"Passacaglia" (pronounced "pahss-uh-CAH-lyuh") was my first foray into writing for brass instruments, written in 1990 while I was an undergraduate student at the Hartt School of Music. The piece was premiered the following year by the New England Conservatory Honors Brass Quintet, and I dedicated it to my friend Brian Diehl, who played trombone in the premiere. The piece has since been arranged for trombone choir and brass ensemble.

Passacaglia, brass quintet


Performed by Brass Sect

Passacaglia, brass ensemble



Performed by The Indiana University Brass Choir
Edmund Cord, Director