Intermezzo for Brass Quintet (free MP3 download)

Frederik Magle

Administrator
Staff member
It's time for an mp3 download...

The piece, "Intermezzo for Brass Quintet" is very small - only takes about a minute to play, yet I hold it rather highly myself
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It can also be found as track No. 3 on the CD Light On Your Path
It's performed by the Brass Ensemble of the Danish Royal Guards, who recorded it in 2000. I'm going to upload the score (pdf) later. [edit: done]

Download Intermezzo for Brass Quintet (1.6 MB, 192kbps mp3)

Click here to download the score (90 KB pdf) (contact me for the parts)

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(Brass Ensemble of the Royal Guards)

Comments are most welcomed
 

Pamadu

Civilian
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WELL.!!!!! A Lovely little piece...It moves along,with a little cheeky ending...Not a Note Missed
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Super Harmony.!!!!.This should please ALL the Brass/Horn Players,as well as all of us...Very refreshing indeed. Thanks Frederik Cheers
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Pamadu/Paul.
P.S. I am glad the PDF is coming
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corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
hmm... - that's a peculiar little piece... - some baroque-scholar would probably be thrilled with this continual "fortspinnung". it's "cute"... but a little "uneasy" i someway do to this contiual no-cadenza type of "intermezzo"...
as to the hornplaying pleasing... well... - I think it's more fun for the trumpets as compared to the lowbrass "hoot hoooot" - but with that said... any addition to the repetoire for the brassquintet is very much appreciated
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the general style and ending somehow resembles Peter Schickele - in his pdq bach compositions...
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Frederik Magle

Administrator
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I'm glad you like it, Pamadu
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Corno....hmmm... well, I don't agree with your perception of it being "uneasy". It is very short, and thus you may not have time to get "adjusted", however, that's actually the point: It's like you get just a glimpse of the music, then it's gone...

anyhow, I've uploaded score
 

Pamadu

Civilian
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Can't get PDF Down.??????? Keeps giving me a Message the same as "Hitsware's" Midis...then crashes Puter.
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EDIT.!!!!!!!!!! Have been to Active X Controls Centre at Microsoft (that's what little box tells me to go when I press download attachment) and still cannot get it down.....Don't know why.?????????

EDIT.!!!!! Can hear at 0.35 a little thingo there of dissonance....but can't get trumpet at end (bar 9)....but can't the score
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corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
well... it's not that it's "uneasy" as such... might be a bad word in this context... - it IS a intermezzo and as such I think it fits nicely in that it not "dwells" and that it "keeps going"... - but somehow that's the same things that makes it a little, hmm... what's the word... "jiggly"
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heh... hmm... not really fitting either... - maybe a Danish expression like "så hold da i det mindste en lille (harmonisk) pause, for dælen da..." hehe
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- I like it, it's not bad at all, and the style is also quite good, albeit "rustic"
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- there's one chord around 0.35 (where the horn has a little audible "movement" that dissonates a little, some seconds clashing, just to "abrupt" the "flow" a little - just before it "recaps" the beginning with the other trumpet taking some fanfare-like position and continues to accompany the group towards the end...
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EDIT... well somehow it always helps me to get a look at the music - and this time it made it a little more clear that the fact I might find it "uneasy" was the two bars you keep repeating over and over and over
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- as to Pauls comment on the "error free playing" I think there's a small stumble from one of the trumpets in the end of bar 9... - yeah... I'm a "clam"-buff
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- it's an environmental-illness
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EDIT 2: well, it grows on you... that's for sure...
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- I've been playing with bars 9-12 just to add that little extra "corno-overkill-fooling-around-with-other-people's-music"
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(all in good fun off cause, no "harm" intended neither composer nor work
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) - if allowed I can post my "fooling-around" here later (else I'll probably just hit the delete button tomorrow when I wake up and see "the mess" I've made
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) - I'm heading off to bed now - going to Sweden tomorrow for a little prolonged "out-back-Sweden" weekend... just to say hi to the mooses. heh...
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So have a nice moose-free weekend all of you
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Jamie

Banned
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Hi Frederik. i have tried as well as pamadu and all we can get when we hit the 'attachment' download button for the pdf is a notice asking us YES or NO to go to this site.
http://activex.microsoft.com/ go to active x gallery.
but we cannot find what we are supposed to download.the same thing was what happened when all the zelsoftware midis came in by hitsware.we have the latest active x and it has all components with it. very very strange regards Jamie.
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look at the number of views as compared to downloads,more downloads than views, and it seems to add 3 or more hits when we hit the button.
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one day we may get it
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BTW. i love the piece as well.it is well done and is 'one minute' of good sounding BRASS/HORNS
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Jamie.

