Coruscate (2017) 




Brass Quintet (2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba)


My idea with this piece was to write something exciting that showed off the broad expressive range of brass instruments. 

Coruscate is a word that seemed to fit that idea. The sound of it suggests its meaning, which is: to give off or reflect light in bright beams or flashes.

The work was premiered on June 13, 2018 by the Atlantic Brass Quintet at the Mostly Modern Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York. 

The Atlantic Brass performed Coruscate on their midwest tour in September and October of 2018 and recorded it on October 2, 2018 in the Voxman Music Building, Concert Hall at the University of Iowa.

That recording is above.

The members of the Atlantic Brass Quintet are (from left to right):

Tim Albright, Trombone
Tim Leopold, Trumpet
Seth Orgel, Horn
Thomas Bergeron, Trumpet
John Manning, Tuba

Photo by Kate Hopkins Allen

Recorded 10/2/18
Voxman Music Building, Concert Hall at the University of Iowa
Recording engineer: James Edel
Mixed by: Judy Kirschner
Edited by: Andre Zweers