Brass Trio Repertoire, selective list (heterogeneous)

Beginning –Intermediate

Trios for Brass, Volume I
Arr. John Marcellus
Item: 00-EL03280
Alfred Music

Each volume of these trios is published in two books, one in treble (G) Clef and one in bass (F) clef. While each Volume can be played by any mix of instruments. Bruckner, Praetorius, Mozart, Haydn, Speer.

11 Trios
Arr. Kurt Sturzenegger
Ed. Number : EMR 5206
Editions Marc Reift

Featuring composers such as Mozart, Bach, Haydn, Gluck, Pergolesi, with various key/clef parts

32 Weihnachtsmelodien / Christmas
Arr. Jean-Franҫois Michel
Ed. Number : EMR 8266
Editions Marc Reift

Can be played as solo, duet, and trio with various key/clef parts

Abe Lincoln’s Song Book
Arranged and written by Douglas Hill

Brass Trio with narration in celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday, February 12, 2009; a selection of twelve of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite melodies, classic Americana. Over 60 plus different combinations of instruments can mix and match these tunes (Strings, Brass, Woodwinds). Commissioned by the Contrapunctus Brass Trio.

Trio- Otto Luening

Trumpet in C but piece is a fine introduction to brass trio. Good ensemble piece.
C.F. Peters

Beginning –Intermediate

Ode to Joy- Ludwig van Beethoven arr. Lloyd Conley
Kendor Music

Three Chorale Preludes- Johannes Brahms arr. Arthur Frackenpohl
Kendor Music

The Earle of Oxford’s Marche- William Byrd arr. Ronald Dishinger
Medici Music Press

English Madrigal Suite- Thomas Morley and Thomas Weelkes arr. Richard Decker
Kendor Music

High School- Collegiate

Five Pieces from The Little Note Book of Anna Magdalena Bach- Christian Petzold and J.S. Bach
trans. Arthur Frackenpohl
Ensemble Publications

Suite for Brass Trio- Georg Frederic Handel arr. Arthur Frackenpohl
Kendor Music

A Pocket Full of Wry- Lowell Shaw
Ensemble Publications

Drei Symphonien- Samuel Scheidt
Mark Tezak Verlag

Voyage- Robert Muczynski
Hal Leonard

Trio for Brass- Vaclav Nelhybel
General Music Publishing/Novello

High School- Collegiate

The Big Book of Brass Trios- arr. Mark Tezak and David Nikkel
Mark Tezak Verlag

Canzonette – Adriano Banchieri
Mark Tezak Verlag (Two Trumpets and Trombone but works well for horn)

Sonata No. 4- Giovanni Pergolesi arr. William Schmidt
Western International Music

Rondeau- Jean Joseph Mouret arr. Percy Hall
Great Works Publishing

The Beatles, Volumes 1 &2 arr. John Mortimer
Edition Marc Reift

Scott Joplin Suite, Vol. 1 & 2- arr. Bill Holcombe
Many standard and not so standard tunes
Musicians Publications

Evergreens, Vol. 1 & 2- arr. Bill Holcombe
Bill Bailey, You Made Me Love You, Indian Summer, Swanee, etc.
With chord changes for rhythm sections; can open for solos
Musicians Publications

Three Isaac Pieces- Heinrich Isaac trans. Conrad De Jong
Good renaissance transcriptions
Ensemble Publications

Suite for Brass Trio- Georg Frederic Handel transcribed and arranged by Irving Rosenthal
Western International Music

Capital Dances- Steven Winteregg
Pasticcio Music/PP Music

Divertimento I, K. 439b- W.A. Mozart trans. James Boldin
Available from CBT upon request


French Suite- Joseph Blaha
Commissioned by the Contrapunctus Brass Trio
Premiered at 2012 International Horn Conference

Partita- Wayne Lu
Commissioned by the Contrapunctus Brass Trio
To be premiered at 2013 International Trumpet Guild Conference

Refractions II- Patrick Schulz
with multimedia
Commissioned by the Contrapunctus Brass Trio

A Philharmonic Fanfare- Eric Ewazen
Southern Music

Triga- Frigyes Hidas
Editions Marc Reift

Suite- Jean-François Michel
Editions Marc Reift

Trio- Daniel Schnyder
Edition Marc Reift

Brass Trio, Op. 96- Salvador Brotons
B&M Edicions Musicals

Aria and Allegro- Arne Running
Shawnee Press

Trio (1951)- Jean Louël
CeBeDeM- Belgian Centre of Music Documentation

Sonata- Francis Poulenc
Chester Music Limited

Trio for Brass- Anthony Plog
Editions Bim

Miniatures- Alexandre Tansman
Editions Max Eschig

Trio for Brass Instruments- Robert Sanders
Alphonse Leduc

Cancione- Heitor Villa-Lobos trans. Robert Block
Consortium/Philharmusica Co.

Trio, Op. 87- Ludwig van Beethoven
Alphonse Leduc


Anderson, Paul G., and Lisa Ormston Bontrager, comp. Brass Music Guide: Ensemble Music in Print. Northfield, IL: Instrumentalist Co., 1987. Ref. ML128 .W5 A59

Decker, Richard G., comp. A Bibliography of Music for Three Heterogeneous Brass Instruments Alone and in Chamber Ensembles. Oneonta, NY: Swift-Dorr Publications, 1976. Ref. ML128 .W5 D4

Shoemaker, John R. “A Selected and Annotated Listing of 20th Century Ensembles Published for Three or More Heterogeneous Brass Instruments." Ed.D. diss., Washington University, 1968. Film ML 839.