Práis, for brass quintet
by Adam Scott Neal
Práis (“praw-ish”) is Gaelic for brass. Originally for low brass, trumpets were added on to the piece, resulting in two brass choirs, low brass and trumpets, that are mostly Independent of each other. Metaphors that come to mind are palimpsests (scrolls that are partially erased with a new layer added on top), geological strata, and television interference.