Augusta Read Thomas: Avian Capriccio for Brass Quintet - score and parts [Printed Music]
Avian Capriccio (2016)
for brass quintet
Duration: c.12 minutes
40-page A4 saddle stitched score and 5 A4 saddle stitched parts
Commissioned by Axiom Brass in celebration of their 10th Anniversary and premiered by the Axiom Brass on 16 September 2016.
Avian Capriccio performed by Axiom Brass Quintet, who commissioned the work for their 10th anniversary in 2016. With each of the work's three movements inspired by a different bird the result is some striking and interesting brass writing. The first movement 'Humming Birds' is suitably fleet and dazzling, with all the five brass instruments showing remarkable dexterity, whilst the second movement 'Swans' is all sustained, long lines and almost flows into 'Canaries' with its rather jazzy rhythms. Planet Hugill