Zack has rearranged his new seven piece composition which was honored as first runner-up in the 2013 Humboldt
Brass Composition Competition. Now orchestrated for brass quintet, the four movement piece runs about 11
minutes when performed as a whole, and comes with program notes explaining the work. Trumpet 1 and French
horn are featured throughout. Players must be strong to pull it off.
Movement 1, "Calypso Honeymoon", is a festive calypso introducing many of the themes that will be explored
throughout the composition.
Movement 2, "A Love Undying", is a horn feature over a bossa nova groove.
Movement 3, "March of the Zombies", is a tango built over a pulsating tuba line with occasional
shrieks and wails by other instruments.
Movement 4, "El Mariachi de la Muerta", is a paso doble featuring the trumpet and concluding with an
epic battle between lovers and zombies.
This is a piece which will certainly be talked about long after the performance.
Listen to a recording of the septet version and imagine it thinned out a bit.