CRYSTAL RECORDS – Brass Ensembles

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"probably the world's best brass catalog",    says Fanfare

CD121:  PHILHARMONIC BRASS, Los Angeles Brass Society* & Los Angeles Philharmonic Brass Ensemble**, conducted by Lester Remsen. Rayner Brown, Five Pieces for Organ, Harp, Brass, and Percussion* (with Ladd Thomas, organ, and Dorothy Remsen, harp; Rayner Brown, Fantasy-Fugue**; Fisher Tull, Liturgical Symphony*; Fisher Tull, Variations on an Advent Hymn**; William Schmidt, Sequential Fanfares**; Robert Henderson, Fanfare 1964**; various composers: Fanfares 1969*(Jeffrey Reynolds, Irving Bush, Frank Campo, Fred Dutton, William Kraft, William Schmidt, Leonard Rosenman).   UPC 00941471212-7 ORDER NOW
     Lester Remsen is one of the most influential brass players and teachers of the 20th century. His Los Angeles Brass Society and Philharmonic Brass, with as many as 20 players each, were comprised of many of the best brass players in Los Angeles.

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Brown: Five Pieces  Mvt 1 (Toccata)  Mvt 2 (Adagio)  Mvt 3 (Scherzo)  Mvt 4 (Passacaglia)  Mvt 5 (Fugue)    Tull: Liturgical Symphony  Mvt 1 (Lento; Allegretto)  Mvt 2 (Pesante)  Mvt 3 (Allegretto)    Fanfares 1969  Mvt 1 (by J.Reynolds)  Mvt 2 (by I.Bush)  Mvt 3 (by F.Campo)  Mvt 4(by F.Dutton)  Mvt 5 (by W.Kraft)  Mvt 6 (by W.Schmidt)  Mvt 7 (by L.Rosenman)    Henderson: Fanfare 1964    Tull: Variations on an Advent Hymn    Schmidt: Sequential Fanfares    Brown: Fantasy-Fugue

CD122:  The Venetian Brass Album. Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and San Francisco Symphony Brass sections; Peter Sacco, tenor. Four, five, and eight part music by Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli, Guami, Correggio, Antegnati, Frescobaldi, Chilese, Bartolino, and Lappi.  Special bonus work:  Peter Sacco, Three Psalms for Brass Quintet and Tenor Voice. UPC 00941471222-6    ORDER NOW
Music of the 16th century lends itself very well to brass ensembles. This recording, originally released on LP in 1978, features some of the best brass players around at that time. Most of these players, including Thomas Stevens, Malcolm McNab, Miles Anderson, Jeffrey Reynolds, and Roger Bobo have become icons of excellence in the brass world.

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Ricercar Del Duodecimo Tuono   Canzon 6   Canzon Vigesima Terza a 5   Ricercar Del Sesto Tuono   Canzon Vigesima   Canzon 9   Canzon Vigesima Prima a 5   Canzon Secondavo   Canzon Vigesimaquarta a 8   Canzon Trigesigesimaseconda   Canzon Trigesima a 8   Canzon 26 (La Negrona)   Canzon Vigesimatottava   Canzon Vigesimanona a 8   Psalm 13, How Long Wilt Thou Forget Me, O Lord?   Psalm 18, the Sorrows Of Death Compassed Me   Psalm 83, Keep Not Thou Silence, O God


CD200:  BRASS BONANZA!  New York, Berlin, Annapolis, Dallas, I-5,   St. Louis, & Metropolitan Brass Quintets.   Gabrieli:  Canzone per Sonare;  Speer:  Sonatas 4 & 6;   Malcolm Arnold:  Quintet;  Hovhaness:  Six Dances;   Dutton:  Carnival of Venice;  Leclerc:  Par Monts et Par Vaux;   Liadov-Glazunov:  Fanfares for the Jubilee of Rimsky-Korsakov;   Horovitz:  Music Hall Suite;  Brade: Allemande; Kessel: Sonata 2.  "Very good to outstanding,"  Fanfare   UPC 00941472002-3 ORDER NOW

 

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Liadov-Glazuonov:  Fanfares    Gabrieli: Canzone    Anonymous:  Die Bankelsangerlieder    Speer:  Sonata No. 4    Sonata No. 6    Arnold: Quintet  Mvt 1  Mvt 2  Mvt 3    Hovhaness: Six Dances  Solene   Allegro Moderato   Allegretto   Allegro Con Spirito   Moderato   Allegro Brillant    Dutton: Carnival of Venice    Leclerc: Par Monts et Par Vaux   La Colline Aux Epilobes   Sous-Bois   Jeux De La Lienne   La Chapelle Dans Les Pins   Danse De La Follerie    Horovitz: Music Hall Suite  Soubrette Song   Trick Cyclists   Soft-Shoe Shuffle   Les Girls    Brade: Allemande    Kessel: Sonata 2

 

