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Class Brass - Firedance / Empire Brass


Release Date: 05/25/1999 
Label:  Telarc   Catalog #: 80493   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Maurice RavelLudwig van BeethovenGustav HolstModest Mussorgsky,   ... 
Performer:  Gregory MillerRolf SmedvigMarc ReeseMark Hetzler,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Empire Brass adds a drummer to its lineup for CLASS BRASS--FIREDANCE, another collection of classical popular hits by one of the world's most renown brass ensembles.
Empire is well known for its reliable interpretations of pieces such as Ravel's 'Boléro,' which leads off this collection of primarily dances.
Without creating any surprises, the ensemble uses its flawless technique to remind us of why music holds such a broad appeal.
In addition to the 'Turkish marches,' 'Slavonic dances,' and 'Celtic jigs,' Empire pace themselves with more serene selections, such as Holst's 'Jupiter,' and playfulness like Bartok's 'Bagpipe Music.' Produced with a rich, vibrant sound, CLASS BRASS is an engaging, lighthearted album.
The Empire Brass adds a drummer to its lineup for CLASS BRASS--FIREDANCE, another collection of classical popular hits by one of the world's most renown brass ensembles.
Empire is well known for its reliable interpretations of pieces such as Ravel's 'Boléro,' which leads off this collection of primarily dances.
Without creating any surprises, the ensemble uses its flawless technique to remind us of why music holds such a broad appeal.
In addition to the 'Turkish marches,' 'Slavonic dances,' and 'Celtic jigs,' Empire pace themselves with more serene selections, such as Holst's 'Jupiter,' and playfulness like Bartok's 'Bagpipe Music.' Produced with a rich, vibrant sound, CLASS BRASS is an engaging, lighthearted album. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Boléro by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Gregory Miller (French Horn), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Marc Reese (Trumpet),
Mark Hetzler (Trombone), Ken Amis (Tuba), Steve Wilkes (Drums),
Richard Flanagan (Percussion), John Sauer (Keyboard), Steve Ide (Guitar),
Rick Tiven (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2.
Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: no 5, Marcia alla turca by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rick Tiven (Violin), Steve Ide (Guitar), John Sauer (Keyboards),
Steve Wilkes (Drums), Richard Flanagan (Percussion), Mark Hetzler (Trombone),
Ken Amis (Tuba), Gregory Miller (French Horn), Marc Reese (Trumpet),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
The Planets, Op. 32/H 125: Jupiter by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Marc Reese (Trumpet), Gregory Miller (French Horn), Mark Hetzler (Trombone),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Rick Tiven (Violin), Steve Ide (Guitar),
Richard Flanagan (Percussion), John Sauer (Keyboards), Steve Wilkes (Drums),
Ken Amis (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1916; England 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4.
Pictures at an exhibition: no 4, The Old Castle by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Gregory Miller (French Horn), Marc Reese (Trumpet), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet),
Mark Hetzler (Trombone), Steve Wilkes (Drums), Ken Amis (Tuba),
Richard Flanagan (Percussion), Rick Tiven (Violin), Steve Ide (Guitar),
John Sauer (Keyboards)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Trumpet in C major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Rick Tiven (Violin), Steve Wilkes (Drums), John Sauer (Keyboards),
Steve Ide (Guitar), Mark Hetzler (Trombone), Marc Reese (Trumpet),
Ken Amis (Tuba), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Richard Flanagan (Percussion),
Gregory Miller (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 7 Minutes 42 Secs. 
6.
Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 2, Avec étonnement by Erik Satie
Performer:  Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Steve Ide (Guitar), John Sauer (Keyboards),
Mark Hetzler (Trombone), Gregory Miller (French Horn), Steve Wilkes (Drums),
Ken Amis (Tuba), Richard Flanagan (Percussion), Rick Tiven (Violin),
Marc Reese (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
7.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 1 in C major, Furiant by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Rick Tiven (Violin), Steve Ide (Guitar), John Sauer (Keyboards),
Richard Flanagan (Percussion), Steve Wilkes (Drums), Gregory Miller (French Horn),
Ken Amis (Tuba), Mark Hetzler (Trombone), Marc Reese (Trumpet),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs. 
8.
El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Steve Ide (Guitar), Marc Reese (Trumpet),
Rick Tiven (Violin), Gregory Miller (French Horn), Richard Flanagan (Percussion),
Mark Hetzler (Trombone), John Sauer (Keyboards), Steve Wilkes (Drums),
Ken Amis (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
9.
