Additional Resources

On the Web

Professional Brass Quintets around the World – A few of my favorites

American Brass Quintet

Atlantic Brass Quintet

Belgian Brass

Boston Brass

Canadian Brass

Center City Brass Quintet

Chicago Brass Quintet

Dallas Brass

Eastern Brass Quintet

Eastman Brass

Empire Brass

Florida State Brass Quintet

Gaudete Brass Quintet

Giannini Brass

Georgia Brass Quintet

Iowa Brass Quintet

Lyric Brass Quintet

Market Street Brass

Meridian Arts Ensemble

New Mexico Brass Quintet

New York Brass Quintet

Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Potsdam Brass Quintet


Rhythm and Brass

Smoky Mountain Brass Quintet

Spanish Brass Luur Metalls

St. Louis Brass Quintet

Synergy Brass Quintet

Stockholm Chamber Brass

U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band, Heritage Brass Quintet

U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Brass Quintet

U.S. Military Academy Band, Heritage Brass Quintet

U.S. Naval Academy Brass Quintet

U.S. Navy Band Brass Quintet

Western Brass Quintet

Wisconsin Brass Quintet

More Links!

American Brass Quintet – Online Database of Brass Quintet Compositions

Brass Ensemble Websites Worldwide (Click on “Bands” then “Brass Ensembles” in the top menu bar.)

Brass Ensemble Websites in the US

Videos – Various performances by professional brass quintets. Links subject to terms of use by their hosting sites (i.e. links may be disabled due to copyright restrictions)

Blair Brass Quintet: Live from Blair (complete concert!)

Boston Brass: Ginastera, Estancia Suite, Danza Finale

Canadian Brass Quintet: Magic Horn CD

Dallas Brass: Promo Video

Empire Brass Quintet: Chinese New Year Spectacular

Gaudete Brass Quintet: Weep, Weep Mine Eyes (1608)

Gewandhaus Orchestra Brass Quintet: Hansel und Gretel

Naval Academy Band Brass Quintet: Dahl, Music for Brass Instruments, III.Fugue

Prism Brass Ensemble: Gabrieli, Canzona Per Sonare No. 1

Rhythm and Brass: Promo Video

Synergy Brass Quintet: Promo Video

In Print – A Small Sampling


Day, Donald K.  “A Comprehensive Bibliography of Music for Brass Quintet.”  In The Brass Anthology.  Evanston, IL:  The Instrumentalist Company, 1980.


Cummings, Barton.  Teaching Technique on Brass Instruments. Troy, MI:  Encore Music Publishers 1997.

Hill, Douglas.  Collected Thoughts on Teaching and Learning, Creativity, and Horn   Performance. Miami, FL:  Warner Brothers Publications, 2001.

Hill, Douglas.  Extended Techniques for the Horn: A Practical Handbook for Students, Performers, and Composers. Miami, FL:Warner Brothers Publications, 1983, 1996.

Reynolds, Verne.  The Horn Handbook. Portland, OR:  Amadeus Press, 1997.

Dissertations – Abstracts and complete texts available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses

Boldin, James Edwin. A Fully Annotated Selection of Excerpts, Historical Recordings, and Techniques Required for the Horn in the Standard Brass Quintet Repertoire, D.M.A. dissertation, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007.

Brown, Patricia Ann. Complete Balance: Balancing the Horn within Brass and Wind Quintets. D.M.A. dissertation, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998.

Goforth, Steven Tucker. Baroque Ornamentation Practices Applied to Transcriptions for the Modern Brass Quintet Using Selected Compositions of Johann Pezel and Samuel Scheidt. D.M.A. dissertation, The University of Oklahoma, 1996.

Hofacre, Marta Jean. The Use of Tenor Trombone in Twentieth-century Brass Quintet Music: a Brief Historical Overview with a Comprehensive Listing of Original Published Twentieth-century Quintets and a Discussion of Tenor Trombone Excerpts from Selected  Compositions. D.M.A. dissertation, University of Oklahoma, 1986.

Jones, William Lalverse, Jr. The Brass Quintet: An Historical and Stylistic Survery. D.M.A. dissertation, University of Kentucky, 1998.

Kiser, Daniel Wayne.  A Musical and Pedagogical Classification of Selected Brass Quintet Literature.  D.M.A. dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 1987.

Klingbeil, Stephen Mark. A Performer’s Guide to Selected Music for Brass Quintet, 1968-1990. D.M.A. dissertation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1993.

Kliszus, Edward Anthony, Jr. The American Brass Quintet and Elliott Carter’s Brass Quintet: Sound, Syntax, and Musical Expressivity. Ph.D. dissertation, New York University, 2000.

Lindahl, Robert Gordon. Brass Quintet Instrumentation: Tuba Versus Bass Trombone. D.M.A. dissertation, Arizona State University, 1988.

Perkins, John Delbert. The Historical Development and Influence of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Emphasizing Elgar Howarth and His Music. D.M.A. dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, 2001.

Rimm-Hewitt, Scott L. The Impact of Luther Henderson’s Arrangements Upon the Canadian Brass. D.M.A. dissertation, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2004.

Sherman, Francine Kay. The American Brass Quintet: Values and Achievements. D.M.A. dissertation, The University of Oklahoma, 1992.

Sorenson, Randall Jay. Original Repertoire for the American Brass Quintet, 1962-1987: A Guide for Performers and Composers. D.A. dissertation, Ball State University, 1998.

Springer, Mark Alan. A Performance and Rehearsal Guide to Two Contemporary Brass Quintets: “Colchester Fantasy” Dr. Eric Ewazen. “Seasons: A Symphony for Brass Quintet” John D. Stevens. D.M.A. dissertation, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999.

Tuinstra, John S.  The Tuba in Twentieth Century Brass Quintet Repertoire: A Pedagogical Discussion of Excerpts from Selected Compositions. D.M.A. dissertation, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.

Tunnell, Michael Hilton. A Comprehensive Performance Project in Trumpet Literature; An Essay on Selected Trumpet Excerpts from Brass Quintets by Ingolf Dahl, Gunther Schuller, Alvin Etler, and Jan Bach; and a Bibliography of Brass Quintets Written by American Composers from 1938 to 1980. D.M.A. dissertation, The University of Southern Mississippi, 1982.

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