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Canadian Brass
Release Date: 01/26/2010 
Label:  Opening Day   Catalog #: 9327  
Composer:  Samuel ScheidtGiovanni GabrieliJohann Sebastian BachErnie Burnett,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If you're a Canadian Brass fan who remembers the group's classic RCA recordings from the 1980s and '90s, you'll be interested in the reissue/availability of its more recent offerings from its own Opening Day Recordings label, distributed by Universal Music. This release, from 2002, includes a wide-ranging program of first-class arrangements, from Scheidt and Gabrieli and Bach to Jelly Roll Morton (Black Bottom Stomp), a Glenn Miller medley, and Gershwin's "Someone to Watch Over Me". Film composer Michael Kamen's Quintet, an original work for brass quintet written "at the request of former Canadian Brass trumpeter Ronald Romm", is a highlight. The group's trademark extraordinary technical precision and highly polished Read more ensemble tone inform every selection, and although only two of the original members of the Brass remain (Chuck Daellenbach and Gene Watts), the consistent artistic standard and aim to entertain with dazzling, joyous music-making continues. If you haven't heard this legendary quintet before, this is a good place to start; if you're a brass ensemble fan, it's a must.

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Ludi musici, Book 1: Cantus no 21, Galliard battaglia ŕ 5, SSWV 59 by Samuel Scheidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1621; Germany 
2.
Wendet euch um, ihr Aderlein by Samuel Scheidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1634; Halle, Germany 
3.
Canzon super Intradam Aechiopicam by Samuel Scheidt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1621; Halle, Germany 
4.
Canzona per sonar no 1 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Italy 
5.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
6.
Melancholy baby by Ernie Burnett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; USA 
7.
Black Bottom Stomp by F.J. "Jelly Roll" Morton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; USA 
8.
Amazing Grace by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
9.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
10.
Solomon, HWV 67: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1749; London, England 
11.
St. Louis Blues by W.C. Handy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; USA 
12.
Quintet for Brass by Michael Kamen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2001 
13.
Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
14.
String of Pearls by Glenn Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
15.
Danny Boy "Londonderry Air" by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Written: Ireland 
16.
American Patrol by Glenn Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
17.
At Last by Glenn Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
18.
In the Mood by Glenn Miller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
19.
Oh, Kay!: Someone to watch over me by George Gershwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 
20.
Broadway Rhythm: Opus One by Sy Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
21.
Well, Git It by Sy Oliver
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
22.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
23.
High Society by Mort Greene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 

Customer Reviews

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 Taking a chance February 27, 2016 By L. Ragsdale (Minneapolis, MN) See All My Reviews "This is actually a long story, but I will reduce it. A friend's 10-year-old son recently took up playing the trumpet in school. I know something about brass instruments, but only as a composer with a few friends who play the French horn. Then I noticed I had contact with the principal trumpet in the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and I sent her an email. She suggested any CD of the Canadian Brass would be a great intro to the young student and that is how I ordered this CD. I had to wait a while before hearing back if the 10-year-old liked the music on this CD or not, but finally the word came in that he really did like it. After all at this point he knew nothing about either classical or the kind of music the Canadian Brass mixes with classical. Since I never heard the CD myself I'm giving a 4, but I think it could be a 4.5." Report Abuse
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