BTW. corno. never seen mooses up close here in Australia.take a few photos for us. pleaseeeeeeeeee Jamie
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corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
the attachment downloaded fine for me... strange... oh well
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jamie... I'll bring my digi-cam but I cannot promise anything... else a random-swedish-chef episode of the Muppet Show should do the trick
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hehe... have a nice weekend
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Frederik Magle

Administrator
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I'm glad you like it too, Jamie.

It seems that you have to have a newer version of acrobat reader and IE5 or higher for the attachments to work properly...
 

Pamadu

Civilian
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Thanks....Jamie got it down on other PC with a Higher version of The Reader.....It came out OK on Mine via the email....So all is well Now. Cheers
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Pamadu/Paul.
 

hornsalvig

New member
Hep Frederik.
Rigtig godt stykke. "light music".

Må vi spille det med vores kvintet. vi har desværre ikke tube, men euphonium, men det skal nok kunne lade sig gøre.

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Frederik Magle

Administrator
Staff member
Først og fremmest velkommen til MIMF, Hornsalvig!
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Jeg er glad for a t du synes om mit "Intermezzo" for messingkvintet. Du og din kvintet skal være velkomne til at spille det (hvis I blot husker at fortælle det til KODA når I opfører det offentligt
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), og det er også i orden at I omlægger Tuba-stemmen til Euphonium - det skal nok komme til at lyde godt alligevel.
 

corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
dejligt med flere hornister i dette forum...
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velkommen til hornsalvig
 

hornsalvig

New member
Flot Salvig
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Hvis jeg nu tager min tandpasta med næste gang, så har vi en tube. Hrmm - åndsvag stavefejl.

Tak for velkomsten Frederik. Jeg har jo selv musik registreret, så du kan tro jeg ikke glemmer KODA. Dem der gør er nogle...
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Jeps corno - hornister rykker
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pyh - konkurrence i ensemble Midt-Vest i næste uge - øve-øve-øve-øve-øve-øve-øve-øve...

så jeg er nok ikke på nettet så meget, men bagefter vender jeg stærkt tilbage

hornsalvig
 

Nalia

Commodore of History & Muses
Velkommen til mimf
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Der er en tråd herinde, hvor man kan fortælle lidt om sig selv og du kan læse om os andre
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Syntes der er ved at være lige lovligt mange hornister herinde (en, to, mange..)
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Nalia
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hornsalvig

New member
jaja nalia men jeg synger nu også - og ikke kun i badet, så vær ikke bange.

for nu at blive ved emnet, så måtte jeg jo lige på biblioteket for at låne alle de CD'er med Frederik de havde. Og jeg har brugt aftenen med at høre dem igennem (opgav at høre Cæcilie-musikken - for træt, sorry) og for ikke at trække denne kommentar i langdrag, så kunne jeg lide det meste, men "Skyggen" fra "Sangen er et Eventyr" slog fuldstændig benene væk under mig - også selv om jeg sad i sofaen. Verdensklasse Frederik!!!!
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Hans Arvid

New member
Hi Frederik,
first of all I'm new to this eminent forum. I like your piece very much, as it embraces the noble qualities of the brass. The first and dominant phrase has a quick and... open-minded taste of motif, an elegant fortspinning and a cool ending comment(imitation). It then lingers on increasing in tension, mainly due to the rising trumpets. It is indeed very, very pleasant to listen to. I do think though, that you trick us a little by letting the tuba end with this lonely ess in the last bar, as a comical artefact. I'd prefer it to end with the others on the third count, keeping the taste of dignity alive long after the ending.
A very enjoyable piece, Frederik!
 

Frederik Magle

Administrator
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Hi Hans, and welcome to MIMF.dk
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Thank you very much for your review of my "Intermezzo" - I'm glad you like it! Regarding the end note: yes, it is indeed a humoristic "artefact", but I don't think it is way out of order in regard to the general caracter of the piece - it is after all an only 1 minute long and have a lighter touch to it (even though the piece is dead serious, I'm always serious about music - even when it contains humor). But I do see what you mean.
 

Hans Arvid

New member
I have just written a piece myself for Brass quintet, which I would like to present to this forum (and which I'd like to have performed). Is it appropriate?
Regards! Hans
 

corno

Vice Admiral of Notes, Dots & at times also Slurs
Present away.
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- just do it in an appropriate forum in here.
 
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