Illuminations in Brass
Instrumentation: Solo and Ensemble Instruments: Trumpet
The title refers to intellectual enlightment as well as to physical brightening. The brilliant and energetic opening fast section eventually gives way to a more subdued and reflective slower section before the opening mood returns and builds in ever-increasing intensity to the rousing conclusion. The trumpet ensemble is scored for Bb piccolo trumpet, 2 Bb trumpets, 2 Bb Flügelhorns, and Bb bass trumpet (with an optional trombone part included as a substitute for part 6.