Would you like to perform new and engaging music carefully crafted for your brass ensemble? Here at Music For Brass.com, we've created over 1,000 pieces of beautiful sheet music to fit your playing style, ability, and venue.
Band Directors and Teachers: we selected items from our catalog we feel would be interesting for young musicians, and sorted them into difficulty levels from beginner to college. You can find them under "Young Brass."
Church Music Directors: we have a wide range of music available for Christmas and Easter services. You might also be interested in the fanfares, hymns, and brass & organ works under "Specialty Brass."
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Sonata a 6 for Two Violins, Four Trombones and Tuba
Are you interested in early music? This piece is for you! Giovanni Battista Buonamente was an Italian composer during the early Baroque period. His Sonata a 6 was originally written for two violins, four trombones and basso continuo (probably played on organ). Our arrangement adds a tuba part, allowing you to perform without a keyboard. The trombone parts were meant to be performed on sackbuts, but if you don't have those available your trombonists can simply play with a light touch. You might also place the violins in front for balance. There is a substitute Horn (F) part provided for Trombone 1 (Alto). The tuba part could possibly be performed on serpent, ophicleide, or cimbasso – adding to the fun! (YouTube)
(Nov. 27, 2023)
Six Duos Faciles for Two Tubas
The revised version of Jacques François Gallay's Opus 41, originally written for two horns, is a fun choice to perform in a concert as a soloist. These six duets are particularly splendid and virtuosic, and as such represent an excellent choice for tuba players (YouTube).
(Nov. 23, 2023)
Experiment #1 for Brass Quintet
The composer combines lyrical heroism with jazzy rhythms to create a beautiful and approachable work for brass. An effective technique used is to punctuate the music with periodic silences or unison moments. There are a few quasi-Penny Lane measures for first trumpet midway through, followed by some nice tuba solos, then the piece ends with an appropriately "What if...?" feeling! (YouTube)
(Nov. 21, 2023)
Hodie Christus Natus Est for Brass Quintet
Hodie Christus Natus Est is a Gregorian chant sung at Christmas time. It has been adapted by numerous composers over the centuries – this version by Sweelinck makes an excellent arrangement for brass! A substitute trombone part for horn is included (YouTube).
(Nov. 4, 2023)
Somebody Spiked the Wassail for Brass Quintet with Optional "Carolers" and/or Drum Set
Here is a quintet version of the brass octet we released a few weeks ago, for those groups with only five players! This arrangement of the traditional carol The Wassail Song, or Here We Come A-wassailing, features a "neighborhood band that got a little buzzed at the party" theme, with variations including March, Blues, Swing, Reggae, Classic Rock and Waltz. There are some optional vocals and schtick to add to the fun, but they can be omitted and the piece performed as a stand-alone arrangement for Brass Quintet, or Brass Quintet and Drums (YouTube).
(Nov. 2, 2023)
In the Bleak Midwinter for Trombone Choir
A simple motive is introduced and developed until the melody proper appears at a key change. The first verse of the carol is followed by a transition to another key change and the second verse. The piece builds to an epic climax, then dies away into a quite coda with some juicy harmony at the end. The arrangement is suitable for college-level ensembles or above, with range up to high C for Trombone 1, and down to pedal Ab for Bass Trombone 2 (YouTube).
(Nov. 1, 2023)
Lascia ch'io pianga for Trumpet Quartet
This beautiful arrangement of the popular aria from Handel's opera uses bass trumpet on the bottom. You can substitute euphonium or baritone (treble clef) if you don't have a bass trumpet handy. This piece is great training for student musicians to learn about playing with good line and intonation. It's also suitable music for many types of gigs. You can extend the D.C. al Fine if desired, making a longer version of about 4 minutes (YouTube).
(Oct. 19, 2023)
Lascia ch'io pianga for Tuba Quartet
A lovely arrangement of the popular aria from Handel's opera Rinaldo for two euphoniums (bass clef) and two tubas. It's a great training piece for student musicians to learn about playing with good line and intonation, and is suitable music for many types of gigs. When performing this piece you can extend the D.C. al Fine, making a longer version if desired (YouTube).
(Oct. 18, 2023)
Lascia ch'io pianga for Trombone Quartet
This arrangement of the popular aria from Handel's opera Rinaldo requires a bass trombone on the bottom. It's a great training piece for student musicians to learn about playing with good line and intonation, and is suitable music for many types of gigs. When performing this piece you can extend the D.C. al Fine, making a longer version if desired (YouTube).
