Vuelta del Fuego
for Brass Quintet (2008)
The idea for Vuelta del Fuego came from a love of that Mexican "Zorro" sound that mixes over-the-top romance with unabashed flair and swagger. I wrote this piece for a group that I played in at the time, the Continuum Brass Quintet, which was made up of some of the best musicians with whom I've ever played.
"In all my years of playing brass quintets, I can honestly say that Vuelta del Fuego ranks on top of my most favorite pieces to play. Not only fun for the players, but equally rewarding for the audience. Kevin's compositions are appropriate for any venue and concert and he has emerged as one of the bright young stars in the brass quintet world with his new compositions."
— Ryan Anthony
from All-Star Brass Quintet 2009
Jens Lindemann, Ryan Anthony - trumpets
Martin Hackleman - horn
Keith Dyrda - trombone
Patrick Sheridan - tuba