GORDON JACOB
'Harmonic Brass' CD containing Changing Moods

Changing Moods
for Brass Quintet

DATE WRITTEN1983
DEDICATED TOThe Farnaby Brass Ensemble
FIRST PERFORMANCE  The Farnaby Brass Ensemble
MOVEMENTSCeremonial, Nostalgic, Devotional, Cheerful

REVIEW ON LUDWIG VAN WEB
Gordon Jacob's Changing Moods belongs to his relatively fertile late period, from the last six years of his long life. His opening movement, Ceremonial, is baroque in spirit, and the Quintet employ some good control of dynamics. Nostalgic is the name Jacob gave to the second movement and it has the feel of a carol with pleasing ascending lines; in the fourth, final movement the near nonagenarian throws out brass layering, jazzy accelerandos, and his indelible joyful spirit. It sounds beautifully written for brass quintet.

CD AVAILABLE FROM
Brass Works Munich

SHEET MUSIC/SCORE AVAILABLE FROM
Emerson online shop
Boosey & Hawkes, email


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