Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881) completed his cycle "Pictures at an Exhibition" in 1874 in homage to painter Viktor Hartmann, a friend of his who'd passed away the year before.
Elgar Howarth arranged Mussorgsky's masterpiece for a brass ensemble
The individual pieces -- each representing a painting -- bear fanciful titles like "The Gnome," "Dispute Between Children at Play," or "Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks."
Originally written for solo piano, the work has been arranged numerous times. As part of the 2007 Beethovenfest, the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble performed a virtuosic version for brass and percussion by British composer Elgar Howarth. Thomas Clamor conducted.