Brass Chamber Music
 
Works by Mervin Tay are published under the Boulevard Brass Quintet series.
For more information about the Boulevard Brass, visit their website: http://www.boulevardbrass.com/
 
ORIGINAL WORKS
“SalSoSa!”
A brilliant, exciting piece. SalSoSa! is a spicy piece with a heavy latin salsa rhythm. 1st trumpet is featured prominently but there’s something fun for everyone in this piece whether playing, clapping or shouting...give it a listen.
 
 
 
 
 
“Romanian Tango”
This clever piece is written for standard quintet (2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba).  It features a tango feel with a strong pulse and features the 2nd trumpet in the solo role.  1st trumpet and trombone are also featured prominently.
 
 
CONCERT LITERATURE
Below are arrangements of works from the orchestral, band and operatic literature. Next to each piece is listed the original composer as well as the arranger and the format/voicing of the arrangement.
 
Suite for Brass Quartet (2 trp, hn, tbn with tenor drum/tambourine) 
Tielman Susato/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba  (Quintet: pic trp, trp, hn, tbn, tuba) from Act III of Solomon  George Frederick Handel/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
Flower Duet from Lakmé  (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba)  Léo Delibes/ arr. Mervin Tay 
 
Allegro (Quintet: piccolo trp, trp, hn, tbn, tuba)George Frederick Handel/arr. Mervin Tay
 
“Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme” (Quintet: trp, flugel, hn, tbn, tuba)   
Johann Sebastian Bach  arr. Mervin Tay
 
Washington Post March (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba)  John Philip Sousa/ arr. Tay
 
 
 
JAZZ/BLUES ARRANGEMENTS
Below are arrangements of jazz and blues standards. Next to each piece is listed the original composer as well as the arranger and the format/voicing of the arrangement.
 
 
 
 
Amapola (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba)  Joseph Lacelle/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
Bugle Call Blues  (Quintet: 2trp, hn, tbn, tuba)  Jack Pettis & Bill Meyers/ arr. Tay
 
In the Mood (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba) Glen Miller/ arr. Mervin Tay

Joshua Fit The Battle of Jericho (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba) spiritual/ arr. Tay
 
Tico-Tico (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba)   Zequinha de Abreu/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
 
 
 
POP/FOLK SONG ARRANGEMENTS
This section contains arrangement of pops tunes as well as widely-known folk songs.  Next to each piece is listed the original composer as well as the arranger and the format/voicing of the arrangement.
 
My Bonnie Is Over the Ocean (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba)  traditional/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
Pirates of Penzance Medley (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba)Glibert & Sullivan/ arr. Tay
 
Shenandoah (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba)  traditional/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
 
 
SACRED ARRANGEMENTS
The following are arrangements of popular hymns, sacred choral literature and African-American spirituals. Next to each piece is listed the original composer as well as the arranger and the format/voicing of the arrangement.
 
 
 
 
A Mighty Fortress (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba)  Martin Luther/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
All Creatures of Our God and King (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba) traditional/arr. Tay
 
Be Thou My Vision (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba) traditional/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
(Quintet: 2 trp Bb with alternate Eb part, hn, tbn, tuba) traditional/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
Everytime I Feel the Spirit (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba) traditional/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
Fairest Lord Jesus (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba) traditional/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
O Magnum Mysterium (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba)
Tomas Luis de Victoria/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
Old Rugged Cross (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba) traditional/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
Peace Like A River (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba) spiritual/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
Priere a Notre Dame (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba) Léon Boëllmann/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
Wade in the Water (Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba) spiritual/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
 
 
 
 
BRASS WITH ORGAN
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing (Quintet with Organ) traditional/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
NEW DAY (Organ and Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba) Original Work by Mervin Tay
 
Praise The Lord With Drums and Cymbals (Organ and Quintet: trp Bb, trp Eb, hn, tbn, tuba)  Sigfrid Karg-Elert/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
Suo-Gan (Organ and Quintet: 2 trp, hn, tbn, tuba) Welsh lullaby/ arr. Mervin Tay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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