Chopin : 1 minute waltz (Arranged for Brass quintet)

Product Code : Chopin_01
Although it has long been known as the "Minute" Waltz, its nickname was intended to mean "small" in the sense of a "miniature" waltz, given by its publisher. Chopin did not intend for this waltz to be played in one minute. A typical performance of the work will last between one and a half and two and a half minutes one of Chopin's biographers, has suggested that Chopin got the inspiration for this waltz as he was watching a small dog chase its tail, which prompted the composer to name the piece Valse du petit chien, meaning "The Little Dog Waltz".
In our arrangement, we have attempted to make this as simple to play as possible by splitting the theme between the ensemble so that there is as little for each player to play as possible so that they can concentrate on learning the short runs that they have.
Technically we would still class this is difficult since unless this is played at a very slow tempo which would somewhat detract from the appeal of the piece, then even the small runs that we have given to each player still require to be mastered. We hope that some of the ensembles reading this will treat this as a challenge!
No. of Players : 5 Difficulty : Difficult Arranged by : Mark Leigh
Download sample file : Click here
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.
1 minute waltz (Arranged for Brass quintet)
Price : £20