I wanted to write for a large brass group not to commemorate an occasion with quasi-militaristic pomp (why do we do that? a topic for another day) but rather to set some “wild echoes flying”.
Land Lines is written for three brass quintets consisting of two B-flat trumpets, horn in F, tenor trombone, and tuba (or bass trombone). The piece is intended for a mix of professionals and students or amateur players. The quintets are arranged in order of decreasing demands; Quintet 1 contains the most difficult parts, Quintet 2 moderately difficult, and Quintet 3 the least.
ListenTimo Andres: Land Lines
recorded December 4, 2017, Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA
performers Colburn School brass, LA Philharmonic brass; Mark Lawrence, cond.