(Oct. 17, 2023)
Lascia ch'io pianga for Horn Quartet
This arrangement of the popular aria from Handel's opera Rinaldo puts the fourth horn into bass clef. It's a great training piece for student musicians to learn about playing with good line and intonation, and is suitable music for many types of gigs. When performing this piece you can take a full D.C. at the end, making it almost 4:00 minutes long, or you can do a D.S. back to Rehearsal C for a shorter version (2:40, as in the audio/video samples) (YouTube).
(Oct. 16, 2023)
Somebody Spiked the Wassail for Brass Octet with Optional "Carolers" and/or Drum Set
This arrangement of the traditional carol The Wassail Song, or Here We Come A-wassailing, features a "neighborhood band that got a little buzzed at the party" theme, with variations including March, Blues, Swing, Reggae, Classic Rock and Waltz. There are some optional vocals and schtick to add to the fun, but they can be omitted and the piece performed as a stand-alone arrangement for Brass Octet, or Brass Octet and Drums (YouTube).
(Sept. 8, 2023)
Pyrenean Carol Suite for Brass Ensemble with Percussion
Here is an epic suite of Christmas music from the mountains of the Pyrenees and the lands adjoining them, suitable for advanced ensembles. Included are Nadal Tindaire (Jingling Christmas), Gabriel's Message (Flugelhorn Solo), El Noi de la Mare (Euphonium Solo), Paure Satan (Tuba Solo), and Fum, Fum, Fum! (YouTube).
(Sept. 5, 2023)
Five German Pieces for Trombone Quartet
Do you need music for a performance on or around Oktoberfest? These five pieces will help fill out your program. We posted the original brass quartet version of Five German Pieces in 2018, and they have been quite popular. This year we received a request for a trombone edition and arranger Andrew was happy to do it! (YouTube)
(Sept. 2, 2023)
O Holy Night for Trumpet and Organ
Vom Himmel Hoch for Two Trumpets and Organ
Put your trumpet players to work during Christmas services, with these two new pieces arranged by Nigel! (YouTube)
(Aug. 30, 2023)
Wachet auf (Sleepers, Wake!) for Brass Quintet
This is not the Bach arrangement, but the actual chorale by Philipp Nicolai. It makes a magnificent Advent chorale for brass quintet! The trumpets in this arrangement are used to embellish cadence points, as well as share the chorale around horn, trombone and tuba (YouTube).
(Aug. 28, 2023)
Coventry Carol for Brass Quintet
Coventry Carol is an old English Christmas carol from the 16th century, traditionally performed as part of a mystery play called The Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors. The play depicts the Christmas story from chapter two in the Gospel of Matthew. This solemn carol will sound amazing in a cathedral or church setting, as part of Christmas services or performances (YouTube).
(Aug. 23, 2023)
Expressions for Trumpet for Trumpet (Bb) and Piano
Joseph Virgilio passed away earlier this year, leaving us with some beautiful music yet to be published. The five "expressions" in this collection show off both the lyrical and dramatic sides of the instrument's character. Expressions for Trumpet would make a good contemporary music addition to a recital, one that isn't too taxing in terms of technique or range (YouTube).
(Aug. 22, 2023)
Trumpet Tune for Brass Trio
The famous Trumpet Tune in D was thought for many years to be composed by Henry Purcell, but we now know it was probably written by Jeremiah Clarke, an English baroque composer and organist also known for his equally-famous Trumpet Voluntary. Wikipedia tells us that Trumpet Tune "was taken from the semi-opera The Island Princess, which was a joint musical production of Clarke and Daniel Purcell (Henry Purcell's younger brother) & probably leading to the confusion." It makes great music for many different occasions (YouTube).
(Aug. 21, 2023)
Three Sojourns for Brass Quintet
This fantastic piece by prolific arranger/composer Tom Camp is suitable for advanced players. You'll have a lot of fun with the jazzy rhythms and harmony (YouTube).
(Aug. 16, 2023)
Aragonaise from Le Cid for Brass Quintet
The opera Le Cid features a lot of the prerequisite operatic elements: kings and knights, castles and duels, and romance. It doesn't have a tragic ending like many, but concludes instead with general rejoicing. Act 2 features a scene of Spanish dancing and this lively Aragonaise (YouTube).
(Aug. 14, 2023)
Boccherini Minuet for Brass Quintet
The music of classical Italian composer Luigi Boccherini was characterized by a "courtly and galante style." This arrangement of his popular Minuet from String Quintet No. 11 is appropriate for more advanced players, giving most of the solo work to horn and first trumpet. You can omit the repeats for a shorter work (YouTube).
