By David Sanford | For Brass Quintet and Percussion | 20′

Title: Corpus
David Sanford
Year Composed: 1996
For Brass Quintet and Percussion
Format: Score Only
Catalogue Number:

Printed Edition Price (Score Only):
60.00 USD

PDF Price (Score Only): 50.00 USD
Format: Score + Parts
Catalogue Number: OM0314P
Printed Edition Price (Score + Parts): 120.00 USD
PDF Price (Score+ Parts): 100.00 USD

Listen to an excerpt from Corpus:

The initial ideas for Corpus were formed at the end of the composer’s 1995-96
Fellowship from the New Jersey Council on the Arts/Department of State. The
commissioning of the work was funded by Chamber Music America with funds from
the Pew Charitable Trusts. The work is structured in the manner of a Baroque cantata,
with individual movements – some of them distorted and debased – referring to a
single underlying chorale, stated most prominently in the fifth movement. In the more
stylistically recognizable, repetitive drum figures of movements three, five and six, a beat pattern and dynamic markings are supplied for the percussionist who is free to embellish and extend relating riffs. Other than these instances, the entire piece is fully notated. It was commissioned by the Meridian Arts Ensemble, to whom it is dedicated.

The work was premiered October 16, 1997 by the Meridian Arts Ensemble At SUNY,
Purchase, NY. The group has given numerous performances of the work in the years
since that time, including January 18, 2003 at the Chamber Music America Conference in New York, NY, at the Paul Fromm Concert at Tanglewood August 12, 2004, and at the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society February 2, 2007. It was recorded by the group on the disc Brink [Channel Classics, CCS SA 23206] in 2006.

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2 Responses to Corpus

  1. Is there a printed edition available of the set of parts only?

  2. Hi Christine,
    There is not at this time. Is there a demand?

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