Street Song by Michael Tilson Thomas

Sometimes I get mad at composers for not writing for brass quintets. Composers like Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. Yes I know Bernstein wrote Dance Suite in 1989, and a handful of fanfare,  but those pieces are six and a half minutes long combined.leonard_bernstein_michael_tilson_thomas

Luckily in 1988 we were gifted Street Song by Michael Tilson Thomas. This piece (in my opinion) sound like the off-spring of  Copland and Bernstein. A wide open soundscapes, which we expect from Copland and the smart cool jazz vibe we might anticipate from Bernstein, all composed for brass quintet.

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