CD211: CHICAGO BRASS QUINTET  Edmund Haines, Toccata; James Hopkins, Brass Quintet No. 1; James Mattern, Sonata Breve.  PLUS these exciting transcriptions for brass quintet of  popular classical works: De Falla, Miller’s Dance from The Three Cornered Hat and Suite from El Amor Brujo; Bartok, Folk Song Suite; Mussorgsky, Hopak; Shostakovich, Polka from The Age of Gold; Scriabin, Prelude; Rimsky-Korsakov, Flight of the Bumblebee; Rossini, William Tell Overture; Monteverdi, two works from Vespers. UPC 009414721129

The Chicago Brass Quintet, formed in 1964, has established itself as one of the best brass quintets in the world. This CD includes newly recorded works plus newly remastered favorites from the group’s first LP.  “one of the premiere ensembles of our time” (ITG Journal).   ORDER NOW  

Sound samples (mp3) Click on the link to hear up to 35 seconds of the movement shown.  Monteverdi: Deus in Adjutorium   Ecco Momorar    Haines: Toccata    Hopkins: Brass Quintet No. 1  mvt. 1    mvt. 2   mvt. 3    Mattern: Sonata Breve  mvt. 1   mvt. 2   mvt. 3  mvt. 4    De Falla: Miller's Dance from The Three Cornered Hat   Suite from El Amor Brujo    Bartok: Folk Song Suite  Magyar Tanc   Melody   Song of the Fox   Swineherds' Dance    Mussorgsky: Hopak    Shostakovich: Polka from The Age of Gold   Scriabin: Prelude   Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumble-Bee    Rossini: William Tell Overture Finale  (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button)

CD214:  AMERICAN BRASS QUINTET. Victor Ewald, Quintet No. 3 in Db; William Lovelock, Suite for Brass Instruments; Gilbert Amy, Relais; Antonio Bertali, Two Sonatas; J.S. Bach, Contrapunctus VII from the Art of the Fugue. UPC 00941472142-6
    The American Brass Quintet gave its first public performance in 1960, marking a career that includes performances throughout the world, more than 45 recordings, and premieres of more than 100 new works. The group has been in-residence at The Juilliard School in New York since 1987 and at the Aspen Festival since 1970. Newsweek Magazine called the quintet "the high priests of brass." ORDER NOW

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Bertali:  Sonata No. 2   Sonata No. 4    J.S. Bach:  Contrapunctus VII    Ewald Quintet:  Mvt. 1 (Allegro)  Mvt. 2(Intermezzo)  Mvt 3 (Andante)  Mvt 4 (Vivo)    Lovelock Suite:  Mvt 1 (Fanfare)  Mvt 2 (Meditation)  Mvt 3 (Toccata)  Mvt 4 (Finale)    Amy:  Relais

CD220:  MUSIC FOR ALL SEASONS.  Moravian Trombones.  Christmas, Easter, Lent, Advent.  Chorales, sonatas, occasional music played by the Los Angeles Trombone Ensemble and the Moravian Trombone Choir of Downey. 12 trombones, from sopranino to contrabass.  "The sound is magnificent"   Amercan Rcd Guide.   UPC 00941472202-7 ORDER NOW

 

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Antes: Three Chorales   Cruse Sonatas:    Mvt 1 (Scherzo)   Mvt 2 (Allegro)  Mvt 3 (Adagio)    Communion Hymn   Moravian Funeral Chorales   The Liturgical Year: Advent - Come Thou Long Expected Jesus - Once He Came In Blessing   Christmas - All My Heart This Night Rejoices   Passion Week - Go To Dark Gethsemane   Easter - Sleepers Wake - I Give Thee Thanks Unfeigned   All Saints Day - The Thousand Times Ten Thousand   Moravian Chorale Cycle   Hosanna    O Come, Immanuel; All the World Gives Praises; How Shall I Meet My Saviour    Ave Maria    To Us A Child Is Born This Night - Break Forth O Beauteous Heavenly - Once He Came In Blessing    To Us A Child Is Born    O Come All Ye Faithful - Angels We Have Heard On High - Hark The Herald Angels Sing    Hosanna    Prague, 7th Century: Ride On In Majesty; Go To Dark Gethsemane    Crucifixus    Solemn Intrada    Christians Dismiss Your Fear; The Day Of Resurrection; Jesus Christ Is Risen Today; Lyra Davidica    Christ Unto Us Has Left An Example

 

CD221: TUBBY’S REVENGE. New York Tuba Quartet & New York Brass Quintet.  UPC 009414722126.   ORDER NOW  

 

N.Y. Tuba Quartet: Gunther Schuller, Five Moods for Tuba Quartet; George Heussenstamm, Tubafour; Henry Purcell, Allegro and Air; Walter Ross, Fancy Dances for Three Bass Tubas; John Stevens, Music 4 Tubas; Charlie Parker, Au Privave; N.Y. Brass Quintet: Vincent Persichetti, Parable for Brass Quintet; Jan Bach, Laudes.

