Music by Daniel Dorff

MUSIC FOR BRASS

Cape May Breezes for Wind Quintet (18')
- COMMISSIONED by The Monmouth Winds for premiere in 2015.
Five-movement suite inspired by Cape May, NJ:
1. Breezing Into Town (Exit 0)
2. Autumn Monarch Migration
3. Victorian Garden Party
4. Dusk at Sunset Beach
5. Night Breezes on the Boardwalk
PROGRAM NOTES
- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

 

Fanfare and Hustle for Brass Quintet ( in progress, 2')

- COMPOSED for the Curtis Institute's Community Artist Program.
- PREMIERE and RECORDING scheduled for 2016.

 

Fanfare for Two Trumpets (40 sec.)

- COMMISSIONED by Haddonfield (NJ) Symphony to commemorate Music Director Arthur Cohn’s retirement, and the installation of Music Director Alan Gilbert.
- REVIEW: "Dorff's dynamic and articulation intentions are very clearly marked. The piece is easily accessible to players at the college level, and is effective, festive, and interesting. It is a good-of-kind composition, with a few tricky rhythms and a practical range."
                                               — ITG Journal, September 1994 
- PUBLISHED by Tenuto Publications (Presser 494-02685).
- AUDIO EXCERPT (midi demo)
- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

 

Pachelbel's Christmas: A Merry Melange for Brass Quintet (4') 

- Canon and quodlibet combining 44 Christmas melodies with the 
Pachelbel Canon.
- REVIEWS:  
"successfully achieved... will not soon be forgotten." 
                                           — ITA Journal (Olcott), Winter 1990 

"This is a clever, original and amusing number which will add spice to the Christmas concert." 
                                            — Winds Magazine (UK), Summer 1990 
- PUBLISHED by Theodore Presser Company (114-40460).
- ALSO AVAILABLE for Orchestra (Presser rental).
- RECORDED by the Fine Arts Brass Ensemble (UK) on Isis 028.
- PROGRAM NOTES
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AUDIO EXCERPT by Chestnut Brass
- Available from your favorite sheet music dealer, or direct from Presser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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