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Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass Live

Gabrieli / Bach / Revueltas / Ridenour
Release Date: 09/27/2011 
Label:  Cso Resound   Catalog #: 1101   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sir William WaltonGiovanni GabrieliJohann Sebastian BachPercy Aldridge Grainger,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA BRASS LIVE Chicago SO Brass & Percussion CSO RESOUND CSOR 901 1101 (64:46)


WALTON Crown Imperial. G. GABRIELI Sonata pian e forte. Canzon duodecima toni à 10. Canzon No. 2 septemi toni à 8. J. S. BACH Passacaglia and Fugue, BWV 582. GRAINGER Read more class="ARIAL12bi">Lincolnshire Posy. REVUELTAS Sensemayà. PROKOFIEV Romeo and Juliet: The Montagues and Capulets; Dance; Death of Tybalt


Many orchestral cognoscenti have long considered the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to have the finest orchestral brass section in the world; certainly, it ranks among the top three or four. All hail, then, to a disc that features the CSO brass players in all their refulgent splendor. Various arrangers are responsible for the versions performed here: Joseph Kreines for the Walton and Prokofiev, Eric Crees for the Bach, Timothy Higgins for the Grainger, and Bruce Roberts for the Revueltas. All but the Gabrieli are also credited with conductors, drawn from the ranks of the performers: trombonist Jay Friedman for the Walton, trumpeter Mark Ridenour for the Bach and Grainger, trombonist Michael Mulcahy for the Revueltas, and hornist Dale Clevenger for the Prokofiev. The members of the CSO brass section are also supplemented (in which selections is not specified; I hear them playing only in the Revueltas) by two more CSO members—clarinetist John Bruce Yeh and bassist Roger Cline—plus an additional three trumpeters, three trombonists, a tubist, and a percussionist as ringers. All of the arrangements are deft and colorful; the playing, needless to say, is exquisite. The recorded sound is suitably brilliant; the booklet provides a list of the participating instrumentalists, color head shots of the CSO members, and brief essays on the CSO brass section and the conductors. All fanciers of brass ensembles will want to snap this item up forthwith; others may find it an entertaining treat as well.


FANFARE: James A. Altena
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Works on This Recording

1.
Coronation March "Crown Imperial" by Sir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; England 
2.
Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Sonata pian e forte alla quarta bassa by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
3.
Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon septimi toni a 8 no 2, C 173 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
4.
Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon duodecimi toni a 10 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
5.
Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1708-1712; Arnstadt, Germany 
6.
Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1938; USA 
7.
Sensemayá by Silvestre Revueltas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938; Mexico 
8.
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64: Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

Crown Imperial (arr. J. Kreines for brass): Crown Imperial: Coronation March (arr. J. Kreines)
Sacrae symphoniae (excerpts) (arr. E. Crees for brass): Sacrae Symphoniae No. 6: Sonata Pian e forte (arr. E. Crees)
Canzoni et sonate (arr. E. Crees for brass): Canzon duodecimi toni a 10 (arr. E. Crees)
Canzoni et sonate: Canzon VII (arr. R.P. Block): Canzon septimi toni a 8 (No. 2) (arr. R.P. Block)
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 (arr. E. Crees for brass): Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 (arr. E. Crees)
Lincolnshire Posy (arr. T. Higgins for brass): I. Lisbon
Lincolnshire Posy (arr. T. Higgins for brass): II. Horkstow Grange
Lincolnshire Posy (arr. T. Higgins for brass): III. Rufford Park Poachers
Lincolnshire Posy (arr. T. Higgins for brass): IV. The Brisk Young Sailor
Lincolnshire Posy (arr. T. Higgins for brass): V. Lord Melbourne
Lincolnshire Posy (arr. T. Higgins for brass): VI. The Lost Lady Found
Sensemaya (arr. B. Roberts for brass): Sensemaya (arr. B. Roberts)
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (excerpts) (arr. J. Kreines for brass): I. The Montagues and the Capulets
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (excerpts) (arr. J. Kreines for brass): IV. Dance
Romeo and Juliet, Op. 64 (excerpts) (arr. J. Kreines for brass): VII. The Death of Tybalt

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