Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Listening Session - 2/8/06

Here is a guide to the recordings we listened to today in class.
1. The Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli, featuring the Brass sections from the Philadelphia, Cleveland and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. Master Works Heritage, Sony Classical MHK62353. We heard track 7- Canzon a 12 by G. Gabrieli
2. Russische Musik für Blechbaser, featuring the Montanus Quintett. Fermate FER 20022. We heard track 14 - Quintett by Aleksandr Aljababjew [Alexander Alyabiev] (1787-1851)
3. Premier! featuring the American Brass Quintet. Summit Records DCD 187. We heard: track 1 - Allegro vigoroso from Brass Quintet No. 2 (1993) by Gunther Schuller (b. 1925) and track 10-11 - Brass Quintet (1982) by Dan Welcher (b. 1948)
Four of a Kind, Music for Trombone Quartet
4. Four of a Kind: Music for Trombone Quartet, featuring Joe Alessi, Scott Hartman, Mark Lawrence and Blair Bollinger. Summit Records DCD 123. We heard tracks 3 & 4 - "Andante" and "Poco Adagio" from Beethoven's Drei Equali
5. Confluences featuring Tom Brantley, trombone and Jay Coble, trumpet. JCTB Productions (USF Tampa). We heard track 1 - "Allegro" from Divertimento for Trumpet, Trombone and Piano by Boris Blocher (1903-1975)
6. Virtuoso Brass featuring the Chicago Brass Quintet. Delos DE 1022 13491 1022 2 (1991). Chicago Brass is Ross Beacroft, Bradley Boehm, trumpets; Jonathan Boen, horn; James Mattern, trombone; Robert Bauchens, tuba. We heard track 14 - "La Marche" from Suite from the Monteregian Hills by Morley Calvert (1928-1991)
7. Frozen Brass: Africa & Latin America [Anthology of Brass Band Music #2] Pan Records 2026. We marched to track 10 - Winti-pre Opening Song . From the liner notes: "one of the opening hymns of a Winti-pre changing into the first Winti dance song." What's Winti you say? Click here to find out.

• The above CD is available at CD Roots, which is a great place to find a wealth of recordings of brass music from around the world, including the Balkans, Latin America, Europe and Asia.

• The Eastman Trombone Choir has a nice page on the history of the trombone choir, check it out.

• REMINDER: February 23rd and April 5th are extra listening sessions. I will open them up to anyone who like to present more recordings, or didn't get all the way through their initial session.

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