Elliot Goldenthal


Elliot Goldenthal (b. 1954) is an American composer of film, concert, and theater works. In 2002 he won the Academy Award for his original score to the movie Frida. Goldenthal was a student of both Aaron Copland and John Corigliano, both of whom we’ve explored in previous posts. Besides his film scores, of which there are over 25, Goldenthal is perhaps best known for his work in musicals and ballets. For brass ensemble, he wrote the following:

 Brass Quintet No. 1

 Brass Quintet No. 2

Brass Quintet No. 2 is comprised of three movements entitled “Quinque,” “Cortege,” and “Rondo Burlesque,” respectively.  Here is a sample:

Goldenthal Quintet 2 mvm 3 excerpt

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