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American Voices / The Chicago Brass Quintet, The Brown Singers

Audio Samples

>Joplin, Scott : The Entertainer
>Joplin, Scott : When Your Hair Is Like the Snow, song for voice & piano
>Joplin, Scott : Pine Apple Rag
>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 1
>Copland, Aaron : The Dodger, song for voice & piano (Old American Songs)
>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 2
>Copland, Aaron : Ching-a-ring Chaw, song for voice & piano (Old American Songs II)
>Gershwin, George : Suite from Porgy and Bess
>     Introduction and Summer Time
>     A Boat Dats Leav'n
>     I Loves You Porgy
>     Strawberry Woman
>     O I can't Sit Down
>Anderson, Daniel : CBQ Suite, for brass quintet
>Traditional, American : When the Saints Go Marching In
>Traditional Spiritual : Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
>Newton, John : Amazing Grace

Album Summary

>Joplin, Scott : The Entertainer
>Joplin, Scott : When Your Hair Is Like the Snow, song for voice & piano
>Joplin, Scott : Pine Apple Rag
>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 1
>Copland, Aaron : The Dodger, song for voice & piano (Old American Songs)
>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 2
>Copland, Aaron : Ching-a-ring Chaw, song for voice & piano (Old American Songs II)
>Gershwin, George : Suite from Porgy and Bess
>Anderson, Daniel : CBQ Suite, for brass quintet
>Traditional, American : When the Saints Go Marching In
>Traditional Spiritual : Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
The lone original work is tubist Anderson's CBQ Suite (1991), where each movement is named and tailored for a group member. 'Running Ross' is a madcap chromatic ditty for trumpeter Ross Beacraft, 'Jumpin Jim' a slippery thing for trombonist Mattern, 'Gorgeous Greg' a ballad for horn player Gregory Flint, 'Magnificent Matt' a piccolo trumpet showpiece for Matthew Lee, and 'Dangerous Dan' a funky perpetual-motion tune for tubist-composer Anderson. CBQ Suite is quite skillfully written, entertaining, and doubtless a valuable part of the group's concert programs.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Comtrak Studios, Chicago (1999); Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago (1999); Comtrak Studios, Chicago (2009); Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago (2009).



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Works Details

>Joplin, Scott : The Entertainer
  • Ensemble: Chicago Brass Quintet
  • Running Time: 1 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1902

>Joplin, Scott : When Your Hair Is Like the Snow, song for voice & piano
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1903

>Joplin, Scott : Pine Apple Rag
  • Running Time: 1 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 1
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1950

>Copland, Aaron : The Dodger, song for voice & piano (Old American Songs)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950

>Copland, Aaron : Old American Songs, Set 2
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Copland, Aaron : Ching-a-ring Chaw, song for voice & piano (Old American Songs II)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1952

>Gershwin, George : Suite from Porgy and Bess :: Introduction and Summer Time
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Suite from Porgy and Bess :: A Boat Dats Leav'n
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Suite from Porgy and Bess :: I Loves You Porgy
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Suite from Porgy and Bess :: Strawberry Woman
  • Running Time: 1 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Gershwin, George : Suite from Porgy and Bess :: O I can't Sit Down
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1935

>Anderson, Daniel : CBQ Suite, for brass quintet
  • Running Time: 11 min. 33 sec.
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1991

>Traditional, American : When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Notes: Comtrak Studios, Chicago (1999); Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago (1999); Comtrak Studios, Chicago (2009); Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago (2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: by 1900

>Traditional Spiritual : Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
  • Running Time: 6 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: by 1865

>Newton, John : Amazing Grace
  • Notes: Comtrak Studios, Chicago (1999); Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago (1999); Comtrak Studios, Chicago (2009); Rockefeller Chapel, Chicago (2009)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1779