            The New York Tuba Quartet, formed in 1973, consisted of some of the top tubists in New York City: Toby Hanks, Stephen Johns, Tony Price, Sam Palafian. The New York Brass Quintet, formed in 1954 and in existence for over 30 years, was called “the homogenized cream of wind ensembles.” (Chicago Tribune): Robert Nagel and Allen Dean, trumpets; Paul Ingraham, horn; John Swallow, trombone; Toby Hanks, tuba. This CD is derived from two critically acclaimed LPs released in 1976 and 1978, resp.

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Schuller: Five Moods for Tuba Quartet  Mvmt I   Mvmt II   Mvmt III   Mvmt IV
    Heussenstamm: Tubafour     Purcell:  Allegro and Air     Ross: Fancy Dances   Galop   Sarabande   Saltarello    Stevens: Music 4 Tubas  Lively   Chorale   Rock    Parker: Au Privave     Persichetti: Parable for Brass Quintet     Bach Laudes  Reveille   Scherzo   Cantilena   Volta

CD241:  THE NFB HORN QUARTET.  David Kappy, Jay Wadenpfuhl, Ricardo Almeida, Bill Hoyt.   Paul Hindemith, Sonata for Four Horns;  Jacques-Francois Gallay, Grand Quartet, op. 26;  Jay Wadenpfuhl, Tectonica for Eight Horns. "splendid group...a gorgeous disc; real music where one expects mere dazzle",   Fanfare   UPC 00941472412-0 ORDER NOW

 

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Gallay Grand Quartet:  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Andante)  Mvt 3(Scherzo)   Mvt 4(Vivace)    Hindemith Sonata:  Mvt 1(Fugato)  Mvt 2(Lebhaft)  Mvt 3(Variations)    Wadenpfuhl:  Tectonica

CD420:  THE TUBADOURS.  Disneyland's favorite tuba quartet!  18 classical favorites & 17 Christmas traditionals. Includes Nutcracker, Fledermaus Waltz, March of the Toys, Mouret Rondo, Bach Fugue, Comedians’ Galop, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Too Fat Polka, Mood Indigo, Satin Doll, Barnum & Bailey's Favorite March, Down by the Old Mill Stream, March of Marionettes, Come Dearest, Jingle Bells, God Rest Ye, First Noel, O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Tannenbaum, Away in a Manger, Il Est Ne, We Three Kings, O Come Emmanuel, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Good King Wenceslas, Coventry Carol, and more. UPC 00941474202-5 ORDER NOW

 

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March of the Toys   March of the Toy Soldiers   Fledermaus Waltz   Barnum & Bailey   When Tubas Waltz    Rondeau   Down By the Old Mill Stream   Dance of the Reed Pipes   March of the Marionettes   Fugue in G Minor   Come Dearest, the Daylight is Gone   Comedian's Galop   Bagatelle   Mood Indigo   Satin Doll   Too Fat Polka   Eine Kleine Nachtmusik   Oh Little Town of Bethlehem   Hail to the Lord's Annointed   March of the Kings  We Three Kings

CD430:  CHRISTMAS WITH CHICAGO CHAMBER BRASS and Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus.   25 traditional Christmas favorites, including Silent Night, Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, The First Noel, Away in a Manger, Sleigh Ride, O Come Emmanuel, Il Est Ne, Joy to the World, etc.  "excellent arrangements...crisp, polished, solid playing",  Digital Audio   UPC 00941474302-2 ORDER NOW

 

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Purcell:  Fanfare    Handel:  Joy to the World    Mozart: Ave Verum    Good King Wenceslas (Trad.)    Coventry Carol (Trad.)    The First Noel    O Come O Come Immanuel    Silent Night    Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring    The Heavens Are Telling    Angels We Have Heard On High    Hallelujah Chorus    Carol of the Bells    O Come, All Ye Faithful    Lo, How a Rose(Chorale Prelude)    Lo, How a Rose(Trad.)    Hark, The Herald Angels Sing    Away in a Manger    Deck the Halls    Il Est Ne And Variations    Jingle Bells    Sleigh Ride    The Christmas Song    Parade of the Wooden Soldiers    We Wish You a Merry Christmas

CD431:  THE BRASS AND THE BAND.    Chicago Chamber Brass & Dallas Wind Symphony, Howard Dunn, cond.   Gordon Jacob:  Music for a Festival;   Alexander Arutiunian:  Concerto for Trumpet;  Mozart:  Concert-Rondo for Horn;   Edward Llewellyn:  My Regards (trombone & band);   Herbert L. Clarke:  The Bride of the Waves (tuba & band);   Eugene Bozza:  Rustiques (trumpet & Band). "recording & performances are brilliant",  American Record Guide  UPC 00941474312-1 ORDER NOW

 

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Jacob Music for a Festival:  Mvt 1 (Intrada)  Mvt 2 (Overture)  Mvt 3 (Round)  Mvt 4 (Air)  Mvt 5 (Interlude)  Mvt 6 (March)  Mvt 7 (Saraband)  Mvt 8 (Scherzo)  Mvt 9 (Madrigal)  Mvt 10(Minuet & Trio)  Mvt 11(Finale)    Arutiunian: Concerto for Trumpet    Mozart: Concert Rondo for Horn    Llewellyn: My Regards    Clarke: Bride of the Waves    Bozza: Rustiques


