This quartet for brass by Kenneth Downie is inspired by the well-known finale from Handel’s 5th Suite for harpsichord called The Harmonious Blacksmith. The attractive

theme gives rise to a range of moods, ranging from lyrical to light-hearted and

reflective to virtuosic.


PDF download includes score and full set of parts.


Sheet music available from:

UK -



Difficulty Level: Medium Difficult



Part 1 - Cornet (includes parts in Bb & C)

Part 2 - Cornet (includes parts in Bb & C)

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

Part 4 - Euphonium (includes treble & bass clef parts)


The Harmonious Blacksmith (Brass Quartet) Kenneth Downie