Report: John Williams’ ‘Music for Brass’ (World Premiere)

On June 12, the National Brass Ensemble premiered Music for Brass, a new work by John Williams for brass ensemble and percussion. A report on the world premiere of the new Williams piece along with the program notes can be found in our forums.

The piece, as I mentioned before, is titled “Music for Brass” (although it also requires some percussion).  If I had to categorize it, I’d definitely say it fits in the “Fanfare for Fenway”/”For the President’s Own” realm.  It’s more focused than the latter, but offers more variety than the former.  I’m not great at judging these types of things, but I’d say it’s maybe 4-5 minutes in length. – Full report.