Post your favorite pieces, feel free to give a brief history behind said piece if you wish.
I'll begin with a more popular one
Written by a Russian man that goes by the name of Dmitri Shostakovich. It was written in 1954 in three days (mind you three days of absolute hell). It was most popularly shown in the 1980 Olympics in Moscow.
I've been playing trumpet for 9 years, but I picked up mellophone 3 years ago.
I plan on trying out for BD on mellophone this upcoming winter.
Go big or go home.
The Unanswered Question (1908)
By Charles Ives, considered to be one of the first (if not the first) modernist american composers. He sold insurance for a living.
Contains pre second viennese school implications of atonality overtop a very slow and quiet American folk hymn. Very innovative for the time.
Started horn at age 12 as my first instrument. My cc doesn't have a wind ensemble so I'm left to my own private practice. I'm trying to find good technical exercises online to keep my chops up.
Part 1, page 7.
The end, hope this helps you out