Elizabeth Austin

To Begin

Year: 1990

Duration (in minutes): 6'39;45'34;

Difficulty: Medium (college/community)

Category: brass ensemble, brass quintet, larger chamber ensembles - more than 4 players

Instruments: any brass, horn, trombone, trumpet, tuba

Description: Inspired by a cummings phrase, "..the leaping greenly spirits of trees..", the frolicsome first movement gives way to a musical ballgame in Movement II. A boisterous concluding L„ndler sustains a light mood, while a theme from Beethoven's Fidelio is cited: "Es sucht der Bruder seine Brder." ("Brother seeks brothers.") On Capstone CD : CPS-8625

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