Echo - Glory Of Gabrieli / Canadian Brass

Release Date: 4/6/2010
Catalog Number: 7380
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass, Echo 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 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
Works on This Recording
1. Tabulatura nova, Book 2: Echo ad manuale duplex by Samuel Scheidt
Performer: Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Chris Coletti (Trumpet), Manon Lafrance (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Zachary Bond (Trombone), Austin Hitchcock (Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Echo Brass, Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1624 ; Halle, Germany
2. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon septimi toni a 8, C 172 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer: Eric Robertson (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1597 ; Italy
3. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Sonata pian e forte alla quarta bassa by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer: Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Zachary Bond (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Echo Brass, Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1597 ; Venice, Italy
4. L'Orfeo: Toccata by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Zachary Bond (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque
Written: 1607 ; Mantua, Italy
5. L'Orfeo: Prologue - Dal mio Permesso amato by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Zachary Bond (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque
Written: 1607 ; Mantua, Italy
6. L'Orfeo: Vieni, Imeneo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Zachary Bond (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque
Written: 1607 ; Mantua, Italy
7. L'Orfeo: Lasciate i monti by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Zachary Bond (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque
Written: 1607 ; Mantua, Italy
8. L'Orfeo: Ecco Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Zachary Bond (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1607 ; Mantua, Italy
9. L'Orfeo: Messaggiera y Pastore by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Zachary Bond (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1607 ; Mantua, Italy
10. L'Orfeo: Tu se' morta by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Zachary Bond (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Baroque
Written: 1607 ; Mantua, Italy
11. L'Orfeo: Ahi casi acerbo! by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), 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: Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Zachary Bond (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1607 ; Mantua, Italy
13. L'Orfeo: Chi Ne Consola by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Zachary Bond (Trombone), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance
Written: 1607 ; Mantua, Italy
14. L'Orfeo: Moresca by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer: Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Zachary Bond (Trombone)
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: Echo Brass, Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1597 ; Venice, Italy
16. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon II a 6 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer: Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Zachary Bond (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance
17. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon in echo duodecimi toni a 10 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer: Eric Robertson (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Echo Brass, Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1597 ; Venice, Italy
18. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon IV a 6, C 189 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer: Brandon Ridenour (Trumpet), Joe Burgstaller (Trumpet), Charles Daellenbach (Tuba), Jeff [Trombone] Nelson (French Horn), Zachary Bond (Trombone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance
19. Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1: Canzon septimi e octavi toni a 12, C 183 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer: Eric Robertson (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Echo Brass, Canadian Brass
Period: Renaissance
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