I'm wondering about different brass ensemble traditions in different countrys. The traditional swedish brass ensemble, (i.e. the one that was the most common in the end of the 19th century & beginning of the 20th century) is the brass sextet. the traditional swedish rbass sextet consists of: 1 Eb-cornet 1 Bb-cornet 1 alto-horn in Eb 1 valve-trombone in Bb (don't know if that is the right word in english) 1 Tenor horn in Bb 1 tuba In finland during the same time the brass septet was the most common. that one consisted of the same ensemble as above plus an extra Bb-cornet. Is there similar traditions in other countrys? When did the brass quintet enter the stage? I heard that Victor Ewald is said to have written the first piece of music for brass quintet. is that true? when was that?