(Aug. 12, 2023)
Swingin' Scales for Two Trombones
A duet warm-up exercise in six keys. Now you can practice your scales, and have fun with a friend too! Each key gets slightly more difficult, with Trombone 1 range up to G above the staff at the end (YouTube).
(Aug. 11, 2023)
Sonata per Trombone e Pianoforte
Declamatory statements and soaring lines characterize this beautiful piece by a contemporary Italian composer. Great for recitals but best played by advanced university or professional-level soloists (YouTube).
(Aug. 6, 2023)
In a Distant Land for Trumpet (C or Bb) and Piano
An exciting piece for advanced high school or college-level players, great for recitals or auditions! The music has a modal character, with some modern influences, and demonstrates the lyrical and heroic qualities of the trumpet (YouTube).
(July 31, 2023)
March Fantasy for Low Brass Quartet or Choir
Written for a standard band or orchestra low brass section, this piece also sounds excellent with all parts doubled. An opening fanfare leads into a toe-tapping march, followed by a fugue reminiscent of Bach, a tuba recitative and solo, a recap of the march, and a majestic finale. The bass trombone part could be played on a tenor trombone, but both 2nd and 3rd trombone will need F attachments (YouTube).
(July 27, 2023)
Cherubini Two Sonatas for Tuba and Piano
Cherubini Two Sonatas for Horn and Piano
Cherubini Two Sonatas for Euphonium and Piano (B.C. or T.C.)
Cherubini Two Sonatas for Trombone and Piano (B.C. or T.C.)
Luigi Cherubini was an Italian Classical and Romantic composer, greatly admired by both Beethoven and Rossini. These stunning arrangements ramp up the virtuosity and make for great recital or concert pieces! Additional transpositions are available upon request (YouTube).
(July 15, 2023)
Cantiones Duum Vocum for Two Trumpets
Cantiones Duum Vocum for Two Horns
Cantiones Duum Vocum for Two Trombones
Cantiones Duum Vocum for Two Euphoniums
Cantiones Duum Vocum for Two Tubas
The Cantiones Duum Vocum (or Twelve Motets for Two Voices) by Renaissance composer Orlande de Lassus are excellent training tools for brass teachers due to the independent motion of each instrument. The parts also tend to land periodically on intervals of octaves, fifths, and major or minor thirds, making for great intonation practice! The trombone/euphonium versions are available in bass or Bb treble clef, and additional transpositions are available upon request (YouTube).
(July 11, 2023)
Fibich Poem for Brass Quintet
This music was originally conceived in Zdenek Fibich's Moods, Impressions and Souvenirs, written from 1890 to 1894. Fibich subsequently used the motive in the orchestral work At Twilight, and it is this version that has been arranged here. Czech violin virtuoso Jan Kubelík later adapted the piece for piano and violin under the title Poem. We are told that the piece is very popular and well known in the Czech Republic, and could be suitable for either funeral or wedding events.
(Mar. 8, 2023)
Fantasia on Christ Arose for Brass Quintet, Timpani and Organ
Do you need Easter music for brass quintet? This is a great option if you have professional-level players. After a mournful opening statement by second trumpet, the piece goes into a fugue for brass quintet alone. The fugue can be cut if needed, making the whole piece about a minute shorter. It's followed by hints of a fanfare, then some beautiful espressivo music traded between brass and organ, and a dramatic Grave measure. A timpani roll leads off a lively Allegro that represents the resurrection. And of course, an epic finale! (YouTube)
(Feb. 23, 2023)
On Yablunska Street for Brass Quintet
We are proud to present this contemporary work by Canadian composer Leila Lustig. According to the composer, the idea for the piece came from a couple of lines read in an online article about the devastation of Russia's invasion of Ukraine: "A resident of Yablunska Street told me that, when he stepped out of his yard on March 8th, he saw a road strewn with bodies and heard music. It was coming from cell phones ringing in the pockets of the dead." (YouTube)
(Feb. 12, 2023)
Sing Joyfully unto God our Strength for Brass Septet
This arrangement of music by William Byrd comes from Cathedral Music (Vol. 2), a collection made by William Boyce in 1768. Byrd was an English composer of the late Renaissance, and according to Boyce: "His works were, in his own time, in great Repute, both at Home and Abroad, and are still held in general Estimation." Instrumentation is two trumpets, two horns (with a substitute trumpet part for horn 1), 2 trombones, and tuba (YouTube).
