CSO Brass Live

“All hail to a disc that features the CSO brass players in all their refulgent splendor ... All of the arrangements are deft and colorful; the playing, needless to say, is exquisite.” — Fanfare

The legendary brass section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, long recognized for its power, dynamism and lyricism, takes center stage in this release, conducted by Dale Clevenger, Jay Friedman, Michael Mulcahy and Mark Ridenour. Cheered for performances and recordings of Mahler, Bruckner and Strauss, the CSO Brass turns its focus to works by Giovanni Gabrieli, William Walton and Johann Sebastian Bach, as well as symphonic works arranged for brass and percussion by Silvestre Revueltas, Percy Grainger and Sergei Prokofiev.

The contents:

William Walton (1902-1983)

Crown Imperial Coronation March (arranged by Joseph Kreines)

Jay Friedman conductor

Giovanni Gabrieli (ca. 1555-1612)

Sacrae Symphoniae No. 6: Sonata Pian e forte (arranged by Eric Crees)

Mark Ridenour conductor


Canzon duodecimi toni à 10 (arranged by Eric Crees)

Christopher Martin and John Hagstrom
 solo trumpets
Canzon septimi toni à 8, No. 2 (arranged by R.P. Block)

J.S. Bach (1685-1720)

Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 (arranged by Eric Crees)

Mark Ridenour conductor

Percy Grainger (1882-1961)

Lincolnshire Posy (arranged by Timothy Higgins)

Lisbon
Horkstow Grange

Rufford Park Poachers

The Brisk Young Sailor

Lord Melbourne

The Lost Lady Found

Mark Ridenour conductor

Silvestre Revueltas (1889-1940)

Sensemayà (arranged by Bruce Roberts)

Anthony Kniffen
 solo tuba
Michael Mulcahy conductor

Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Three Scenes from Romeo and Juliet (arranged by Joseph Kreines)

The Montagues and the Capulets

Dance

The Death of Tybalt

Dale Clevenger conductor

Recorded: 2010
Released: Sept. 6, 2011

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