Ode to Joy (Brass Quartet), by Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. Forbes
Everyone knows this melody, but nobody expects it to come over a deceptive chaconne as Forbes borrows from Pachabel for the introduction to this work. A warm, and unique take on an old standard, this well-known work by Beethoven is a crowd pleaser in almost any venue. Grade 3: parts for 2 B-flat trumpets and 2 trombones (or tuba on the bottom part). Also comes with optional timpani part.