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Concert Band Essentials / Canadian Brass


Release Date: 06/26/2007 
Label:  Opening Day   Catalog #: 7341   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalJohann Sebastian BachGiovanni GabrieliW.C. Handy,   ... 
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian BrassWind Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Concert Band Essentials features soloists of the Canadian Brass with wind ensemble in a best-of collection from Pachebel to Dedrick, from Handel to Henderson.

Band Tradition
In past centuries virtually every North American city and small town had its own town band. It was natural for bands to become a feature of American public education, allowing millions of school children to experience the joy of wind band music and performance. The members of the Canadian Brass are inheritors of this band tradition, each having gotten his own start in school music programs. The Brass have of course retained their love of the wind band medium and under Chuck Daellenbach’s direction created a large repertoire of Wind Band music based
Read more on their best known brass compositions and arrangements. With the insightful help of the band division at Hal Leonard Music Publishing Corp. This CD is effectively a “best of” collection of great Canadian Brass music titles.

The Band
Canadian Brass gathered their friends and colleagues around them in the MacMillan Theatre of the University of Toronto to create this disc. Toronto is known for fine wind players and many of the participants performing alongside the brass are onetime students of Brass. In fact, the music was conducted by one of Daellenbach’s former students, Dr. Cameron Walter.

Repertoire
This wind band excursion carries on the Canadian Brass tradition of starting their concerts with Just a Closer Walk with Thee. Classical titles include Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Handel’s Suite from Water Music, Pachelbel’s Canon, and a new significant contribution to the Wind Ensemble repertoire, Fantasies for Anna by Christopher Dedrick. Additionally two works at the very root of Canadian Brass style are heard, Bach’s Little Fugue in G minor and Gabrieli’s Canzona per sonare.

Every North American wind player shares the great indigenous jazz tradition, and celebrating this tradition are Luther Henderson’s six Dixieland masterpieces executed in the inimitable style of the Brass. Completing the sonic wind band picture are Rayburn Wright’s tribute to North American folk music Red, White & Brass and Ron Romm’s signature tune La Virgen de la Macarena.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Just a closer walk with Thee by Traditional
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
2.
Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
3.
Canzona per sonar no 4 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
4.
La Virgen de la Macarena by Traditional
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
5.
Beale Street Blues by W.C. Handy
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
6.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
7.
Fantasies for Anna by Christopher Dedrick
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
8.
That's a plenty by Lew Pollack
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; USA 
9.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Suite by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
11.
Red, White and Brass by Rayburn Wright
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
12.
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home by Hughie Cannon
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
13.
Nearer My God to Thee by Traditional
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
14.
Tuba Tiger Rag by Luther Henderson
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
15.
The Saints' Halleluja by Luther Henderson
Conductor:  Cameron Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

Featured Sound Samples

Canzona per sonar no 4 (Gabrieli)
Water Music, HWV 348-350: Suite (Handel): Hornpipe
Canon (Pachelbel)

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