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Empire Brass - Greatest Hits

Album Summary

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1
>Scheidt, Samuel : Canzon Bergamasca, for brass quintet
>Strauss, Richard : Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniter-Ordens, AV 103
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Der Schauspieldirektor, K 486
>Debussy, Claude : Prélude, for piano (Suite Bergamasque no 1), L. 75/1
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Roumanian Rhapsody no 1, for orchestra in A major, Op. 11/1
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a
>Caccini, Giulio : Amarilli mia bella, for voice & continuo (from Le nuove musiche)
>Susato, Tylman : Basse Danses for brass
>Weck, Hans Jacob : Hupfer Tanz
>Smetana, Bedrich : Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1
>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
>Coleman, Cy : Sweet Charity, musical
>Traditional, American : When the Saints Go Marching In
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>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1 :: no 2
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/15/1988-08/18/1988)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Scheidt, Samuel : Canzon Bergamasca, for brass quintet
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/19/1990-08/21/1990)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Strauss, Richard : Feierlicher Einzug der Ritter des Johanniter-Ordens, AV 103
  • Performers: Neil Grover (Percussion); Michael Murray (Organ)
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Chruch of the Advent, Boston, MA (09/18/1989-09/20/1989)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: 1909

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Der Schauspieldirektor, K 486 :: Overture, Arranged by Egil Smedvig
  • Performer: Richard Jensen (Percussion)
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox, MA (04/13/1993-04/15/1993)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1786

>Debussy, Claude : Prélude, for piano (Suite Bergamasque no 1), L. 75/1
  • Performer: Richard Jensen (Percussion)
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/05/1991-08/08/1991)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Roumanian Rhapsody no 1, for orchestra in A major, Op. 11/1
  • Performers: Frank Epstein (Percussion); Richard Jensen (Percussion)
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/29/1992/08/30/1992)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 08/14/1901

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a :: Arabian Dance, Arranged by Rolf Smedvig
  • Performers: Steve Ide (Guitar); Brian Jones (Percussion); Doug Lunn (Bass Guitar); Kevin Wortman (Drums)
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox, MA (05/15/1996-05/19/1996)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1892

>Caccini, Giulio : Amarilli mia bella, for voice & continuo (from Le nuove musiche)
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox, MA (06/23/1995-06/26/1995)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1601

>Susato, Tylman : Basse Danses for brass :: Basse Dance Bergeret Arranged by Rolf Smedvig
  • Performers: Kurt Wortman (Electronic Perc.); Kurt Wortman (Percussion)
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox, MA (06/23/1995-06/26/1995)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1551

>Weck, Hans Jacob : Hupfer Tanz
  • Performers: Doug Lunn (Fretless Bass); Kurt Wortman (Electronic Perc.); Kurt Wortman (Percussion)
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox, MA (05/27/1994-05/29/1994)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Smetana, Bedrich : Prodaná nevesta (The Bartered Bride), opera, JB 1 :: 100
  • Performers: Richard Jensen (Percussion); Arthur Press (Percussion)
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Studio A, National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/18/1989-08/20/1989)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1863-1870

>Gershwin, George : Porgy and Bess
  • Performer: Brian Brake (Drums)
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Symphony Hall, Boston, MA (08/29/1988-08/31/1988)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1935

>Coleman, Cy : Sweet Charity, musical :: Big Spender, Arranged by Sam Pilafian
  • Performers: Richard Jensen (Drums); Richard Jensen (Percussion); Andy Kubiszewski (Drums); Andy Kubiszewski (Percussion); Robert Leidhecker (Drums); Robert Leidhecker (Percussion)
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Main Auditorium, Shore Cultural Center, Euclid, OH (10/19/1991-10/24/1991)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1966

>Traditional, American : When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Performers: John Gill (Drums); Mark Shane (Piano); Frank Vignola (Banjo); Frank Vignola (Guitar)
  • Ensemble: Empire Brass
  • Notes: Main Auditorium, Shore Cultural Center, Euclid, OH (11/12/1990-11/14/1990)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1900