Saturday, February 18, 2012

Brass Literature Class Presentation

Hello all!  I wanted to post the presentation that I did in class this week.  I found some very enjoyable pieces for brass groups including brass quintet, quartet, trio, ensemble, horn ensemble,  and quartet.  The information for how to find each is included so you should be able to find the album and more music like the song relatively easily if you take an interest.  Enjoy!  I know I did:)

1. Titanic” Fantasy by Richard Bissell and performed by The London Horn Sound

Recorded at Abbey Road Studio in 1999 9:12

Written for 12 horns, timpani and percussion

Based on 3 tunes from the Titanic film score

Solo performer, Hugh Seenan finishes the solo on an ethereal top D

2. Nessun Dorma by Giacomo Puccini, arranged for Brass Choir by Daniel Leavitt and performed by Washington Symphonic Brass 2:48

3. O magnum mysterium by Lauridsen, arranged for brass choir by Jeffrey Budin and performed by The Bay Brass 6:36 on album Sound the Bells

Formed in 1995, The Bay Brass, is comprised of a cooperative of players from the San Francisco Bay Area's leading performing organizations including theSan Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and Symphony Silicon Valley. The aim of the group is to present both large-scale symphonic brass ensemble works and compositions for smaller combinations of players in acoustics which complement the wonderful sound of brass. In addition, The Bay Brass programs concerts of remarkable diversity, combining the traditional brass repertory with jazz and other contemporary styles, including the works of some of today's most influential composers.

4. Robin Hood Prince of Thieves arranged by Josef Reif 3:12 on Vienna Horns CD Track #1
Horns (8 or 12) and percussion

5. Fanfare for the Common Man by Copland performed by the PJBE Track #1 on Greatest Hits CD2

6. Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. Performed by the PJBE Tracks #18-32

7. St. Louis Blues performed by Canadian Brass on album 2 Centuries of Hits Track #7

8. Bernhard Crusell-Four pieces for the Band of the Swedish First Lifeguard Regiment Marche on album Antique Brasses, performed by The London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble approximately 8 minutes Tracks #24-27  Movements: Marche, Waltz, Andante, and Al la chasse

9. A Philharmonic Fanfare by The University of Maryland Brass Trio Track #1 on album Brass Trios composed by Eric Ewazen

10. Skarpskyttepolka Composed by Thure Hasselof and performed by Swedish Brass Quartet Track #9 on album Svenska Messingkvartetten

11. The Lion Sleeps Tonight by Solomon Linda performed by Berlin Philharmonic Horn Quartet on album Four Corners!

12. Wanton Horns (Chinese Kitchen Dreams) by Klaus Wallendorf performed by Berlin Philharmonic Horn Quartet on album Four Corners!

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