do so.  With 2 contrasting movements, Phantom Ship and Tempting Davy's Grip, this is my ode to pirates.  (Bb and C trumpet parts included)

Duration: 8'00"

US - mailed sheet music
Int'l - emailed as PDF
(mailed/emailed within 24 hours)

I. Phantom Ship

II. Tempting Davy's Grip

The Navy Band Brass Quintet

MU1 Brandon Almagro, MUC Chris Sala- Trumpets

MU1 Jason Ayoub - Horn

MU1 Colin Wise - Trombone

MU1 James Hicks - Tuba

I had this awesome painting by Peter Lee set as my desktop background while writing this piece.