12 Canzonets by Thomas Morley from The First Booke Of Canzonets To Two Voyces (1595) transcribed for brass duo. They are not overly complex but very satisfying to play. With sumptuous Renaissance harmony and counterpoint, including hemiolas, false relations, meter changes, double suspensions and a smattering of Picardy thirds, this wonderful music lives beyond the text, and as brass duets they sound a like mini Gabrieli sonatas.
Available in treble or bass clef.
The duets can be played by…
- two treble clef instruments (e.g., two C trumpets, Bb cornet & Bb euphonium, Eb tenor horn & Eb bass),
- two concert pitch bass clef instruments (e.g., trombone & tuba),
- any treble clef Bb instrument with any concert pitch bass clef instrument (e.g., trumpet & trombone).
It doesn’t matter if the instruments are pitched an octave apart or if the lower-voiced instrument plays the upper stave.
18 pages in score format - no separate parts
Grades 4 to 5