(Feb. 7, 2023)
Csárdás for Flute, Violin and Trombone
Paganini Caprice No. 17 for Flute, Violin and Trombone
The Stars and Stripes Forever for Flute/Piccolo, Violin and Trombone
Three new arrangements for this unique instrumentation that will give your violin/flute-playing friends a workout! Lots of fun to play (YouTube).
(Feb. 1, 2023)
Danny Boy for Trombone Quartet and Drums
This light-hearted rendition of the classic Irish folk song is sure to strike a satisfying chord in everyone's heart. The melody switches from Lead Trombone to Trombone 2 the second time around, adding some jazz chording to liven up the traditional harmony. Parts are provided in bass clef, plus Bb treble for Trombones 1-3, Bb Bass, and Eb Bass (YouTube).
(Jan. 22, 2023)
Recitativo & Arietta for Horn and Piano
The work begins with a plaintive, unaccompanied melody for the horn in the style of a recitative, then continues as the piano joins in for a simple arietta. According to the composer, Recitativo & Arietta is a reflection on the all too few hours recently spent meeting a colleague in the flesh for the first time, after a good number of years of digital friendship! It means to merge the somewhat divergent musical styles we each pursue (YouTube).
(Jan. 20, 2023)
Gutenachtgeschichte (Bedtime Story) for Unaccompanied Flugelhorn
This solo for flugelhorn should have a relaxed, free-flowing feeling. Pauses may be exaggerated (or not) as the performer feels it will benefit his/her telling of the story. Great for those flugel players looking for a musical story to play for their kids (or grandkids)! (YouTube).
(Jan. 18, 2023)
Pachelbel's Canon for Two Trumpets and Organ
Here's a beautiful adaption of this popular work from the original violin parts. Pachelbel's Canon (Canon in D) is of course well known as a wedding music staple, but it's appropriate for many other occasions as well. Trumpet parts are provided in both C and Bb (YouTube).
(Jan. 16, 2023)
Four Bell Carols for Trombone Quartet
A set of carols including Carol of the Bells (Ukrainian Carol), Jingle Bells, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, and Ding Dong! Merrily on High, and suitable for college-level players and above. You'll need a bass trombone on the bottom. Residents of Ukraine: if you can contact us on this page we will send a free copy to you by email (YouTube).
(Dec. 12, 2022)
Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer for Trombone Quartet
Available on our partner site, here is another great arrangement of Rudolph for trombone quartet by Robert Fraser, Bass Trombonist of the Victoria Symphony. The lead trombone part is provided in both tenor and bass clef, and you'll need a bass trombone. Check out the original recording by the Pacific Trombone Quartet on their album Bedlam in Bethlehem (first trombone improvises a little lick – see if you can figure it out!). There was also a hilarious recording made last year by the trombonists of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
(Dec. 6, 2022)
Oh Hanukkah for Brass Quintet
This is a much easier version of the traditional holiday song than the epic Oh Hanukkah with Fugue and Variations we released two weeks ago, written by the same arranger. Playable for high-school level brass players and above, it could even be sight-read on a gig by good musicians (YouTube).
(Dec. 2, 2022)
Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer for Brass Quintet
Available on our partner site, your audience will love this arrangement of Rudolph for brass quintet by Evelin Auger, former Principal Trombone of Orchestre Symphonique de Québec. It has been performed many times by the brass players of that orchestra. Trombone requires a plunger mute and has a quick change to open, but getting rid of the mute is part of the fun! (YouTube)
(Dec. 1, 2022)
We Wish You a Merry Christmas for Brass Quintet or Sextet
Here's a fun choice for advanced-level quintets or established ensembles. The arranger provides an option for your lead trumpet player. There are parts for Piccolo Trumpet in A, or the traditional Bb Trumpet. Or if you want to really impress the audience: pull in an extra player and play all six parts, since they all work together! The middle section includes a mash-up between the melody from J.S. Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring and the Christmas carol (YouTube).
(Nov. 30, 2022)
Frosty the Snowman for Brass Quintet
Available on our partner site, this arrangement for brass quintet of the popular Christmas song brings Frosty to life! It's written for advanced level brass players, with some rehearsal time probably required. A great choice for established ensembles wanting to showcase their jazzy chops on a Christmas concert (YouTube).
(Nov. 28, 2022)
Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending for Trumpet Duet and Organ
The Advent hymn Lo, He Comes With Clouds Descending is universally admired. This festive arrangement features the chorale played on the organ with dignified and slightly modified harmonies. The two trumpets dance in an imitative descant-like way around the chorale, with the 1st part in particular at a more advanced level. A great processional for Advent Sunday.
