This work by Gregory Fritze was the winner of the inaugural BrookWright International Brass Ensemble Composition Contest 2021, adjudicated by Dr Liz Lane, James Curnow and Paul Hindmarsh. It is a short jazz composition for brass quintet written in the style of the 'Cool' jazz era of the 1950s in New York City. The flexible instrumentation means it is playable by a wide range of ensembles.


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Part 1 - Trumpet Bb

Part 2 - Flugelhorn Bb

Part 3 - Horn (includes parts in Eb & F)

Part 4 - Trombone (includes bass clef and Bb treble clef parts)

Part 5 - Tuba (includes bass clef and Eb & Bb treble clef parts)

Cool Bop (Brass Quintet) Gregory Fritze