Romeo and Juliet Suite no 3, Op. 101: no 2, Morning Dance by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Gregory Miller (French Horn), Marc Reese (Trumpet), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet),
Mark Hetzler (Trombone), Ken Amis (Tuba), Richard Flanagan (Percussion),
Steve Wilkes (Drums), Rick Tiven (Violin), Steve Ide (Guitar),
John Sauer (Keyboards)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USSR 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Steve Ide (Guitar), John Sauer (Keyboards), Richard Flanagan (Percussion),
Steve Wilkes (Drums), Mark Hetzler (Trombone), Gregory Miller (French Horn),
Ken Amis (Tuba), Rick Tiven (Violin), Marc Reese (Trumpet),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
11.
Kesh by Traditional
Performer:  Steve Ide (Guitar), John Sauer (Keyboards), Richard Flanagan (Percussion),
Steve Wilkes (Drums), Ken Amis (Tuba), Mark Hetzler (Trombone),
Rick Tiven (Violin), Marc Reese (Trumpet), Gregory Miller (French Horn),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 3 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Kid on the Mountain." 
12.
Romanza by Rafael Mendez
Performer:  Steve Ide (Guitar), John Sauer (Keyboards), Richard Flanagan (Percussion),
Steve Wilkes (Drums), Ken Amis (Tuba), Mark Hetzler (Trombone),
Gregory Miller (French Horn), Marc Reese (Trumpet), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet),
Rick Tiven (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
13.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 5 in A major, Skocná by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Steve Ide (Guitar), John Sauer (Keyboards), Richard Flanagan (Percussion),
Steve Wilkes (Drums), Ken Amis (Tuba), Mark Hetzler (Trombone),
Gregory Miller (French Horn), Marc Reese (Trumpet), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet),
Rick Tiven (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
14.
Het derde musyck boexken...alderhande danserye: Ronde [untitled] by Tylman Susato
Performer:  Rick Tiven (Violin), John Sauer (Keyboards), Steve Ide (Guitar),
Richard Flanagan (Percussion), Ken Amis (Tuba), Steve Wilkes (Drums),
Mark Hetzler (Trombone), Gregory Miller (French Horn), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet),
Marc Reese (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1551; Antwerp, Belgium 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
15.
Mikrokosmos, Sz 107: Book 5, no 138, Bagpipe by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Rick Tiven (Violin), Steve Ide (Guitar), John Sauer (Keyboards),
Richard Flanagan (Percussion), Mark Hetzler (Trombone), Steve Wilkes (Drums),
Ken Amis (Tuba), Marc Reese (Trumpet), Gregory Miller (French Horn),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1939; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
16.
Duets (44) for 2 Violins, Sz 98: no 36, Bagpipes by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Rick Tiven (Violin), Steve Ide (Guitar), Richard Flanagan (Percussion),
John Sauer (Keyboards), Steve Wilkes (Drums), Ken Amis (Tuba),
Mark Hetzler (Trombone), Marc Reese (Trumpet), Gregory Miller (French Horn),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
17.
Chansons (3) de Charles d'Orléans: no 2, Quand j'ai ouy... by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Marc Reese (Trumpet), Steve Wilkes (Drums), Gregory Miller (French Horn),
Ken Amis (Tuba), Mark Hetzler (Trombone), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet),
Richard Flanagan (Percussion), Rick Tiven (Violin), Steve Ide (Guitar),
John Sauer (Keyboards)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
18.
Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 7 in C minor, Skocná by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Rick Tiven (Violin), Steve Ide (Guitar), John Sauer (Keyboards),
Ken Amis (Tuba), Steve Wilkes (Drums), Mark Hetzler (Trombone),
Richard Flanagan (Percussion), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Gregory Miller (French Horn),
Marc Reese (Trumpet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
19.
On the Waterfront: Presto barbaro by Leonard Bernstein
Performer:  Richard Flanagan (Percussion), Steve Ide (Guitar), Rick Tiven (Violin),
John Sauer (Keyboards), Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Gregory Miller (French Horn),
Marc Reese (Trumpet), Mark Hetzler (Trombone), Ken Amis (Tuba),
Steve Wilkes (Drums)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954-1955; USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
20.
Kid on the Mountain by Traditional
Performer:  Richard Flanagan (Percussion), Rick Tiven (Violin), Mark Hetzler (Trombone),
Rolf Smedvig (Trumpet), Steve Wilkes (Drums), Gregory Miller (French Horn),
Marc Reese (Trumpet), Ken Amis (Tuba), John Sauer (Keyboards),
Steve Ide (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Empire Brass
Date of Recording: 10/1998 
Venue:  Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with "Kesh." 

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