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The Millennium Collection - The Best Of Canadian Brass


Release Date: 02/15/2005 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000415202   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann PachelbelGiovanni GabrieliJohann Sebastian BachWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Charles DallenbachMarty Morell
Conductor:  Lukas Foss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian BrassNew Japan Philharmonic OrchestraBoston Symphony Orchestra members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Compilation producer Joseph S. Szurly, who has taken on the difficult job of assembling the classically oriented entries in Universal Music's discount-priced best-of series Twentieth Century Masters/The Millennium Collection, simultaneously moves from classical to pop and from unconventional to conventional in his selections and sequencing for the album devoted to Canadian Brass. The all-horn quintet has adapted various classical works to its instrumentation in innovative arrangements sometimes written by members of the ensemble, and Szurly devotes the first half of the tracks to such pieces. Works of note include trumpeter Fred Mills' version of Pachelbel's Canon in D, which leads off the collection, trumpeter Ronald Romm's version of Read more Johann Sebastian Bach's Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "The Little," and tuba player Charles Daellenbach's performance of what has been renamed "The Flight of the Tuba Bee" (Rimsky-Korsakov's The Flight of the Bumblebee, of course) in an arrangement by Howard Cable. At the halfway point in the album, things take a turn toward the popular, with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, as well as the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in toto, conducted by Lukas Foss, joining the quintet for a nine-and-a-half-minute medley of the show tunes of George M. Cohan, George M. Cohan on Broadway, before such well-known numbers as Bill Bailey and Amazing Grace appear toward the end. The result is a good hour-plus summary of what Canadian Brass is all about.

-- William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide
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Works on This Recording

1.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major: Canon by Johann Pachelbel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Frederic Mills. 
2.
Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon I a 5 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Notes: Arranger: Stephen McNeff. 
3.
Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 "Little G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1706; Arnstadt, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Ronald Romm. 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranger: Arthur R. Frackenpohl. 
5.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Charles Dallenbach ()
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Notes: Arranger: Howard Cable. 
6.
Amazing Grace by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Notes: Arranger: Luther Henderson. 
7.
Shaker Suite by Rayburn Wright
Conductor:  Lukas Foss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra,  Boston Symphony Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranger: Howard Cable. 
8.
George M. Cohan on Broadway by Rayburn Wright
Conductor:  Lukas Foss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra,  Boston Symphony Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranger: Howard Cable. 
9.
Grand Circus Fantasia by Rayburn Wright
Conductor:  Lukas Foss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra,  Boston Symphony Orchestra members
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranger: Howard Cable. 
10.
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home by Hughie Cannon
Performer:  Marty Morell (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Notes: Arranger: Luther Henderson. 
11.
The Saints' Halleluja by Luther Henderson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: This work is an arrangement of the traditional work 'When the saints go marching in' and George Frideric Handel's "Hallelujah" Chorus from the 'Messiah.' 

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