CD432:  THE MAKE BELIEVE BRASS, Disneyland's full-time brass ensemble. Eighteen Wild, Wacky, and Winsome Works for Brass Quintet.  Special treatments of well-known classics: 1812 Opener, Comedian’s Galop, Willy Tell Overture, Coronation March, Coppelia Waltz, Mack the Knife, In a Persian Market, Sabre Dance, Symphony No. 5, Over the Waves, Mancini Medley, Laura’s Stairway to the Stars, Surprise Symphony, Dance of the Hours, Big Band Montage, Granada, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,  Stars and Stripes. "a lot of fun; fine musicianship",  Fanfare   UPC 00941474322-0 ORDER NOW

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1812 Opener     Comedian's Galop     Willy Tell Ovt.     Coronation March     Coppelia Valse     Mack the Knife     In a Persian Market     Sabre Dance    Mancini Medley     Granada     Symphony #5     Over the Waves     Stairway to the Stars    Surprise Symphony     Dance of the Hours     Big Band Montage     Stars & Stripes     Bugle Boy

CD433:  MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE.  Big brass group from Chicago.  Wagner: Prelude from Die Meistersinger & Funeral March from Die Götterdamerung;  Brahms: Festive and Commemorative Music;  J.S. Bach: Suite of Dances;  Fisher Tull:  The Binding;  Henri Tomasi: Fanfares Liturgiques.  Bruce Briney, conductor. "This is how brass music should sound when recorded."    Fanfare   UPC 00941474332-9 ORDER NOW

 

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Wagner: Prelude    Tull: The Binding    Bach Suite:  Mvt 1 (Sarabande)  Mvt 2 (Bouree)  Mvt 3 (Sicilienne)    Brahms: Festive and Commemorative Music  Mvt 1  Mvt 2  Mvt 3    Wagner: Funeral March    Tomasi: Fanfares  Annonciation  Evangile  Apocalypse 
Procession Du Vendredi

CD520:  MOSTLY RAILROAD MUSIC, by Eldon Rathburn. Delightful CD by one of Canada's foremost film composers. Three Calliope Pieces (steam calliope), Junction (jaw harps), Rise and Fall of the Steam Railroad (includes calliope, jew's harp, synthesizer, banjos, mandolin, percussion, piano), Ghost Train, Railroad Preludes (piano), Iron Horses of Delson, Schönberg vs. Gershwin, Dorian Crossing, Dvorak at 155th Street, Hindemith Rides the Merchants Limited (flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons), The Nomadic Five, and Turbo (featuring the Atlantic Brass Quintet).   UPC 00941475202-4 ORDER NOW

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St. Lawrence Tubular Bridge    Stravinsky on the Delta Queen    Honky-Tonks    Junction    Rise and Fall of the Steam RR    Ghost Train    RR Preludes: Great Little Train of Wales   Tiddles of Paddington   Spiral Tunnel Boogie   In Memoriam   Thoreau's Train   Amtrak    Iron Horses of Delson    Schoenberg v. Gershwin    Dorion Crossing    Dvorak at 155th    Hindemith Rides the Ltd.    Nomadic Five    Turbo

CD551:  Fragments from a Show - BRASS RING. Hans Werner Henze, Fragments from a Show; Michael Praetorius, Dances from Terpsichore; J.S. Bach, Wir glauben all an einem Gott; Michel Leclerc, Par Monts et Par Vaux; Witold Lutoslawski, Mini Overture; Edward Gregson, Quintet for Brass; Paul Hindemith, Four Madrigals.  UPC 00941475512-4 ORDER NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and details.

 

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Praetorius Dances:  Mvt 1 (Ballet)   Mvt 2 (Courant-Sarabande)   Mvt 3 (Pavane)   Mvt 4 (Bransle Double)   Mvt 5 (Volta)    Bach:  Wir Glauben All An Einen Gott    Leclerc: Par Monts et Par Vaux   La Colline Aux Epilobes   Sous-Bois   Jeux De La Lienne   La Chapelle Dans Les Pins   Danse De La Follerie   Henze:  Fragments from a Show    Lutoslawski:  Mini Overture    Gregson: Quintet for Brass  Mvt 1   Mvt 2    Hindemith: Four Madrigals  Trink Aus   Fruhling   Du Zweifel   Magisches Rezept

CD560:  NEW MEXICO BRASS QUINTET.   World Premiere recordings of works commissioned by the New Mexico Brass Quintet. John Cheetham:  A Brass Menagerie;  Raymond Luedeke:  Quintet for Brass (Complexities & Contradictions);  Also Thomas Beveridge:  Magic Flute Fantasy,  G.F. Handel:  Sound an Alarm;  J. B. Arban:  Fantaisie;  "Jelly Roll" Morton:  Dead Man Blues. "More good material from the label that has the best brass catalogue in the world."  CBC National Radio Guide  UPC 00941475602-2 ORDER NOW

