This setting of George Bernard's Classic Hymn, "Old Rugged Cross," for brass quartet (2 tpts, 2 tbns) takes a completely new approach harmonically in this arrangement. While the famous melody for the 1st Trumpet has a few added embellishments, the rest of the ensemble joins with tighter jazz-influenced harmony.
A reflective approach to this piece of music would be extremely rewarding in a worship setting when used either as an offertory or as a lead-in to a music set. While none of the individual brass parts are particularly challenging, it will still be an exercise in balanced small ensemble playing.
MP3 recording is available separately here, but is included for free with purchase of sheet music.
Also available for Trombone Ensemble