(Nov. 22, 2022)
Ukraine National Anthem for Brass Quartet or Quintet
Our arrangement of the Ukraine National Anthem is free for residents of Ukraine! Please contact us on this page and we will send it to you by email (YouTube)
(Nov. 22, 2022)
Ukrainian Carol (Schedryk) for Trombone Choir
Our arrangement of Carol of the Bells is free for residents of Ukraine! Please contact us on this page and we will send it to you by email (YouTube).
(Nov. 19, 2022)
Oh Hanukkah with Fugue and Variations for Brass Quintet and Percussion
Could this be the coolest Oh Hanukkah brass quintet arrangement ever? It will require some rehearsal so is probably best performed by more advanced ensembles, or established amateur groups that don't mind a challenge. Requires a medium hand drum, tambourine, and small cymbal/cymbals (YouTube).
(Nov. 18, 2022)
Four Kingly Carols for Brass Quartet
We liked last week's release of We Three Kings so much that we decided to roll it into a collection of four! The arrangements are fairly basic and could probably be sightread on a gig by good players. Included are We Three Kings of Orient Are, Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus, The Birthday of a King, and Angels from the Realms of Glory (YouTube).
(Nov. 17, 2022)
Christians, Awake! Salute The Happy Morn for Brass Quintet
An American Christmas Medley for Brass Quintet
A Quiet Christmas for Brass Quintet
Christians, Awake! is an English Christmas hymn, while American Christmas Medley is a mashup of Joy to the World, Go Tell It on the Mountain, and Jingle Bells. A Quiet Christmas includes Away in a Manger, Silent Night, and It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, for a more introspective moment in your program (YouTube).
(Nov. 15, 2022)
We Three Kings of Orient Are for Brass Quartet
A short, sweet, and highly sight-readable arrangement for your upcoming Christmas performances! Playable by high school-level musicians and above. F-attachment is not required for the bass trombone part (YouTube).
(Nov. 8, 2022)
Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming for Trombone Quartet
Sometimes the most beautiful music is the simplest! Here is a high school-level arrangement of this popular German carol your audience is sure to love (YouTube).
(Nov. 7, 2022)
Divinum Mysterium for Brass Quintet
Divinum Mysterium for Two Trumpets and Organ
Two arrangements of the sacred Christmas carol Of The Father's Love Begotten. First trumpet needs a good high range.
(Oct. 31, 2022)
Three Trios for Optimists for Brass Trio
You are bound to feel a little better after playing these pieces! Includes Why We Are Here, The Brass Of Buckingham, and Born To Soar (YouTube).
(Sept. 27, 2022)
Schoolyard Suite for Brass Quintet
We recently came across this video of the "Little Brasscals" performing our popular piece for young players by Timothy Marko. Three out of five players have braces, and they did a super job!
(Sept. 22, 2022)
God Save The Queen for Brass Ensemble or Brass Band
Here is the large ensemble version of Tom Camp's rousing arrangement (promised below). Instrumentation is for two trumpets in Bb, flugelhorn (or a third Bb trumpet), horn in F, three trombones, tuba and drum set. There are alternate parts for horn in Eb, trombones 1 and 2 in Bb treble, and Eb bass, in case you have a more traditional brass band ensemble (YouTube).
(Sept. 17, 2022)
A Christmas Wish for Brass Quartet, SATB Choir, Sleigh Bells and Organ
A couple of months ago we saw a forum post asking about Christmas music for brass and choir. There weren't a lot of suggestions, so Brad decided to write something! The vocal range is fine for most church choirs, with words based on a Christmas poem by Dave Dogterom. If you have a Christmas gig for brass quintet, your horn player can take a break and play sleigh bells! (YouTube).
(Sept. 15, 2022)
God Save The Queen for Brass Quintet
We asked arranger Tom Camp if he could whip up something to honour a beloved queen, and he delivered! This might possibly be the most exciting rendition you have ever played. After an introspective intro, the melody is played through twice. You can end it there, or you have the option of continuing on to an extended "tag" ending, eventually to a fortissimo close with juicy high C for first trumpet! Tom is also working on an arrangement for brass band that will soon be available (YouTube).
(Sept. 13, 2022)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing for Brass Ensemble
O Come, O Come Emmanuel for Brass Ensemble
We have updated two of our popular brass ensemble arrangements, originally released in 2016. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing takes a rousing march approach to the carol (YouTube), while O Come, O Come Emmanuel contrasts four "Hard" and four "Soft" brass instruments (cylindrical and conical bore) to beautiful effect (YouTube).
(Sept. 12, 2022)