Schumann : Concertstuck for 4 horns (Arranged for Brass quintet)
Product Code : Schumann_01
This is one of Schumannâ€™s most neglected works which is a great shame because of its inventiveness. This may be since it often gets compared to concertoâ€™s by Beethoven and Brahms although it bears little resemblance to these. The work was finalised in 1849 which Schumann considered â€œmy most fruitful yearâ€. By making this piece available for brass quintet, this fulfils one of our projects primary goals for the above reason. In our arrangement which is entirely in the original key, the horn player plays the leading role but we have relieved the hornist from the extreme high and low notes required in the original and we have tried to give the horn player the â€œpick of the fruitâ€. In practical terms, they get to play a mixture of 1st, 2nd and 3rd horn as well as some of the orchestral parts, so horn players might consider this as a useful preparation for performance in the original work. Technically we would consider this as difficult since the ensemble is either playing the horn ensemble parts or the orchestral parts so there is little room for rest. No player (tuba included) will feel left out of this arrangement. The most difficult parts to play are not the horn ensemble parts but as is often the case, the string and woodwind parts in the middle movement of the piece (which the horn player also gets to play) This was one of our most enjoyable pieces to arrange, and we hope you find this as enjoyable to play
In most cases, this is the arrangment being played back using the Sibelius video export facility, but in some cases this is an actual performance by groups commissioned by Undiscovered Brass to actually perform the arrangment.
Concertstuck for 4 horns (Arranged for Brass quintet)