BRB5b Brass band score
BRB5c Brass band parts
Jean-François Michel (*1957)
Jean-François Michel, born in Switzerland in 1957 into a family of musicians, studied from 1965 to 1976 at the Fribourg Conservatoire in (Switzerland). In 1975 he was awarded the Bronze Medal at the International Music Competition in Geneva and, a year later, he was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany) where he remained until 1986 when he was appointed...
About Opening Tune
Brilliant and festive
Opening Tune is a new brilliant and festive work by Jean-François Michel, and it was specifically conceived as a brass band concert starter.
The dramatic effects commence with the very first measure of the initial moderato, when the percussion instruments create the atmosphere over underlying long and low pianissimo notes emanating from the basses.
Short tutti brass interventions then follow, along with some tutti cornet calls sounding from backstage, which serve as harbingers of an imminent musical storm. All the brass and percussion then form an alliance to unleash rhythms, songs and counterpoints leading to the sounding of the central Allegro, which merges back to a final and solemn variation of the tempo primo. The audience is now ready to enjoy the concert...
- Soprano Cornet Eb, Solo cornet 1 Bb, Repiano Cornet Bb, Cornet 2 Bb, Cornet 3 Bb, Flügelhorn Bb, Alto Eb solo, Alto 1 Eb, Alto 2 Eb, Baritone 1 Bb, Baritone 2 Bb, Trombone 1 Bb, Trombone 2 Bb, Bass Trombone, Euphonium Bb, Bass Eb, Bass Bb, Timpani, Batterie, Percussions, Xylophone
- Editions Bim