Three exciting CDs in one great boxed set survey the music of Canadian Brass - the world's most famous brass ensemble. With many tracks available for the first time on CD in the US, there are 49 incredible tracks in all, including all-time favorites Pachelbel Canon, Amazing Grace, Hallelujah Chorus, Trumpet Voluntary and Theme from Masterpiece Theatre.
Liner Note Authors: Joseph Szurly; Joseph S. Szurly.
The Classics feature three full-length CDs containing 49 tracks. Pachelbel to Purcell includes their classic version of Pachelbel Canon, Mouret’s Rondeau (familiar as the Theme to Masterpiece Theatre) and the wedding staple Trumpet Voluntary. Between Bach & Handel features all-time works by these two great Baroque giants including Suite from Water Music, the famous Largo from Xerxes and a rousing Hallelujah Chorus by Handel along with a tuneful “Little” Fugue in G minor, an expansive Toccata and Fugue in D minor and the popular Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring all by Bach. With Mozart & More, the Brass explore classical and romantic composers performing works by Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Bizet, Paganini and more. The final track, Amazing Grace, makes for the perfect finale creating a treasure trove of classic Canadian Brass tracks of nearly 2 ˝ hours. A must-have collection for every Canadian Brass fan.....Pachelbel to Purcell (Disc 1)
Rondeau, Sonata in D major for Trumpet, Concert in G major, My Bonny Lass, Cor Royal, Canon, A la clair fontaine, Now is the Month of Maying, Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke), Organ Processional "Westminster Abbey", Trumpet Voluntary (Stanley), Trumpet Tune and Ayre, Toccata (Frescobaldi), The Lord is My Shepherd, Greensleeves, Come Again Sweet Love Doth Now Invite, Tallis's Canon and Hosanna.....Between Bach & Handel (Disc 2)
Suite from Water Music, Minuet from Music for the Royal Fireworks, Largo, Hodie Christus natus est, Hallelujah Chorus, Hosanna to the Son of David, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Hallelujah Amen, My Heart Ever Faithful, Fugue in G minor "Little", Where'er You Walk, Contrapunctus 1 and Chorale from Cantata No. 147.....Mozart & More (Disc 3)
Ode to Joy, Horn Quintet Rondo Allegro, Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, Farandole, Toreador Song, In the Hall of the Mountain King, We hasten with Faltering yet Eager Footsteps, Trumpet Concerto Andante (Haydn), Saint Anthony Chorale, Sanctus, Gaudeamus igitur, Jerusalem, Caprice No. 24, Sakura/Kimigayo and Amazing Grace.
Submitted on 04/14/11 by JAMES R. OESTREICH, The New York Times