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Isthmus Brass Christmas

Isthmus Brass
Release Date: 11/12/2013 
Label:  Summit Records   Catalog #: 610   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyAndrew Lloyd WebberTraditionalFranz Xaver Gruber,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isthmus Brass
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Under the direction of brass icon John Stevens, and comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premier large brass ensemble. No church holiday or secular celebration on the planet can hold a candle to Christmas in terms of the amount of music it has inspired. Christians hold their carols dear, singing them year after year, century after century, weaving them into worship and family celebrations. The best loved of these Christmas carols have transcended national boundaries, language barriers, and the passing of historical eras. Many who sing these carols today, with lyrics and tunes long committed to memory, have no idea of the songs’ deep cultural roots and amazingly long histories. Read more />
Tracklist:
TCHAIKOVSKY: Trepak from “The Nutrcracker”
WEBBER: Pie Jesu from “Requiem”
On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)
Fum, Fum, Fum (Traditional Spanish Carol)
In the Bleak Midwinter
Riu Riu Chiu
What Child Is This (Greensleeves)
I Saw Three Ships
Silent Night
Fantasy on “Ukrainian Bell Carol”
I Wonder As I Wander
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Mele Kalikimaka
Santa Baby
Festive Cheer The Christmas Song
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Works on This Recording

1.
Nutcracker Suite: Trepak by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isthmus Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
2.
Requiem: Pie Jesu by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isthmus Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
3.
What child is this? by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isthmus Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; England 
4.
Ríu, ríu, chíu "El lobo rabioso" by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isthmus Brass
Period: Medieval 
Written: Spain 
5.
I saw three ships by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isthmus Brass
Written: England 
6.
Fum, fum, fum by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isthmus Brass
Written: Mexico 
7.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isthmus Brass
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
8.
Carol of the Bells by Mykola Leontovych
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isthmus Brass
Period: Modern 
Written: 1910; Ukraine 
9.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isthmus Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
10.
In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isthmus Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 

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