COAT OF ARMS - Brass Quintet
Instrumentation: 2 Trumpets, Horn in F, Trombone and Tuba
The Latin title meaning to celebrate is perfect for this bright, energetic original that features strong melodies, stirring countermelodies, dramatic articulations, engaging rhythms, and easy ranges (4th-line D for 1st Trumpet).
IMAGINE MUSIC PUBLISHING
Soli Deo Gloria is a Latin term which means Glory to God Alone. Soli Deo Gloria was inspired by I Timothy 1:17.
Soli Deo Gloria is dedicated to my friend and colleague Steve Myers and the Coffee County High School Band, Douglas, Georgia. Steve is an outstanding educator and musician, and I have been blessed to know him or over 25 years.
Sanctus is a Latin word which means “Holy”. Sanctus was inspired by Revelation 4:8, and was composed as an extended crescendo - building to the climatic final “Amen” three measures before the conclusion of the song.
Sanctus is dedicated to my wife Betty. She is my best friend and for over 38 years of marriage has enriched my life through her love, encouragement and support. She inspires me and I am abundantly blessed to have her as my wife.
“Magnifico” was written for brass choir and limited percussion, and inspired by Psalm 145:3. This enhanced arrangement was based on the composition that I composed for concert band entitled “Magnifico,” and is published by Imagine Music Publishing, and available for purchase at “JW Pepper.”
“Magnifico” for brass choir will soon be published by “Imagine Music Publishing.”
The composition was inspired by the hymn tune written by Felice de Giardini (April 12, 1716 – June 8, 1796) who was an Italian composer, violinist and a child prodigy. He is best known among Protestant churches for his "Italian Hymn".
ITALIAN HYMN is dedicated to my father Dwight Gazlay who throughout his entire lifetime was an inspiration to his family and others.
One of my fond memories of being a part of the Seminole High School Band, Seminole, Florida, was the opportunity of playing in a brass ensemble with my friends Kent Gall, Daryl Harpold, Wayne Veith, and Ted Nicholson.
CROSSWINDS was written for my brass students with the purpose of providing them with an “enjoyable” song to play as well as a tool to improve their instrumental technique.