 

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Beveridge:  Magic Flute Fantasy    Cheetham Brass Menagerie:  Mvt 1 (Molto allegro)  Mvt 2 (Lento)  Mvt 3 (Scherzando)  Mvt 4 (Alla Marcia)  Mvt 5 (Brillante)    Luedeke: Quintet    Handel: Sound an Alarm    Arban: Fantaisie    Morton: Dead Man Blues


CD561:  BRASS RING.   Luciano Berio:  Call;  Michael Praetorius:  Dances from Terpsichore;  Giovanni Gabrieli:  Sacro Tempio d'Honor and S'al Discoprir;  J.S. Bach:  Bring to the Lord the Honor Due His Name;  Victor Ewald:  Quintet No. 1 in Bb  Minor, op. 5;  Bryan Kelly: Suite Parisienne.  "first-rate; recording is up to Crystal’s usual high standards."  Fanfare   UPC 00941475612-1 ORDER NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and details.

 

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Berio:  Call    Praetorius Dances:  Mvt 1 (Ballet de coqs)  Mvt 2 (Ballet des Baccanales)  Mvt 3 (Courante)  Mvt 4 (Courante)  Mvt 5 (Volta)    Gabrieli: Sacro Tempio D'Honor   S'Al Discoprir    Bach: Bring To The Lord The Honor Due His Name    Ewald: Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3    Kelly: Suite Parisienne  Quartier Latin   Promenade   Memoire   Moulin Rouge
 

CD562:  CHESTNUT BRASS COMPANY.  Renaissance, Baroque, and 19th Century music performed on authentic brass instruments of the period:  cornetti, sackbuts, ophicleide, bugles, saxhorns, etc.  Music by Mainerio, Henry VIII, Fay, Johnson, Jullien, Friedrich, Weber, Arban, Porter, Khatchaturian.  Also new quintets by Denise Roger and John Davison.  "tasteful and enjoyable",  American Record Guide   UPC 00941475622-0 ORDER NOW

 

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Khachaturian: Sabre Dance    Weber: Sonata    Mainerio Dances:  Mvt 1 (Balla Milanese)  Mvt 2 (L'Arboscello)  Mvt 3 (Schiarzula Marazula)    Merulo: Canzona    Henry VIII: Pastyme with Good Companye    Fay: Wrecker’s Daughter Quickstep    Johnson: Dirge    Jullien: Prima Donna Waltz    Friedrich: Lilly Bell Quickstep    Porter: In the Still of the Night    Arban: Baptiste Arban Memorial Quickstep    Roger: Supplique   Polychromie    Davison: Passacaglia   Scherzo   Ballad   Finale

CD563:  NEW MEXICO BRASS QUINTET.  Scheidt, Variations on a Galliard of John Dowland;  Handel, Air with Five Variations;  J.S. Bach, Fugue in D;  Marvin Lamb, The Stomp: Revisited;  Margaret Brouwer, Timespan;  Warner Hutchison, Apocalypse I;  Peter Lieuwen, Celestial Voices.  "the most significant recording to come along in several years",  American Record Guide   UPC 00941475632-9 ORDER NOW

 

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Scheidt:  Variations    Handel: Air with 5 Variations    Bach: Fugue    Lamb:  The Stomp    Brouwer Timespan:  Mvt 1 (Rondeau Squared)  Mvt 2 (Ancient Calls)  Mvt 3 (Shining Metals)    Hutchison:  Apocalypse I  Prologue  Mystery of Babylon  War in Heaven  And God Shall Wipe Away All Tears  Epilogue    Lieuwen: Celestial Voices


CD564:  New American Classics Written for Brass Ring. NED ROREM, Diversions for Brass Quintet; DAVID DEL TREDICI: Heavy Metal Alice; JACOB DRUCKMAN: Dance with Shadows. The fabulous Connecticut-based brass quintet Brass Ring commissioned three of this country’s most famous composers and came up with this powerhouse compact disc. "First-rank composers; the brass writing is excellent. Brass Ring gives a superb reading."    American Record Guide    UPC 00941475642-8 ORDER NOW     Click here for CD cover photo and details.

 

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Del Tradici Heavy Metal Alice:  Mvt 1 (Aria)  Mvt 2 (Fuga)  Mvt 3 (Apotheosis)    Druckman: Dance with Shadows    Rorem Diversions:  Fanfare  Scherzo  Galop  Pastorale  Procession  Blue Waltz  Duo  Polka  Carousel  Sarabande  Chorale  Bach’s Tomb  Fado  Fanfare and Coda

CD566:  Strophes of the Night and Dawn: FLORIDA STATE BRASS QUINTET. J.S. Bach, My Spirit Be Joyful; Richard Peaslee, Distant Dancing; John Cheetham, Scherzo; Robert Suderburg, Strophes of the Night and Dawn, after Baudelaire; Gwyneth Walker, Raise the Roof; Steven Everett, Rendezvous; Jan Koetsier, Brass Quintet. The FSBQ is in residence at Florida State University in Tallahassee. "Much that pleases on this sunny release. Performance levels are high as is the clarity of the recording."    UPC 00941475662-6 ORDER NOW

