February 8, 2014

William Mayer’s Brass Quintet was commissioned by the New York Brass Quintet. It has been described as a “rambunctious fete” by the Manhattan Brass Quintet, yet in the midst of all the crackling motion, serious and tragic figures well up, generally without warning. It’s second movement is an elegy in memory of Peter Liebhold, a college student who was killed on his way back to winter term in Oberlin when his car skidded out of control.