Beth Anderson

Brass Swale

Year: 1988

Duration (in minutes): 5'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: brass ensemble, brass quartet, small chamber ensembles - 2 to 4 players

Instruments: euphonium, trombone

Description: Tonal. Commissioned/Premiered by the Redlands' New Music Ensemble. (A swale is a meadow or a marsh where a lot of wild plants grow together. The composer discovered the word when a horse named Swale won the Kentucky Derby several years ago. Since her work is primarily collage of newly composed musical swatches, she has used the name extensively.) This is a brass quintet.

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