Andreas BrennerSinus D (2010)
for brass quintet (horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba)
On the formal level, Sinus D generates an arch (lat. sinus) - like a D placed on its back: the elements of a phrase - chords and their resulting melodic motifs - glide into each other successively to create a core of maximum density and a finish, which, with regard to this density, returns to the begining.
Duration: 9' 00"
(Parts: sFr. 31.-; € 24.-)
Mathias SteinauerVisions, op. 5 (1987)
for wind ensemble, two percussion and piano (2(pic,fl-g)2.2(bcl)2/18.104.22.168)
In three movements; Grande danse froide, nine microludes, epilogue. Engraved in Nuremberg's ancient fire bell: "When I, the bell ring, it never means a futile thing (...)". - As is inscribed in my memory, the chemical catastrophe at Schweizerhalle in Basel on 01.11.86. Numerous bell sounds are featured, and there is a personal attempt to portray the event through both poles of the work. This piece is written for music students.
Duration: 13' 00"
Daniel Ottjammermusik (1993)
for six - twelve players, variable scoring (obligatory drums, wind and accordion)
Extract from a larger, open-air theatre composition.
Duration: 2' 00"
Andreas BrennerPrismen (2011)
for wind quintet (horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba) and organ
Short three or four tone phrases of equidistant intervals are combined in such a way as to form sound structures similar to those found in tonal music. This piece uses a radically reduced amount of material in ever-changing combinations to create prismatic radiations. The sound structures are relics, nothing but colour values - no longer bound by gravity to a base tone (as in tonal music), but produced through a constructive law. This is also the case with the E major chord, which brings this piece to a 'concilitory' end.
Duration: 12' 00"
(Parts: sFr. 18.-; € 14.-)
Urban MäderDie Morgenröte (1987-1991)
for choir (SATB) wind music (clarinet, cornet, bugle, horn, trombone, tuba) and electronic tape
Satirical adaptation of the Swiss National Anthem in a collage like combination with other existing folk songs.
The wind passage (score flexible) requires a professional player. The chorus passage can be performed by a good amateur choir.
Duration: 15' 00"
Valentin MartiMarmoradern - latent (1998-1999)
for wind octet (ob.ob,ca.cl,bcl.2hn.2bn)
A composition in the area of conflict between ‘Aleph’ (the all embracing) and ‘Zahir’ (bearer of the “appalling nature of the unforgettable” (J.L.Borges)), the (apparently) conflictive central ideas of two novels by J.L. Borges.
First perfromed in Zurich, 23.3.99 by Octomania.
Duration: 14' 00"
Edu HaubensakBläser Konstellation (1990)
for thirteen wind with viraphone and percussion
Duration: 13' 00"
Claude FerrierZwei kleine Stücke für Bläserensemble (2001)
for variable wood and brass ensemble (min. eight wood and four brass)
I. A survivor of Kabul
II. A survivor of WTC
Duration: 6' 00"
Max E. KellerGrillen (2009)
for trumpet 1 in B, trumpet 2 in B, horn (F), trombone and tuba
The chirping of crickets is generally considered to be soft and quiet, it can, however, become truly clamorous when when many crickets are heard at close quarters - just as one can experience it in the copses or groves of Greece. What is apparently weak can, en mass and under specific circumstances, develop unimagined power. In German the word for cricket is 'Grillen' and carries with it another maeaning: fantastical or dull thoughts.
Duration: 6' 00"
Rudolf JaggiOne for Niels (2012)
for 2-4 wind instrumentalists (in C, B and E flat)