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For the Beauty of the Earth / Gabriel V Brass Ensemble


Release Date: 06/24/2016 
Label:  Solesmes   Catalog #: 61   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anthony DiLorenzoDavid MarlattWalter L. PelzCharles-Marie Widor,   ... 
Performer:  Sharon Rose Pfeiffer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For the Beauty of the Earth is a dazzling celebration of the creation of the earth. The contemporary works, which feature brass, organ, and percussion, come from some of the most prominent composers of the day, such as David Marlatt, Charles Widor, and James Curnow. Especially notable is David Marlatt’s Earthscape, which is a beautiful lyrical work inspired by the view of our planet from outer space. “In the silent, black vacuum of space exists this bright blue planet, slowly rotating… a serene and breathtaking view of the only source of life…” (Alfred Music) Organist Sharon Rose Pfeiffer performs alongside fifteen-member Gabrial V Brass Ensemble to create a thick and evocative sound for these tracks. These tracks were recorded in Mechanics Read more Hall, Worcester, MA- a building known for its superb acoustics. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Luminosity, for brass band & percussion by Anthony DiLorenzo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet
Period: Contemporary 
2.
Earthscape, for brass ensemble & organ by David Marlatt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011 
3.
Windscape by David Marlatt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet
4.
Fantasy on "O Sons and Daughters" by Walter L. Pelz
Performer:  Sharon Rose Pfeiffer (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet
5.
Salvum fac populum tuum, Op. 84 by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Sharon Rose Pfeiffer (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1917; France 
6.
Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God Almighty by John Bacchus Dykes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet
7.
Prelude on a Festive Hymn Tune by Donald Coakley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet
8.
Meditation "The Light of the World" by Dean Goffin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet
9.
God Be with You by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet
10.
Symphony for Organ no 5 in f minor, Op. 42 no 1: 5th movement, Toccata by Charles-Marie Widor
Performer:  Sharon Rose Pfeiffer (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1880; Paris, France 
11.
Psalm of Praise by James Curnow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
12.
Prelude on a Hymn of Praise by James Curnow
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gabriel V Brass Quintet

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