Welcome to the Brass Performance subject guide! This guide provides resources for students of Brass Performance.
Use the subject headings of the following books to find more on the same topic. For example,
Trumpet -- Instruction and study
Horn (Musical instrument) -- Instruction and study
Trombone -- Methods
Trumpet -- Studies and exercises
Substitute your own instrument where appropriate
Online scores are available at Classical Scores library.
For example, Australian composer Mathew Hindson’s Ignition: Positive has an edition for trumpet and an edition for alto saxophone:
Ignition: Positive: for trumpet in C and piano
Ignition: Positive: for alto saxophone and piano
Concerto for trombone and orchestra by Elgar Howarth (piano and trombone parts)
Sequenza V for trombone solo by Luciano Berio online and in the library
For solo repertoire ((solos, duets and duets with piano) as well as piano reductions of works for solo instrument and orchestra browse at:
DP Trumpet, Cornet and Flugelhorn
DQ Trombone and bass trombone
DR French Horn
DS Tuba and Euphonium
Some repertoire remains in the S/SF collection and you need to also browse by composer at 11 for brass repertoire.
For example: Pavane pour une infante défunte by Ravel and arranged for horn and piano : SF780 R252 11P/P
S/SF scores are arranged by Composer A-Z. Works for brass instruments at 11. E.g.: Sonata for Trumpet and Piano by Peter Maxwell Davies is SF780 D257 11/S
S788 includes Methods and Test pieces for orchestral auditions. Performance scores at P780 include repertoire for solo instrument , solo instrument accompanied by piano or other instruments and chamber music.
Use the Australian Music Centre Repertoire Navigator to find music for brass instruments:
Ensembles including Brass
DVDs, CD's, Scores and other music items for Brass are located on Level 1 of the Matheson Library, and can be most easily found by using Monash Library Search to find a Call Number.