 

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Bach:  My Spirit Be Joyful    Peaslee:  Distant Dancing    Cheetham:  Scherzo    Suderburg: Strophes  Mvt 1 (Dusk)  Mvt 2 (Midnight Dances)  Mvt 3 (Darkest Hour)  Mvt 4 (Dawn)    Walker:  Raise the Roof!   Everett:  Rendevous II    Koetsier: Quintet  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3

CD567:  The Feast Awaits:  WISCONSIN BRASS QUINTET with Bass-baritone Paul Rowe.  Enrique Crespo. Suite Americana No. 1; Douglas Hill, Tribal Images for Brass Quintet and Percussion; John Stevens, Footprints for Baritone Voice and Brass Quintet; Douglas Hill, Timepieces.  "the Wisconsin Brass Quintet is a group of the highest quality, impeccable in ensemble, intonation and technical accomplishment... an ideal disc to celebrate the beauties of brass ensemble music and the remarkable talents of these fine musicians." MusicWeb International   UPC 00941475672-5 ORDER NOW  

The Wisconsin Brass Quintet, founded in 1972, is in residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Music.  "The WBQ is a remarkable ensemble that plays with more reckless abandon, warmth, stylistic variety, and interpretive interest than almost any quintet in memory."  American Record Guide (Barry Kilpatrick)

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Crespo: Suite Americana No. 1  Mvmt 1   Mvmt 2   Mvmt 3   Mvmt 4   Mvmt 5     Hill: Tribal Images  Mvmt 1   Mvmt 2   Mvmt 3   Mvmt 4     Stevens: Footprints  Mvmt 1   Mvmt 2   Mvmt 3   Mvmt 4     Hill: Timepieces  Mvmt 1   Mvmt 2   Mvmt 3   Mvmt 4   Mvmt 5

CD568: DALLAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BRASS QUINTET.  UPC 009414756824.   ORDER NOW     

Anthony DiLorenzo, Nexus (written for this world premiere recording); Kevin McKee, Vuelta del Fuego; William Brade, Two Pieces; Vivaldi/Bach, Concerto; William Byrd, Alleluia, Alleluia; Gustav Holst, Second Suite in F; Richard Wagner, Prelude to Act 3, Die Meistersinger; Charles Collier Jones, Four Movements for Five Brass; Duke Ellington, Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me.

      The DSOBQ includes principals from the Dallas Symphony, all of whom are soloists as well as accomplished chamber players. This collection includes delightful works from several centuries. Performers are Ryan Anthony and Kevin Finamore, trumpets; Gregory Hustis, horn; John Kitzman, trombone; and Matt Good, tuba.

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DiLorenzo  Nexus   McKee  Vuelta del Fuego   Brade  Two Pieces: Almand   Gaillard    Vivaldi/Bach Concerto: I. Allegretto   II. Allegro   III. Andante   IV. Allegro    Byrd  Alleluia, Alleluia    Holst  Second Suite in F:  I. March   II. Song Without Words   III. Song of the Blacksmith   IV. Fantasia on the "Dargason"    Wagner  Prelude to Act 3, Die Meistersinger    Jones  Four Movements for Five Brass: I. Introduction and March   II. Pretensions   III. Waltz   IV. Finale-Allegro    Ellington  Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me

CD569: NEW YORK BRASS QUINTET, 20th Century Brass.  UPC 009414756923.   ORDER NOW    

Rieti, Incisioni (Engravings); Pilss, Scherzo for Brass Quintet; Miller, The Folly Stone; Presser, Second Brass Quintet; Nagel, Brass Trio No. 2; Schuller, Little Brass Music; Bennett, Linear Directions for Brass Quintet; Weiner, Suite for Brass Quintet.

The New York Brass Quintet, organized in 1954, concertized  throughout the world for nearly 40 years, and is widely considered to be the group that led to the acceptance of the ensemble brass quintet as a serious chamber music group. New compositions were written for the NYBQ by such distinguished composers as Malcolm Arnold, Eugene Bozza, Alvin Etler, Vincent Persichetti, and Gunther Schuller, among others. Members of the group are Robert Nagel and Allan Dean, trumpets; Paul Ingraham, horn; John Swallow, trombone; Toby Hanks, tuba.       

      This CD includes archival recordings of performances 1971-1980. Some are live and some are studio recordings.

