Giovanni Gabrieli worked as an organist at the Basilica of St Marks in Venice during the time that saw the transition from the Renaissance to the early Baroque period . He was also responsible for much of the ceremonial music that took place in this remarkable place. He wrote many pieces that featured groups of brass players placed around the Basilica (on balconies and in galleries). He composed his music in a style that traded-off these brass groups against each other and took particular advantage of the building’s echo; featuring this at the heart of his music’s sonority.
Part of a collection of thirty original compositions and arrangements entitled Ba-Da-Boom Brass.
Inspired by the heritage and culture of world and historical brass-related styles.
We hope this repertoire will prompt a growing inquisitiveness for brass players of all ages and styles and was created with a brass club or gathering in mind.
Set at a moderate / training band standard, these pieces can be played by a flexi group of mixed brass instruments plus assorted optional percussion.
A minimum of 4 brass players is necessary, but the maximum is limitless.
All 4 brass voices have occasional divisi passages; in these instances more texture and harmonic colour is added.
In the instance of using just four brass players, playing just the top part in each case will provide a cohesive performance.