Dash for brass quintet opens with a minimalistic unfolding of a single sonority. After the higher instruments
in the ensemble enter on a single pitch, F, in staggered fashion, more and more new notes gradually emerge in a
wedge like fashion, with the tuba entering last to provide an ever deepening bass support. After the opening reaches
full blossom, new textures, sonorities and melodies emerge, with each new section being driven by the rhythmic
vitality that distinguishes the fanfare. The piece closes in much the same way it began, but this time in reverse
order–the tuba begins with low pedal tones on which the rest of the ensemble builds to a final cadence.