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Echo - Glory Of Gabrieli / Canadian Brass


Release Date: 10/06/2009 
Label:  Opening Day   Catalog #: 7380  
Composer:  Samuel ScheidtGiovanni GabrieliClaudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Manon LafranceCharles DaellenbachZachary BondBrandon Ridenour,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian BrassEcho Brass
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


If you're not completely hooked by the strikingly realistic antiphonal sound or the breathtakingly virtuosic playing in the first 30 seconds of this remarkable recording, then check your equipment--your ears and your sound system. Even if you're not normally a brass ensemble fan, you are certain to take this terrific disc and its perfectly chosen and organized program into your innermost circle of demonstration favorites. The Canadian Brass (with its one remaining original member, tuba player Charles Daellenbach) brings its usual polish and panache to these arrangements of Gabrieli, Scheidt, and Monteverdi--although the polish aspect seems to have a brighter-than-ever sheen, an even better-defined
Read more edge that leaves you with no words, just the impression that you're in the presence of superhuman musicianship.

The Brass is joined by another ensemble, a trio called Echo Brass, and by Toronto-based organist Eric Robertson for several tracks, and the collaborations are perfectly conceived and judiciously balanced in the very agreeable acoustic of Toronto's Christ Church Deer Park. While the lion's share of praise must go to these amazing brass players (Gabrieli certainly would be envious!), the engineering team has to be commended for its part in creating what can only be described as a sonic masterpiece. Sensational!

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com

"This is a magnificent program of spatial Renaissance brass music performed by brass players who are probably far better, and playing on greatly improved instruments to those available in 16th century Venice." -- Audiophile Audition

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Works on This Recording

1. Tabulatura nova, Book 2: Echo ad manuale duplex by Samuel Scheidt
Performer:  Manon Lafrance (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Zachary Bond (Trombone),
Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet),
Chris Coletti (Trumpet), Austin Hitchcock (Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Echo Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1624; Halle, Germany 
2. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon septimi toni a 8 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Eric Robertson (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
3. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Sonata pian e forte alla quarta bassa by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Echo Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
4. L'Orfeo: Toccata by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
5. L'Orfeo: Prologue - Dal mio Permesso amato by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
6. L'Orfeo: Vieni, Imeneo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
7. L'Orfeo: Lasciate i monti by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
8. L'Orfeo: Ecco Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
9. L'Orfeo: Messaggiera y Pastore by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
10. L'Orfeo: Tu se' morta by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
11. L'Orfeo: Ahi casi acerbo! by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
12. L'Orfeo: Vanne Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
13. L'Orfeo: Chi Ne Consola by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
14. L'Orfeo: Moresca by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 
15. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon primi toni by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Eric Robertson (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Echo Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
16. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon II a 6 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
17. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon in echo duodecimi toni a 10 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Eric Robertson (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Echo Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 
18. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon IV a 6 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Jeff Nelson (French Horn),
Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
19. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon septimi e octavi toni a 12 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Eric Robertson (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Canadian Brass,  Echo Brass
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1597; Venice, Italy 

Featured Sound Samples

L'Orfeo (Monteverdi): Vieni, Imeneo
Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1 (Gabrieli): Canzon primi toni
L'Orfeo (Monteverdi): Prologue - Dal mio Permesso amato
Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1 (Gabrieli): Canzon septimi toni a 8

Customer Reviews

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 Sensational. March 18, 2014 By Ralph Miller (Vallejo, CA) See All My Reviews "In 1957, when I was first trombonist in my high school orchestra, I spent the summer playing in a brass quintet tutored by the principal French horn player of the San Diego Symphony (he was part-timing as a music teacher). We played, of course, mostly Gabrieli. There were no French horn players in the high school orchestra, so he took that part. Just think: all day long, playing this music. I now wish, looking back, that I had spent the rest of my life doing only that (although I would have starved). This music is as close to heaven as you'll get. The players are superb, the sound is crystal itself, the repertoire is ravishing. You won't be sorry." Report Abuse
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