Monday, January 25, 2010

Listening Session No. 1

Today we had our first listening session. I foccused on brass quintets and larger ensembles, and alternated between the two. We heard:

• Giovanni Gabrieli Canzona Per Sonare No. 27 and Canzon quarti toni from the CD "The Antiphonal Music of Gabriel", featuring the brass sections of the Philadelphia, Cleveland, and Chicago Symphonies of 1968. [Sony Classical MHK 62353]

• Alexander Aliabev Quintet from the CD "Russian Music for Brass" by the Montanus Quintett [Fermate FER 20022]

• George Lloyd Symphony No. 10 'November Journeys'. We heard the fourth movement, entitled "Energico". This recording is of the London Collegiate Brass, conducted by James Stobart [Trax Classique TRXCD 114]

• David Sampson Distant Voices, movement IV "Ben and Mark; My Sons". This recording is called "Premier!", by the American Brass Quintet [Summit Records DCD 187]

Rusasca de la Buzdug by the Balkan Brass Band "Fanfare Ciocarlia". The CD is called "Radio Pascani" [Piranha CD PIR 1254]

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Spring 2010

Photo: Old Merry Tale Jazzband from Hamburg, Germany

Welcome students of Advanced Brass Ensemble Literature to the Spring 2010 semester. This blog will serve as the class blog, which I will maintain, and as central hub for all of your student blogs.

Here you can view posts regarding our recent and/or upcoming classes, view links to brass ensembles and student blogs from past semesters, as well as your own. All past posts are archived, so you can review what past classes have covered and get ideas from other blogs. One of your assignments will be to create and maintain your own course-related blog, with a theme you choose, so peruse what others have done to get ideas.

Check out the following ABEL Central posts for blogging help:
Other helpful links: