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The Glory of Gabrieli / Rolf Smedvig, Empire Brass, et al

Album Summary

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Work(s)
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Canzon no 7, for 7 parts, C. 201
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Canzon no 9 for 8 parts, C. 190
>Anonymous : Gloria
>Gervaise, Claude : Pavanne et Gaillarde d'Angleterre
>Scheidt, Samuel : Ludi musici, Book 1
>Tye, Christopher : In Nomine no 12
>Diaz, Gabriel : Lauda Jerusalem, motet
>Palestrina, Giovanni : Vos amici mei, motet for 8 voices
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Canzon no 16, for 12 parts, C. 209
>Banchieri, Adriano : Concerto for brass ensemble no 1 "La Battaglia"
>Cavaccio, Giovanni : Credidi (Tertii Toni)
>Lassus, Orlando de : O la o che bon echo, villanelle for 8 voices, S. x/140
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sonata no 13, for 8 parts
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Canzon no 11, for 8 parts, C. 204
>Tallis, Thomas : Veni Redemptor gentium (I), for organ
>Byrd, William : Non vos relinquam Orphanos, motet for 5 voices (SSATB)
>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Canzon in echo, for 12 parts, C. 192
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Notes & Reviews:

Led by their founder, trumpeter Rolf Smedvig, the virtuoso Empire Brass are joined by two other talented quintets for this recording from the Boston Symphony and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. The three quintets were placed in different locatons in the enormous room at the National Music Center in Lenox, Massachusetts, for optimal antiphonal effects.

BBC Music Magazine
The Empire Brass Quintet's tight ensemble highlights the visceral energy of Gabrieli's antiphonal works. The showy, 'big-band' sound may be a far cry from the muted timbres of sackbut and cornett but few could deny the ensemble's dizzying virtuosity.



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Works Details

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Work(s) :: Unspecified Canzon duo decimi toni
  • Performers: Thomas Smith (Trumpet); James Sommerville (Horn); Norman Bolter (Trombone); Robert Sullivan (Trumpet); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Chester Schmitz (Tuba)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sacrae symphoniae, Book 1 :: no 2
  • Performers: Thomas Smith (Trumpet); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Norman Bolter (Trombone); James Sommerville (Horn); Chester Schmitz (Tuba)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Canzon no 7, for 7 parts, C. 201
  • Performers: Norman Bolter (Trombone); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Thomas Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Canzon no 9 for 8 parts, C. 190
  • Performers: Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Robert Sullivan (Trumpet); Thomas Smith (Trumpet); Chester Schmitz (Tuba); James Sommerville (Horn); Norman Bolter (Trombone)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1615

>Anonymous : Gloria
  • Performers: Ronald Barron (Trombone); Steven Emery (Trumpet); Robert Sullivan (Trumpet); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Philip Smith (Trumpet); Norman Bolter (Trombone); Thomas Smith (Trumpet); James Sommerville (Horn); Jonathan Menkis (Horn); Gary Offenlock (Tuba); Chester Schmitz (Tuba)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Gervaise, Claude : Pavanne et Gaillarde d'Angleterre
  • Performers: Robert Sullivan (Trumpet); Gary Offenlock (Tuba); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Ronald Barron (Trombone); Steven Emery (Trumpet); Thomas Smith (Trumpet); Philip Smith (Trumpet); Norman Bolter (Trombone); Chester Schmitz (Tuba); Jonathan Menkis (Horn); James Sommerville (Horn)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Written: 1550

>Scheidt, Samuel : Ludi musici, Book 1
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1621

>Tye, Christopher : In Nomine no 12
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabriel Díaz : Lauda Jerusalem, motet
  • Performers: Norman Bolter (Trombone); Philip Smith (Trumpet); James Sommerville (Horn); Steven Emery (Trumpet); Ronald Barron (Trombone); Thomas Smith (Trumpet); Jonathan Menkis (Horn); Chester Schmitz (Tuba); Gary Offenlock (Tuba); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Robert Sullivan
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.

>Palestrina, Giovanni : Vos amici mei, motet for 8 voices
  • Performers: Thomas Smith (Trumpet); Norman Bolter (Trombone); James Sommerville (Horn); Chester Schmitz (Tuba); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1592

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Canzon no 16, for 12 parts, C. 209
  • Performers: James Sommerville (Horn); Norman Bolter (Trombone); Gary Offenlock (Tuba); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Philip Smith (Trumpet); Ronald Barron (Trombone); Steven Emery (Trumpet); Chester Schmitz (Tuba); Jonathan Menkis (Horn); Thomas Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Banchieri, Adriano : Concerto for brass ensemble no 1 "La Battaglia"
  • Performers: James Sommerville (Horn); Norman Bolter (Trombone); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Thomas Smith (Trumpet); Chester Schmitz (Tuba)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Concerto

>Cavaccio, Giovanni : Credidi (Tertii Toni)
  • Performers: Chester Schmitz (Tuba); Thomas Smith (Trumpet); Steven Emery (Trumpet); Ronald Barron (Trombone); Robert Sullivan (Trumpet); Jonathan Menkis (Horn); Norman Bolter (Trombone); Philip Smith (Trumpet); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); James Sommerville (Horn); Gary Offenlock (Tuba)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Lassus, Orlando de : O la o che bon echo, villanelle for 8 voices, S. x/140
  • Performers: James Sommerville (Horn); Norman Bolter (Trombone); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Thomas Smith (Trumpet); Chester Schmitz (Tuba)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Sonata no 13, for 8 parts
  • Performers: Norman Bolter (Trombone); James Sommerville (Horn); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Thomas Smith (Trumpet); Chester Schmitz (Tuba)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Canzon no 11, for 8 parts, C. 204
  • Performers: Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Thomas Smith (Trumpet); Chester Schmitz (Tuba); Norman Bolter (Trombone)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Tallis, Thomas : Veni Redemptor gentium (I), for organ
  • Performers: Steven Emery (Trumpet); Robert Sullivan (Trumpet); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Philip Smith (Trumpet); James Sommerville (Horn); Norman Bolter (Trombone); Chester Schmitz (Tuba); Jonathan Menkis (Horn); Thomas Smith (Trumpet); Ronald Barron (Trombone); Gary Offenlock (Tuba)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Byrd, William : Non vos relinquam Orphanos, motet for 5 voices (SSATB)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Choral

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Work(s) :: Unspecified Canzon a 12
  • Performers: Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Robert Sullivan (Trumpet); Chester Schmitz (Tuba); Ronald Barron (Trombone); Steven Emery (Trumpet); Thomas Smith (Trumpet); Jonathan Menkis (Horn); Philip Smith (Trumpet); Gary Offenlock (Tuba); Norman Bolter (Trombone); James Sommerville (Horn)
  • Conductor: Rolf Smedvig
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Gabrieli, Giovanni : Canzon in echo, for 12 parts, C. 192
  • Performers: Chester Schmitz (Tuba); Gary Offenlock (Tuba); Philip Smith (Trumpet); Thomas Rolfs (Trumpet); Ronald Barron (Trombone); Steven Emery (Trumpet); James Sommerville (Horn); Jonathan Menkis (Horn); Norman Bolter (Trombone); Thomas Smith (Trumpet)
  • Conductor: Robert Sullivan
  • Notes: National Music Center, Lenox, MA (08/31/1999-09/02/1999)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance