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The Lighter Side / Philip Jones Ensemble


Release Date: 11/12/2002 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 473185   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  George Frideric HandelTraditionalClaude DebussyScott Joplin,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

PJBE was founded in 1951, but only now are we starting to appreciate its pioneering spirit. In the early days, Jones assembled unglamorous and busy professionals to explore the chamber music potential of brass. A quartet became a quintet, then a quintet became a 'tentet', extending to a large symphonic brass ensemble when required.

The PJBE Quintet formed the kernel of a select roster which included most of London's brass elite. Jones's enterprise, in realising the potential of virtuoso classical brass as a richly varied and durable medium, was inexhaustible as he commissioned new work to reflect the growing aspirations of the group alongside a catholic portfolio of arrangements...

...The ability to master so
Read more many idioms is the principal method of survival for brass players and one cannot fail to wonder at[,] in The Lighter Side, the deft coloration in Peter Reeve's arrangement of the Carnival of the Animals and Eric Crees's effective West Side Story suite.

-- Gramophone [9/2004]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Water Music Suite no 1 in F major, HWV 348: no 3, Allegro deciso by George Frideric Handel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715-1717; London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Elgar Howarth 
2.
The Cuckoo by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Written: Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3.
Children's Corner: no 6, Golliwogg's Cake-walk by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Chris Hazell 
4.
Gladiolus Rag by Scott Joplin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Iveson 
5.
Jalousie by Jacob Gade
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; England 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Iveson 
6.
Csárdás by Vittorio Monti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Ifor James 
7.
Carnival of the animals by Camille Saint-Saëns
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Written: 1886 
Length: 22 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Peter Reeve 
8.
Suite in D major: Prince of Denmark's March "Trumpet Voluntary" by Jeremiah Clarke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1700; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Iveson 
9.
Divertimento: Of Knights and Castles by Raymond Premru
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
10.
Le Bateau sur Lèman by Raymond Premru
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
11.
Blues March by Raymond Premru
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
12.
Four Brass Cats by Chris Hazell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 13 Minutes 14 Secs. 
13.
West Side Story: Suite by Leonard Bernstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USA 
Length: 22 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Eric Crees 
14.
Carnevale di Venezia by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
15.
Bourrée fantasque by Emmanuel Chabrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Jones Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Iveson 

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