For Brass Quintet

Duration: ca. 5' 30"

Giralda Brass: Marvel Marvel

Performance History · Purchase Sheet Music

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.

Purchase Sheet Music

Sheet music for Marvel is available from Art of Sound Music.

Performance History

May 11, 2015, preview performance by the Mirari Brass Quintet at Columbia High School, Nampa, Idaho.

May 18, 2015, world premiere by the Mirari Brass Quintet at Lagerquist Hall, Tacoma, Washington.

June 25, 2016, by the Menlo Brass Quintet at St Mark's Episcopal Church, Palo Alto, California.

July 16, 2022, by the Menlo Brass Quintet at Palo Alto Arts Center Auditorium, Palo Alto, California.