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ieti:  Incisioni    Introduzione   Corale primo   Sinfonia da caccia   Corale secondo   Allegro fugato    Pliss: Scherzo    Miller: The Folly Stone    Presser: Second Brass Quintet  Allegro molto   Adagio   Vivace    Nagel: Brass Trio no.2  Moderately   Slowly   Fast   Slow-Fast    Schuller: Little Brass Music    Bennett: Linear Directions   Weiner: Suite for Brass Quintet  Allegro moderato   Tempo di Siciliana   Tempo di Gavotta   Allegro vivo

CD774:  TEXAS HORNS.  Combined horn sections of Dallas and Houston Symphonies. UPC 00941477742-3    ORDER NOW

12 of the finest horn players in the world recording works composed or transcribed specifically for them. Principals are renowned hornists Gregory Hustis and William VerMeulen.
            James Beckel, Portraits of the American West; Kerry Turner, Bronze Triptych; John Williams, Hooked on Williams (arr. Anthony Di Lorenzo); Samuel Barber, Adagio (arr. Roger Kaza); Thad Jones, A Child is Born (arr. Dick Meyer); Furber, Limehouse Blues (arr. Dick Meyer); Tommy Wolf, Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most (arr. Dick Meyer); Sterling Procter, Amazing Grace.  Click here for picture of album cover and further information.

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Turner, Bronze Triptych:  Introduction    Mvt 1   Mvt 2    Mvt 3    Beckel: Portraits of the American West, Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Williams/DiLorenzo: Hooked On Williams   Barber: Adagio   Jones/Meyer: A Child is Born   Braham/Furber: Limehouse Blues   Wolf: Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most   Procter: Amazing Grace

 

 Men107: Bach and Before, featuring the New York Brass Quintet. UPC 800416026621. This CD is on the Mentor label, and is exclusively distributed by Crystal Records.   ORDER NOW  

      Johann Pezel, Sonata No. 22; Gottfried Reiche, Fuga No. 5; Giovanni Ruggieri, Adagio and Allegro; Thomas Arne, Vivace; Arcangelo Corelli, Sonata da Chiesa; Johann Fux, Centone No. 2; Carlos Gesualdo, Two Madrigals; Michael Praetorius, Dance Suite from Terpsichore; J.S. Bach, Chorale Prelude and The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus I, IV, XI, and IX.
      The legendary New York Brass Quintet was founded in 1954 and concertized throughout the world for nearly 40 years. This CD was originally released by Mentor Music in 2006, and contains live performances from 1971-1984.
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Pezel  Sonata No. 22    Reiche  Fuga No. 5    Ruggieri  Adagio and Allegro    Arne  Vivace    Corelli  Sonata da Chiesa  Grave   Allegro   Adagio   Allegro    Fux  Centone No. 2  Overkture   Menuet   Gigue    Gesualdo  Two Madrigals  Deh coprite il bel seno   lo bur respiro    Praetorius  Dance Suite from Terpsichore    Ballet de Grenoville   Courrantes   Pavan de Spaigna   Bransle double   Volta   J.S. Bach  Chorale Prelude   The Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus I   IV   XI   IX

Men108: Romantic Age Brass, featuring the New York Brass Quintet. UPC 800416800429. This CD is on the Mentor label, and is exclusively distributed by Crystal Records.   ORDER NOW  

      Ludwig Maurer, Five Pieces; Victor Ewald, Brass Quintet No. 2, op. 6; Wilhelm Ramsoe, Quartet No. 4, op.37; Victor Ewald, Brass Quintet No. 3 ,op. 7; Oscar Böhme, Brass Sextet, op 30 (1905).          The legendary New York Brass Quintet was founded in 1954 and concertized throughout the world for nearly 40 years. These are recordings of live concerts by the New York Brass Quintet, from 1980-1984. About the New York Brass Quintet, the New York Times wrote “absolutely triumphant performances...rare finesse and expressivity.”
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Maurer  Five Pieces   Maestoso alla Marcia   Andante con moto   Allegro grazioso   Scherzo   Lied     Ewald  Brass Quintet No. 2   Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3     Ramsoe  Quartet No. 4   Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4     Ewald  Brass Quintet No. 3   Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3     Böhme  Brass Sextet, op 30   Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4

 

 

Cassettes

C112:  HORN MASTERWORKS: Michael Haydn:   Double Concerto for Horn & Trombone;   Louis Francois Dauprat:  Grand Trios for Three Horns.    Alexander Grieve, Sinclair Lott, Harold Meek, horns;  Byron Peebles, trombone;   Avant Chamber Orch.   009414711243   Cassette  SOLD OUT

C205:    FINE ARTS BRASS QUINTET.    Ingolf Dahl: Music for Brass Instruments;  Anthony Plog: Four Sierra Scenes (w/Barbara Bing-Storm, soprano);  Robert Linn: Quintet for Brass Instruments;  Donal Michalsky: Fantasia sopra M.F.V. & Fantasia alla Marcia.  009414720542  Cassette   SOLD OUT

C211:  CHICAGO BRASS QUINTET.  James Hopkins, Quintet #1; Mussorgsky, Hopak; DeFalla, Dances; Bartok, Folk Song Suite; Haines, Toccata; Mattern, Sonata Breve.  009414721143 SOLD OUT see CD211

C219:  ANNAPOLIS BRASS QUINTET.     Robert Starer:   Annapolis Suite;   Jerzy Sapieyevski:  Aesop Suite;   Robert Sprenkle:  Three Fanfares  &  Six Songs.   009414721945   SOLD OUT

