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Ambassadors of Fortune

Brass Quintet
Commissioned by the Brasswinds Quintet
15 minutes | 1990
Score 20 pages

Recorded on Zyode compact disc DS1014

"Luck is a Lady"
"Top of the Morning"
"Object of Affection"

Written for two trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba, the upbeat and sometimes sentimental nature of this music presents the group with opportunities for versatility, virtuosity, and occasionally full-bodied sound. It also presents some unusual challenges, such as the closing section of the "Luck is a Lady" movement marked "on a roll’, where there is no place to breathe for quite some time.