Frost Fire

Catalog numbers: 

SMC SU543SC/ HL 285008

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Detailed Instrumentation: 
Brass Quintet
This work, based on traditional forms and models, is in three movements.  Movements: I. "Bright and Fast" is a joyous celebration of sonorous chords, playful motives and rhythmic gestures.  II. "Gentle and Mysterious" has a waltz-like feel.  III. "Tense and Dramatic" brings back material from the first movement, but sets it in a much more turbulent and frenetic environment.  "Frost Fire" was commissioned by  and is dedicated to the American Brass Quintet to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the ensemble.