C222:  LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC TROMBONE ENSEMBLE.  Music of the Moravian Trombone Choir: soprano, alto, tenor, & bass trombone.   009414722249   Cassette  ORDER NOW

C224:  MALCOLM FORSYTH Trombone Ensemble.  Gabrieli: Sonata; Marini:Canzona No. 3; Speer: Two Sonatas; Bruckner: Aequale; Massaino: Canzona; Forsyth: Quartet; Massis: Suite.  009414722447 Cassette  ORDER NOW

C225:  MUSIC FOR TWO SEASONS. Moravian Trombone Choir of Downey, Jeffrey Reynolds, conductor.  Music for Advent and Christmas; music for Lent and Easter.  009414722546  Cassette  ORDER NOW

C232:  MUSIC FOR FESTIVE OCCASIONS.   Richard Giangiulio, trumpet;  Paul Riedo, organ;  & the Dallas Trumpets.   Introduction & Trumpet Tune, Clarke;   Trumpet Voluntary, Buxtehude;  Mouret, Handel, John Stanley, Gervais, Charpentier, Truax, plus the Wedding Marches of Wagner and Mendelssohn.    009414723246 SOLD OUT see CD232

C241:  NFB HORN QUARTET.  Hindemith: Sonata for Four Horns;  Gallay: Grand Quartet;  Wadenpfuhl: Tectonica for Eight Horns.   009414724144  SOLD OUT see CD241

C421:  THE TUBADOURS.     Disneyland's original ambulating tuba quartet.     March of the Toy Soldiers,  Fledermaus Waltz,   Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,   Too Fat Polka,   Dance of Reed Pipes (Nutcracker),   March of the Marionettes,   Mood Indigo, etc.   009414742148 Cassette  ORDER NOW

C422:  MIGHTY TUBADOURS MERRY CHRISTMAS ALBUM.     Traditional Christmas melodies and classical favorites played by America's favorite tuba quartet.    009414742247 SOLD OUT

C430:  CHRISTMAS with Chicago Chamber Brass & the Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus.     25 traditional Christmas pieces including Silent Night, Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Sleigh Ride, Il Est Ne, etc.   009414743046 SOLD OUT

C432:  THE MAKE BELIEVE BRASS.    Disneyland's full-time brass ensemble. Special treatments of well-known classics and big-band favorites: 1812 Opener, Comedian's Galop, Willy Tell Overture, Mack the Knife, Sabre Dance, Symphony No. 5, Mancini Medley, Surprise Symphony, Stars and Stripes., etc.  009414743244  SOLD OUT see CD432

C433:  MILLAR BRASS ENSEMBLE.  Wagner: Prelude from Die Meistersinger & Funeral March from Die Götterdamerung;  Brahms: Festive & Commemorative Music;  J.S. Bach: Suite of Dances;  Fisher Tull:  The Binding;  Tomasi: Fanfares Liturgiques.  Bruce Briney, cond.    009414743343   Cassette SOLD OUT see CD433

C512:  TREASURES FOR HORN & TRUMPET.  Gregory Hustis, horn; Richard Giangiulio, trumpet.  Leopold Mozart: Concerto for Horn & Orch;  Hertel: Concerto for Trumpet, Oboe, & Strings;  Beethoven: Sextet;  Saint-Saens: Romances for Horn;  Eccles: Symphony;  Grimm-Freres.   009414751249 Cassette SOLD OUT see CD512

C560:  NEW MEXICO BRASS QUINTET.  John Cheetham:  Brass Menagerie;  Ray Luedeke:  Complexities & Contradictions);  Thomas Beveridge:  Magic Flute Fantasy,  G.F. Handel:  Sound an Alarm;  Jean Baptiste Arban:  Fantaisie;  "Jelly Roll" Morton:  Dead Man Blues.    009414756046 Cassette SOLD OUT see CD560

C561:  BRASS RING.  Luciano Berio:  Call;  Praetorius:  Dances from Terpsichore;  Gabrieli:  Sacro Tempio d'Honor and S'al Discoprir;  J.S. Bach:  Bring to the Lord the Honor Due His Name;  Victor Ewald:  Quintet No. 1 in Bb Minor, op. 5;  Bryan Kelly: Suite Parisienne.   009414756145 Cassette SOLD OUT see CD561

C562:  CHESTNUT BRASS COMPANY.  Renaissance, Baroque, and 19th Century music performed on authentic brass instruments of the period.  Also new quintets by Denise Roger and John Davison.   009414756244   Cassette SOLD OUT see CD562

C563:  NEW MEXICO BRASS QUINTET.  Scheidt, Variations on a Galliard of John Dowland;  Handel, Air with Five Variations;  J.S. Bach, Fugue in D;  Marvin Lamb, The Stomp: Revisited;  Margaret Brouwer, Timespan;  Warner Hutchison, Apocalypse I;  Peter Lieuwen, Celestial Voices.  009414756343  Cassette SOLD OUT see CD563

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