La Guamina

Composer: 
Gioseppe Guami
Catalog numbers: 

SMC SS914/ HL 3774599

Price: 
$12.95
Duration (minutes): 
2
Detailed Instrumentation: 
Brass Quartet: 2 Bb trumpets and 2 tenor trombones (or 1 horn in F and 1 trombone.)
Gioseppe Guami (ca. 1540 - 1611), the eldest member of an Italian family of musicians, was a composer of both instrumental and vocal works and was also renonwned for his skill as an organist.  This canzona, one of twenty such works included in the composer's collection of "Canzonette francese" published posthumously by Pahlese in Antwerp, was transcribed for brass quartet by Phillip Crabtree from a microfilm copy of the collection which exists in the British Musuem.  Instrumentation: 2 Bb trumpets and 2 tenor trombones (or 1 horn in F and 1 trombone.)