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Bach / Canadian Brass


Release Date: 01/08/2008 
Label:  Opening Day   Catalog #: 7346   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachChristopher Dedrick
Performer:  Joe BurgstallerRyan AnthonyBernhard ScullyShachar Israel,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert Moody
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 45 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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To those purists out there who would argue that the works of Bach should not be transcribed for different instruments, particularly for something like a brass quintet, which, in its modern incarnation, did not even exist in Bach's time, the Canadian Brass offers a very succinct argument: Bach did it. While Bach did not transcribe any works for brass quintet per se,
Read more he -- as well as most of his contemporaries -- did rework his own compositions and at times even the compositions of other composers to suit his needs at the time. In this case, the Canadian Brass refers to Bach's transcription of a Vivaldi concerto that has been reworked again for this album for brass quintet. Perhaps it's not as important what instrument(s) a piece of music is transcribed for, but more whether or not the new configuration can deliver a performance that maintains the work's original dignity and grandeur. Few ensembles can accomplish this in the same way as the Canadian Brass, whose members are at the absolute pinnacle of performance on their given instruments and as a whole deliver musically informed performances. Their transcriptions maintain the musical ideals found in the originals; there is nothing hokey or inappropriate-sounding to be found here. Great playing, great transcriptions, and great musicianship define this enjoyable album.

-- Mike D. Brownell, All Music Guide Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Ryan Anthony (Trumpet), Bernhard Scully (French Horn),
Shachar Israel (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 3 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Ronald Romm.
Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007) 
2. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Gavottes 1 and 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bernhard Scully (French Horn), Eugene Watts (Trombone), Christopher Lee (Tuba),
Tim Francom (Timpani), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet),
Shachar Israel (Trombone), Ryan Anthony (Trumpet), Jeff Nelsen (French Horn),
Larry Larson (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Robert Moody
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Tony Rickard.
Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007) 
3. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Bouree by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Christopher Lee (Tuba), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Shachar Israel (Trombone),
Jeff Nelsen (French Horn), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet),
Eugene Watts (Trombone), Bernhard Scully (French Horn), Larry Larson (Trumpet),
Ryan Anthony (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Robert Moody
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Tony Rickard.
Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007)
Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
4. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Minuet by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelsen (French Horn),
Bernhard Scully (French Horn), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Shachar Israel (Trombone)
Conductor:  Robert Moody
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Tony Rickard.
Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007)
Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
5. Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Shachar Israel (Trombone), Bernhard Scully (French Horn),
Brandon Ridenour (Piccolo Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Robert Moody
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Tony Rickard.
Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007)
Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
6. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Bernhard Scully (French Horn),
Eugene Watts (Trombone), Christopher Lee (Tuba), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba),
Shachar Israel (Trombone), Jeff Nelsen (French Horn), Larry Larson (Trumpet),
Ryan Anthony (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Robert Moody
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Tony Rickard.
Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007) 
7. Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Bernhard Scully (French Horn),
Eugene Watts (Trombone), Christopher Lee (Tuba), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba),
Shachar Israel (Trombone), Jeff Nelsen (French Horn), Larry Larson (Trumpet),
Ryan Anthony (Trumpet), Tim Francom (Timpani)
Conductor:  Robert Moody
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Tony Rickard.
Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007) 
8. Partita in A major, BWV 832: 2nd movement, Aire pour les trompettes by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Eugene Watts (Trombone), Bernhard Scully (French Horn), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet),
Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Michael Allen.
Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007) 
9. Concerto in D major after Vivaldi, BWV 972 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Piccolo Trumpet), Shachar Israel (Trombone),
Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Bernhard Scully (French Horn), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Joe Burgstaller.
Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007) 
10. March Fantasy for Anna Magdalena Bach by Christopher Dedrick
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Shachar Israel (Trombone),
Bernhard Scully (French Horn), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007) 
11. Minuet Fantasy for Anna Magdalena Bach in G major by Christopher Dedrick
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Shachar Israel (Trombone),
Bernhard Scully (French Horn), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007) 
12. Minuet Fantasy for Anna Magdalena Bach in D minor by Christopher Dedrick
Performer:  Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Eugene Watts (Trombone), Bernhard Scully (French Horn),
Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007) 
13. Musette Fantasy for Anna Magdalena Bach by Christopher Dedrick
Performer:  Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Eugene Watts (Trombone), Bernhard Scully (French Horn),
Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007) 
14. O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht, BWV 118 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Eugene Watts (Trombone), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Bernhard Scully (French Horn),
Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Shachar Israel (Trombone),
Larry Larson (Trumpet), Ryan Anthony (Trumpet), Jeff Nelsen (French Horn),
Christopher Lee (Tuba)
Conductor:  Robert Moody
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Toronto (2006 - 2007) 

Featured Sound Samples

Partita in A major, BWV 832: II. Aire pour les trompettes
O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht, BWV 118

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