Steve Ash

Steve Ash

Robert Jackson composed the enduring hymn tune “Trentham” in 1894 as a setting of Edwin Hatch’s “Breathe On Me, Breath of God” which was written in 1886. Steve Ash brings a modern harmonic approach to this classic melody with a sensitive treatment in this arrangement for 7-part brass ensemble.

Though the melody is primarily passed between the lead Flugel and Trombone parts, other accompanying moving lines around the entire ensemble will keep things interesting for everybody, making for a good exercise in ensemble balance and blend.

This arrangement doesn’t contain any significant range or other technical challenges making for an accessible chart for a broad range of skill levels. This tender arrangement would fit well when needing a reflective piece on a program for concert or worship.

This melancholy Christmas standard from the 1960’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” television special gets a brass treatment in Steve Ash’s lovely arrangement for brass quintet. Every part takes its turn with the melody for at least a short time, while other accompanying moving lines around the entire ensemble will keep things interesting for everybody.

Other than an optional improvised tag for the trombonist, there aren’t many other technical challenges as this arrangement becomes more a vehicle for displaying ensemble blend and balance, as well as making for an accessible chart for a broad range of skill levels.

This fantastic chart belongs in the book for every brass quintet’s Christmas program as it brings a smile to everyone’s face!

Also available for Trombone Quintet/Choir

Helen H. Lemmel composed this melody in 1922 inspired by the scripture of Hebrews 12:2. Steve Ash’s introspective treatment of this melody in his trombone quintet arrangement shares the tune between instrumental parts so no one player carries the melodic weight for the whole piece. Other accompanying moving lines around the entire ensemble will keep things interesting for everybody, making for a good exercise in ensemble balance and blend.

While the first two trombone parts go as high as a “G” above the staff, and there are a few characteristic lower notes for the bass trombonist, there aren’t many other technical challenges making for an accessible chart for a broad range of skill levels.

This tender arrangement would fit well when needing a reflective piece on a program.

This melancholy Christmas standard from the 1960’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” television special gets a low brass treatment in Steve Ash’s lovely arrangement for trombone quintet. While every part takes its turn with the melody for at least a short time, this is a good vehicle for showcasing a solid jazzy-ballad lead trombonist. Other accompanying moving lines around the entire ensemble will keep things interesting for everybody.

While the lead trombone part spends a little bit of time in the upper register, and there are a few characteristic lower notes for the bass trombonist, there aren’t many other technical challenges making for an accessible chart for a broad range of skill levels.

This fantastic chart belongs in the book for every trombone ensemble’s Christmas program as it brings a smile to everyone’s face!

Also available for Brass Quintet

This Beatles classic from the Sergeant Pepper album gets a low brass treatment in Steve Ash’s bouncy arrangement for trombone quintet. Every part takes its turn with the melody while splitting up accompaniment patterns around the ensemble to keep things interesting for everybody.

While the lead trombone part spends a little bit of time in the upper register, and there are a few characteristic lower notes for the bass trombonist, there aren’t many other technical challenges making for an accessible chart for a broad range of skill levels.

A fantastic chart for adding a fun Beatles number onto your trombone ensemble program!

This traditional hymn is given a tender treatment in Steve Ash’s arrangement for trombone quintet. While the First and Third parts deliver the melody, the remaining interesting harmonies and accompaniment patterns around the ensemble keep things interesting for everybody.

This piece is a good exercise in blend and ensemble playing. There are a few 3rd ledger line G’s above the staff but no major range or technical challenges, making for an accessible chart for a broad range of skill levels.

A fantastic chart for adding a sensitive spiritual piece onto your trombone ensemble program!