HornsmokeHornsmoke (a Horse Opera for Brass Quintet and Narration),
Brass Quintet (Trumpet in Bb, cornet in Bb, Horn in F, Trombone (t-b), Tuba) and Narration, (October 20, 1975), (22 min.).
IV. The wedding
V. Square dance
VII. Introduction and tango
VIII. Showdown and finale
Published by Elkan-Vogel, Inc. (1987), 164-00175.
Recording available on the album Hornsmoke: Chestnut Brass Company.
This is a musical theatre piece where the musicians are required to act while playing music. A completed version of the Polka from “Hornsmoke” is also available.
Commissioned by the Canadian Brass.
Selected performance: May 31, 1978, the Canadian Brass at the Beacon Theatre in New York City.