WANTED! Octet music

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by Rambo Chick, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Rambo Chick

    Rambo Chick Member

    as part of a university module i am doing,i am forming a brass octet but i want to know where i can find sheet music for this ensemble as it seems rare and i don't think im looking in the right place. so please, any sites or links or shops that any of you know of, could you post them here!thank you!
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    There seems to quite a lot around for 5, 6 or 10 piece groups, but very little for octet: what is your instrumentation going to be?
  3. WorldofBrass.com

    WorldofBrass.com Active Member

    Get hold of the brass catalogue from June Emerson Wind Music (http://www.juneemerson.co.uk), that will help you.
    However, as Peter says, eight piece is unusual compared to 5, 6 or 10 part.
  4. Thirteen Ball

    Thirteen Ball Active Member

    A trawl of the web only turned up one octet by name. Funny instrumentation too. If it's any use, try...

    http://www.musicroom.com/search.aspx?searchtext=brass octet&searchtype=all

    I also found a bunch of brass ensemble pieces of varying numbers of players at...


    ...some of them look like they've got 8 players. Can't vouch for the instrumentation though.

    There's quite a lot of chamber music written in 8 parts if you fancy a go at re-writing some of it.

    Hope that helps!
  5. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Maybe some of the Gabrieli Canzonas and Sonatas could give you a kick start (Sonata Pian' e Forte is 8 part as I recall). Depending on the edition, there may well be extra parts for treble clef this and bass clef that etc.
  6. Rambo Chick

    Rambo Chick Member

    i have 3 cornets, two tenor horns, a trombone, a euphonium, and a tuba
  7. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Well some of the Gabrieli stuff should work if that's your cup of tea and you can find the right edition/s. Whether the Eric Crees editions cover alternative instrumentation I don't know. Nevertheless, if Gabrieli doesn't interest you, I'll shut up! :)
  8. Rambo Chick

    Rambo Chick Member

    gabrieli is a great suggestion as it happens because i have a friend who has just started arranging one of his canzones! i need other music too-these university tutor types like a variety of music, tsk tsk! so thanks for your ideas-the gabrieli should sound really good me thinks :D

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