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Empire Brass: Empire Brass on Broadway

Track List

>Phantom of the Opera, musical: Overture
>Hello, Dolly!, musical: Hello Dolly
>Man of la Mancha, musical: Man of La Mancha
>Cats, musical: Macavity Cat
>Evita, musical: Don't Cry for Me, Argentina
>West Side Story, musical: Mambo
>Annie, musical: Easy Street
>Music Man, musical: Till There Was You, The
>Music Man, musical: Seventy-Six Trombones, The
>Guys and Dolls, musical: Fugue for Tinhorns
>Miserables, musical: At the End of the Day, Les
>Lonely Goatherd, song, The (from "The Sound of Music")
>Night and day, song (from "Gay Divorce")
>Bali Ha'i, song (from "South Pacific")
>Bye, Bye Birdie, musical: Put on a Happy Face
>Sweet Charity, musical: Big Spender

Album Notes

Cassette catalog number: 30303

Personnel: Jeffrey Curnow (vocals, trumpet); Rolf Smedvig (trumpet); Scott A. Hartman (trombone); Sam Pilafian (tuba); Eric Ruske (horns); Julie Spangler (organ); Rich Jensen , Andy Kubiszewski, Robert Leidhecker (drums, percussion).

Liner Note Authors: Donald Elfman; Patricia Dussaux; Gila Fox.

Recording information: Main Auditorium, Shore Cultural Center, Euclid, OH (10/19/1991-10/24/1991).

Editors: Erica Brenner; Rosalind Ilett.

Photographer: Mahdessian.

Arrangers: Elaine Martone; Ernesto Sanchez; Rich Jensen ; Sam Pilafian ; Kenneth Amis; Jack Gale; Mark Gould ; Rolf Smedvig .

Brass and Broadway make for festive melodies in this collection of some of the most popular tunes from American musical theater. From Andrew Lloyd Webber to Cole Porter to Richard Rodgers, the Empire Brass brings to these songs to life. Rousing numbers known to music lovers young and old, these songs are familiar, comforting, and the best the genre offers.

Inspired arrangements allow the brass to carry these pieces with minimal percussion accompaniment. They capture the full sound of Broadway without the full orchestra. The troupe lives up to its grand reputation with this superior album. The excellent quality of this recording creates a rich, full audio experience.


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