Sibelius often spoke of the happy moments he used to spend in the hospitable home of his Aunt Eveliina in the little southern coastal town Loviisa. There he could enjoy the congenial company of friends and relatives, with whom small ensembles would be formed to play music. A major portion of his early chamber works were composed at Loviisa during his boyhood and student days. It was there too that certain last works of Sibelius' early period saw the light of day, his Overture and Petite Suite for brass septet, which are documents shedding interesting light on one of the master's developmental stage.
Petite Suite for brass septet consists of Prelude (JS 83, composed in 1891) and Andantino & Menuett (JS 45, composed in 1890/91). This arrangement by Holger Fransman was published for the first time in 1988.
This product includes the score and the parts.
1st Bb cornet
2nd Bb cornet