Back when I thought I was going to be funding a sacred brass quintet CD, I let people know that I was looking for my very first arrangement for Brass Quintet. It was an arrangement of Tchaikovsky’s piano piece titled Morning Prayer. Word got out and someone eventually sent me a copy.
What I didn’t remember about that piece was that it was so short, less than a minute long.
So I had the idea to use that original transcription as a theme for a theme and variations composition. This Morning Prayer Variations is the result of that idea.
The piece features each of the players in the quintet. Each of those features is a different variation in the form. The piece then ends with a more exciting restatement of the original theme.
This work has not been performed yet, so if you do perform it, please let us know and we will advertise your performance as a “world premier”.
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