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"A highly effective four movement work for brass quintet, somewhat austere in its emotional tone, well written for the instruments, with a welcome mix of declamatory and more linear sections, holds interest throughout. Rhythmically sophisticated, with varying colors, weights and energies, carefully controlled. The opening of the "Requiem" is a welcome contrast from the forceful energy of what has come before. Even the loud interjections here seem to grow naturally out of the calmer atmosphere. The straight ahead rhythmic intensity of the "Danse Profane" is again welcome and keeps the composition, despite its lack of evident lyricism, with good tonal variety and helps avoid tedium. A very strong ending movement."

The American Prize Judging Panel




Affectations
for Brass Quintet

Duration: approximately 17 minutes and 30 seconds



AFFECTATIONS was commissioned by the University of Tennessee Brass Quintet, and was premiered by this ensemble in 1977.



Movements

I. Proclamatory (2:06)
II. Regeneration (5:16)
III. Requiem (4:44)
IV. Danse Profane (3:56)

Instrumentation

Bb Trumpet 1
Bb Trumpet 2
F Horn
Trombone
Tuba

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