Trois Chansons for Brass Quintet


An arrangement of Maurice Ravel’s Trois Chansons for Brass Quintet. Ravel began writing these songs set to his own texts in December 1914 as a response to the outbreak of World War I, and are Ravel’s only compositions for a cappella voices. The second movement, Trois beaux oiseuax du Paradis (Three beautiful birds of Paradise) was written first, and later placed in between the other two, more sprightly pieces in the set.

The beautiful second movement is also available as a standalone movement here.