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Empire Brass - Greatest Hits


Release Date: 11/18/1997 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80438   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni GabrieliSamuel ScheidtRichard StraussWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Rolf SmedvigJonathan MenkisScott HartmanNorman Bolter,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon septimi toni a 8 - no 2 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Jonathan Menkis (French Horn), Scott Hartman (Trombone),
Norman Bolter (Trombone), Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Joseph D Foley (Trumpet),
Timothy Morrison (Trumpet), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Martin Hackleman (French Horn),
Gary Ofenloch (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1988 
Venue:  National Music Center, Lenox, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Rolf Smedvig 
2. Ludi musici, Book 1: Cantus no 26, Canzon à 5 ad imitationem Bergamasca by Samuel Scheidt
Performer:  Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Eric Ruske (French Horn), Sam Pilafian (Tuba),
Scott Hartman (Trombone), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1621; Halle, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1990 
Venue:  National Music Center, Lenox, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Rolf Smedvig 
3. Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniter-Ordens, AV 103 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Stephen Burns (Trumpet), Timothy Morris (Trumpet), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet),
Martin Hackleman (French Horn), Neil Grover (Percussion), Kevin Owen (French Horn),
Arthur Press (Percussion), Michael Murray (Organ), Sam Pilafian (Tuba),
Norman Bolter (Trombone), Ronald Barron (Trombone), Scott Hartman (Trombone),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Joseph D Foley (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Advent Church, Boston Massachusetts 
Length: 5 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Rolf Smedvig 
4. Der Schauspieldirektor, K 486: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Richard Jensen (Percussion), Scott Hartman (Trombone),
Eric Ruske (French Horn), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1993 
Venue:  National Music Center, Lenox, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Egil Smedvig 
5. Suite bergamasque: 1st movement, Prélude by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Richard Jensen (Percussion), Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Scott Hartman (Trombone),
Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Eric Ruske (French Horn), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1991 
Venue:  National Music Center, Lenox, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Egil Smedvig 
6. Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A major, Op. 11 no 1 by George Enescu
Performer:  Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Richard Jensen (Percussion), Frank Epstein (Percussion),
Scott Hartman (Trombone), Eric Ruske (French Horn), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; Romania 
Date of Recording: 08/1992 
Venue:  National Music Center, Lenox, MA 
Length: 11 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Rolf Smedvig 
7. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 12b, Act 2 - Arabian Dance "Coffee" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ken Amis (Tuba), Kurt Wortman (Drums), Scott Hartman (Trombone),
Brian Jones (Percussion), Steve Ide (Guitar), Doug Lunn (Bass Guitar),
Luiz Garcia (French Horn), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/1996 
Venue:  National Music Center, Lenox, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Rolf Smedvig 
8. Le nuove musiche: Amarilli mia bella by Giulio Caccini
Performer:  Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Luiz Garcia (French Horn),
Darren Acosta (Trombone), Ken Amis (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1602; Italy 
Date of Recording: 06/1995 
Venue:  National Music Center, Lenox, MA 
Length: 4 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Rolf Smedvig 
9. Het derde musyck boexken...alderhande danserye: Bergerette(s) by Tylman Susato
Performer:  Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Luiz Garcia (French Horn),
Darren Acosta (Trombone), Ken Amis (Tuba), Kurt Wortman (Percussion),
Scott Burgess (Bass Drum)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1551; Antwerp, Belgium 
Date of Recording: 06/1995 
Venue:  National Music Center, Lenox, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Rolf Smedvig 
10. Hopper Dancz by Johann Weck
Performer:  Kurt Wortman (Percussion), Doug Lunn (Bass Guitar), Ken Amis (Tuba),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Eric Ruske (French Horn), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet),
Douglas Wright (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  National Music Center, Lenox, MA 
Length: 5 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Rolf Smedvig
This selection shares a track and timing with Francisco de la Torre's
"Alta-Dance". 
11. Bartered Bride, B 143/T 93: Dance of the Comedians by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet), Martin Hackleman (French Horn),
Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Scott Hartman (Trombone), Richard Jensen (Percussion),
Arthur Press (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863/1870; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 08/1989 
Venue:  National Music Center, Lenox, MA 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Frank Denson 
12. Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin
Performer:  Brian Brake (Drums), Scott Hartman (Trombone), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Martin Hackleman (French Horn), Sam Pilafian (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/1988 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Frank Denson 
13. Sweet Charity: Big Spender by Cy Coleman
Performer:  Scott Hartman (Trombone), Eric Ruske (French Horn), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Sam Pilafian (Tuba), Andy Kubiszewski (Percussion),
Richard Jensen (Percussion), Robert Leidhecker (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1991 
Venue:  Shore Cultural Center, Euclid, Ohio 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sam Pilafian 
14. When the saints go marching in by Traditional
Performer:  Eric Ruske (French Horn), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Frank Vignola (Guitar),
Frank Vignola (Banjo), James Singleton (Double Bass), Mark Shane (Piano),
Scott Hartman (Trombone), Sam Pilafian (Tuba), John Gill (Drums),
Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1990 
Venue:  Shore Cultural Center, Euclid, Ohio 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sam Pilafian 
15. Danza a tre "La alta" by Francisco de la Torre
Performer:  Eric Ruske (French Horn), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Jeffrey Curnow (Trumpet),
Ken Amis (Tuba), Kurt Wortman (Percussion), Douglas Wright (Trombone),
Doug Lunn (Bass Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  National Music Center, Lenox, MA 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with Johann Weck's
"Hopper Danzc".
Arranged: Rolf Smedvig 

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