Brahms arr Eric Crees - orchestral brass (score and parts)
By: Brahms arr Eric Crees
Scored for 3 trumpets (+ flugel horn) • 4 horns • 3 trombones • tuba • percussion
Originally composed for two pianos, these magisterial variations became better known when Brahms arranged them for symphony orchestra. This fine transcription is based on the piano duet original but its scoring for symphonic brass and percussion gives it a depth and grandeur at least equal to the symphonic version. It received its premiere at the Barbican Hall, London performed by London Symphony Brass conducted by the arranger.