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True North Christmas / True North Brass

True North Brass
Release Date: 10/16/2007 
Label:  Cd Baby   Catalog #: 5637510832  
Composer:  TraditionalHenry Walford DaviesFranz Xaver GruberJay Livingston,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True North Brass
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

True North Brass burst on to the Canadian scene in 1997, and has since solidified its reputation as one of Canada's most exciting ensembles. True North's membership includes two outstanding composer/arrangers who create the ensemble's fresh and unique programming. Proudly Canadian in focus and expression, True North Brass has been welcomed not only in Canada but in China and throughout North America. True North Brass has released three critically acclaimed CDs, the latest of which (A True North Christmas) was the most frequently played CD on CBC radio in the 2001 holiday season.

True North Brass were featured guest artists at the International Brass Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia in March 2000, chosen from the elite of the
Read more international brass world. They accompanied Prime Minister Chretien's 1998 trade mission to China, performing recitals in Beijing and Wuhan and directing masterclasses at the Beijing Conservatory. The ensemble has also performed masterclasses and recitals at the Boston and New England Conservatories and toured British Columbia, Ontario, Tennessee, Connecticut, Virginia, Texas, New Hampshire, Alabama, and Florida. True North Brass was featured at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival in 1999, 2001, and opened the festival in 2002. This season, they will perform extensively in recitals and with orchestras across Canada and the United States. The members of True North Brass are Yamaha Artists associated with Yamaha Canada.

Complete track list:
1 Hodie, Christmas Natus Est
2 O Little Town of Bethlehem
3 Gesu Bambino
4 Noel, C'est L'amour
5 Silent Night
6 Silver Bells
7 Carol of the Bells
8 I Saw Three Ships
9 Nowell Echoes
10 Meditations On a Huron Carol
11 Away in a Manger
12 The Christmas Song
13 Angels We Have Heard On High
14 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
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Works on This Recording

Hodie Christus natus est by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True North Brass
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True North Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True North Brass
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Silver Bells by Jay Livingston
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True North Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
I saw three ships by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True North Brass
Written: England 
Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True North Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
The Christmas Song by Mel Torme
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True North Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
Angels we have heard on high by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True North Brass
Written: France 
Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True North Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  True North Brass
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 

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