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A Christmas Experiment / The Canadian Brass

Canadian Brass
Release Date: 07/31/2007 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4238  
Composer:  Johnny MarksSteve NelsonMichael PraetoriusChristopher Dedrick,   ... 
Performer:  Eugene WattsRonald RommJens LindemannCharles Daellenbach,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian BrassCanadian Brass SingersBach Children's Chorus
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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The top brass quintet in the world recruits their own kids to help create a unique Christmas pageant. Together they weave a tapestry of visual elements through 15 segments, each built around a particular Christmas carol. The Brass are costumed, according to the dictate of the kids, as musical wind-up toys, angels, the Three Kings, a Christmas tree and Santa Claus. What results is a festive and spontaneous "free for all" where the kids run the show and where the Brass playfully indulge in their own experiment.

Region: 1
Running Time: 52 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color

The top brass quintet in the world recruits their own kids to help create a unique Christmas pageant. Together they weave a tapestry of visual elements through 15 segments, each built around a particular Christmas carol. The Brass are costumed, according to the dictate of the kids, as musical wind-up toys, angels, the Three Kings, a Christmas tree and Santa Claus. What results is a festive and spontaneous "free for all" where the kids run the show and where the Brass playfully indulge in their own experiment.

Region: 1
Running Time: 52 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color

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Works on This Recording

1. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Johnny Marks
Performer:  Eugene Watts (Trombone), Ronald Romm (Trumpet), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet),
Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
2. Frosty the Snowman by Steve Nelson
Performer:  Eugene Watts (Trombone), Ronald Romm (Trumpet), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet),
Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
3. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Eugene Watts (Trombone), Ronald Romm (Trumpet), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet),
Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
4. Sweet Songs of Christmas by Christopher Dedrick
Performer:  Eugene Watts (Trombone), Ronald Romm (Trumpet), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet),
Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
5. Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Eugene Watts (Trombone), Ronald Romm (Trumpet), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet),
Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
6. The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Performer:  Eugene Watts (Trombone), Ronald Romm (Trumpet), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet),
Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
7. We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet), Ronald Romm (Trumpet),
Eugene Watts (Trombone), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Canadian Brass Singers
Written: England 
8. Jolly old Saint Nicolas by Traditional
Performer:  Eugene Watts (Trombone), Ronald Romm (Trumpet), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet),
Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Written: England 
9. Jingle Bells by James S. Pierpont
Performer:  Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet), Ronald Romm (Trumpet),
Eugene Watts (Trombone), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Bach Children's Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857 
10. The Angel Choir and the Trumpeter by Christopher Dedrick
Performer:  Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet), Ronald Romm (Trumpet),
Eugene Watts (Trombone), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Bach Children's Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
11. We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Performer:  Eugene Watts (Trombone), Ronald Romm (Trumpet), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet),
Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
12. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer:  Eugene Watts (Trombone), Ronald Romm (Trumpet), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet),
Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
13. The night before Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Eugene Watts (Trombone), Ronald Romm (Trumpet), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet),
Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
14. Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Performer:  Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Jens Lindemann (Trumpet), Ronald Romm (Trumpet),
Eugene Watts (Trombone), David Ohanian (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Bach Children's Chorus
Written: France 

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