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American Classics - Foster For Brass / Chestnut Brass


Release Date: 05/18/2004 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559124   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Stephen FosterDavid C. HallEdward Little WhiteClaudio S. Grafulla,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In addition to touring troupes and performances on parlor pianos, much of Foster's music circulated during his lifetime in versions for brass bands. Adolphe Sax, best known today as the inventor of the saxophone, had perfected “saxhorns” in the 1840s, a matched family of conical bore brasses using the recently developed valve system, and their powerful yet sweet sound quickly came to dominate public music throughout mid-19thcentury America. As an adventure in musical time travel the sounds that listeners in Foster’s time would have heard are duplicated on this recording by a quintet of authentic period instruments. Their unique sound is strikingly different from that of modern brasses. Additionally, at a time when the distinctions between Read more classical and popular music were less marked than today, their performers would have blended elements of classical, popular and folk traditions. Though Foster wrote few instrumental pieces himself, his sturdy melodies were regularly adapted as marches, quick steps and dance pieces by other composers, a typical practice of the time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ellen Bayne by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranger: G.W.E. Friedrich. 
2.
Why, no-one to love by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; USA 
Notes: Arrangers: W.R. Baccus; T.L. Cornett. 
3.
Beautiful dreamer by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; USA 
Notes: Arranger: Jay Krush. 
4.
We are coming Father Abraham by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; USA 
Notes: Arrangers: W.R. Baccus; T.L. Cornett. 
5.
Maggie by my side by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: This arrangement is titled "Maggie By My Side Grand March."
Arranger: G.W.E. Friedrich. 
6.
Santa Anna's retreat by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranger: W.R. Baccus. 
7.
Some folks by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1855; USA 
Notes: Arranger: W.R. Baccus. 
8.
Open the lattice love by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; USA 
Notes: Arranger: Jay Krush. 
9.
Old Dog Tray by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: This arrangement is titled "Old Dog Tray March."
Arranger: G.W.E. Friedrich. 
10.
Massa's in de cold, cold ground by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; USA 
Notes: Arranger: G.W.E. Friedrich. 
11.
When This Dreadful War Is Ended by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arrangers: W.R. Baccus; T.L. Cornett. 
12.
Come where my love lies dreaming by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1855; USA 
Notes: Arranger: Bruce Barrie. 
13.
Gentle Annie by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856; USA 
Notes: Arrangers: W.R. Baccus; T.L. Cornett. 
14.
Lula Is Gone by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; USA 
Notes: Arrangers: W.R. Baccus; T.L. Cornett. 
15.
Bronze Bob Tail Horse Quick Step by David C. Hall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Notes: Arranger: T.L. Cornett. 
16.
California Quick Step by Edward Little White
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Notes: Arranger: Jay Krush. 
17.
Dolly Day Quick Step by Claudio S. Grafulla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranger: Jay Krush. 
18.
Hard Times Waltz by James Bellak
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Notes: Arranger: Jay Krush. 
19.
My old Kentucky home, good night by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; USA 
Notes: Arranger: G.W.E. Friedrich. 
20.
My wife is a most knowing woman by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; USA 
Notes: Arrangers: W.R. Baccus; T.L. Cornett. 
21.
Willie Schottische by Septimus Winner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranger: Jay Krush. 
22.
George Hart's Quick Step by Claudio S. Grafulla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1851; USA 
Notes: Arranger: T.L. Cornett. 
23.
Camptown Quick Step by William Ratel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Notes: Arranger: Jay Krush. 
24.
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming Quick Step by Alfred Squire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Notes: Arranger: T.L. Cornett. 
25.
Where has Lula gone? by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; USA 
Notes: Arrangers: W.R. Baccus; T.L. Cornett. 
26.
Farewell my Lilly dear by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; USA 
Notes: This arrangement is titled "Farewell My Lily Dear Quick Step."
Arranger: G.W.E. Friedrich. 
27.
Colonel Meeker's Quick Step by John P. King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chestnut Brass Company
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranger: T.L. Cornett. 

Sound Samples

Ellen Bayne Quick Step
Bronze Bob Tail Horse Quick Step (arr. T.L. Cornett)
No One to Love (arr. W.R. Baccus and T.L. Cornett): Why,
California Quick Step (arr. J. Krush)
Beautiful Dreamer (arr. J. Krush)
Dolly Day Quick Step (arr. J. Krush)
Hard Times Waltz (arr. J. Krush)
We are coming, Father Abraam, 300,000 more (arr. W.R. Baccus and T.L. Cornett): We are Coming Father Abraam, 300,000 More (arr. W.R. Baccus and T.L. Cornett)
Colonel Meeker's Quick Step (arr. T.L. Cornett)
March. My Old Kentucky Home
My wife is a most knowing woman (arr. W.R. Baccus and T.L. Cornett): My Wife is a Most Knowing Woman (arr. W.R. Baccus and T.L. Cornett)
Maggie By My Side Grand March
Santa Anna's Retreat from Buena Vista (arr. W.R. Baccus)
Willie Schottisch (arr. J. Krush)
George Hart's Quick Step (arr. T.L. Cornett)
Some Folks (arr. W.R. Baccus)
Open thy lattice love (arr. J. Krush): Open Thy Lattice Love (arr. J. Krush)
Old Dog Tray March (arr. B. Barrie)
Camptown Quick Step (arr. J. Krush)
Massa's in the Cold Ground
When This Dreadful War Is Ended (arr. W.R. Baccus and T.L. Cornett): When This Dreadful War is Over (arr. W.R. Baccus and T.L. Cornett)
Come where my love lies dreaming (arr. B. Barrie): Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming (arr. B. Barrie)
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming Quick Step (arr. T.L. Cornett)
Gentle Annie (arr. W.R. Baccus and T.L. Cornett)
Where has Lula gone? (arr. W.R. Baccus and T.L. Cornett): Lulu is Gone (arr. W.R. Baccus and T.L. Cornett)
Where has Lula gone? (arr. W.R. Baccus and T.L. Cornett): Where has Lula Gone (arr. W.R. Baccus and T.L. Cornett)
Farewell My Lily Dear Quick Step

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