The Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Paul Dukas ( 1865 - 1935 ) - arranged for Brass Quartet by Scott Ramsey.
Most younger poeple thinks that this piece was written for Disneys animated movie "Fantasia", starring Mickey Mouse, but obviously the numbers don´t add up, and Dukas was actually inspired by one of Goethe´s poems - just like so many other famous composers. It was actually normal practise to read the poem out loud, when performing this piece.
Scott´s arrangement is challenging in many ways - it´s a hard piece to arrange because it is animated in it self, but every ordiance is going to smile when they hear the theme.
This product is available for digital download only - the item includes :
2 Bb Cornets
1 Trombone/F Horn
Difficulty : medium-advanced
Scott Ramsey (1941-2008)
Scott Ramsey, founding member of Brassworks 4, was a graduate of UNM in Albuquerque and Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. Mr. Ramsey taught high school band for 26 years and has performed extensively throughout his career. He was inducted into the New Mexico Music Teachers Hall of Fame in January of 2003. He was active as a private teacher in his studios in Farmington, NM and played in the San Juan Symphony, the Four Corner's Brass Band, the Jeff Solon Swing Band and the Red Apple Flyer Dixieland Band. Mr. Ramsey has written over 50 arrangements for brass quartet as well as several original compositions. Mr. Ramsey wrote and arranged music for brass quartet, quintet, choirs, stage band and brass band. Scott lived part time in Farmington, NM and part time in San Carlos, Mexico. Scott's death in 2008 left a large hole in the musical community of Farmington. He is missed.
Published with permission from BrassWorks4.