For Brass Quintet
Duration: ca. 5' 30"
Giralda Brass: Marvel Marvel
Marvel was commissioned by the Mirari Brass Quintet and was composed in 2014. The Latin word mirari is the source of the word marvel, and means "to wonder at," just as you may marvel at the wonders of nature. As a noun, anything that provokes wonder, admiration or astonishment is a marvel: The Eiffel tower is an engineering marvel. This piece seeks to reflect wonder, admiration and astonishment in honor of the Mirari Brass Quintet.
Giralda Brass of Sevilla, Spain, was awarded the 2017 Burke & Bagley Prize for their outstanding video of Marvel. Proemium Metals of Granada, Spain, received the Second Place award, and Center Stage Brass of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded Third Place. Watch the winning videos.