La Folia – 8th movement for brass quintet


Modal Madness for brass quintet (with optional acting)

A journey taking the tune of la Folia through various modes including octatonic, dorian, neapolitan minor and an invented, almost atonal, mode for the emotional horn player.  The music here is based on the first movement and expanded somewhat.

This was originally intended for the players to join in with words (spoken and sung) at various points in the piece, but a plainer version, without words,  is also available.