Composer: Offenbach, Jacques Arranger: Graves, Daniel Luther
Instrumentation: Brass Quintet Instruments: 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone and Tuba
Genre: March

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The French circus performer Jules Léotard is credited with inventing the flying trapeze act, trained by his father on a trapeze suspended above a swimming pool. Léotard inspired lyricist George Leybourne and composer Alfred Lee to write the song, “The Daring Young Man on the Flying Trapeze” in 1868. This quintet arrangement gives the air of a circus act through an energetic waltz; introducing the star performer, drawing the audience closer, hinting of danger, and finishing in a grand style.

Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) composed dozens of operettas and presented them in the Bouffes-Parisiens, the theater he owned. The “Galop” from his operetta “Orpheus in the Underworld” has become the tune most often associated with the can-can, a bawdy high-kicking dance, popular in mid-19th century Paris. The original lyrics of the final section encouraged audiences to sing along, consisting entirely of the syllable, “La!” This quintet transcription showcases the players' agility over an energetic beat.

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    Daniel Luther Graves' original pieces and arrangements have been performed by concert bands, wind ensembles, jazz bands, choruses, string orchestras, and various quintets (brass, wind, saxophone, bassoon.) Dan studied Music Theory and Composition at the Hartt School of Music, and holds a Master of Music Education degree from UMass-Amherst. He has performed extensively as a piano soloist and accompanist.

    Dan has taught Music in public and community schools, kindergarten through college. Currently, he is the Choral Director for Rutland's High School and Middle School. He served as Resident Composer, Assistant Director, and saxophonist in the Rutland City Band, the oldest continuous municipal band in the United States. Dan founded and directed the Curbstone Chorus, a men's community barbershop harmony group.

    Daniel Luther Graves is a lifelong resident of Rutland, Vermont, where he lives with his wife. They are very proud of their daughter, the chemistry professor.

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    SKU CM2690
    Price 18.00
    Delivery PDF download, Shipped (printed)
    Composer Offenbach, Jacques
    Arranger Graves, Daniel Luther
    Instrument 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone and Tuba
    Instrumentation Brass Quintet
    Genre March
    Grade 3
    Duration 4
    Publisher Cimarron Music Press
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