As the brass quintet is an ensemble born of the 20th century, we brass players don't have the wealth of great repertoire by the masters, like Bach and Mozart. In fact, the amount of original brass music written before the mid-1900's is extremely scarce. As a result, we find ourselves constantly searching for pieces, form all periods of history, suitable for transcription. The music in this album comes from England, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Romania and Holland and ranges from Renaissance and Baroque to various 20th century styles. The only piece originally written for brass ensemble is the Quintet by Malcolm Arnold. Dallas Brass Classics is a compilation of pieces originally released on our earliest CDs - Debut and Dallas Brass II.