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The Celebrated Distin Family - works by Arne, Berlioz, Distin, Donizetti, Gretry, Handel, Meyerbeer, Verdi / Prince Regent's Band, on period 19th century brass instruments

Album Summary

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le Prophète
>Berlioz, Hector : Chant sacré, for tenor, male chorus & piano or orchestra (Neuf Mélodies irlandaises), H. 44 (Op. 2/6
>Sax, Adolphe : Quartet on a theme of the Sextet by Fauconnier, for saxophones
>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia da Lammermoor
>Grétry, André-Ernest-Mode : Richard Cour de Lion
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Fragments mélodiques sur 'Messe de Requiem' de Verdi
>Distin, Henry : Distin's Polka, for piano with 2 cornets or saxhorns ad libitum
>Distin, John : Distin's Military Quadrilles, for band
>Handel, George Frideric : Samson
>Kent, James [Composer] : Blessed be Thou Lord God of Israel, anthem for chorus & organ
>Arne, Thomas [Composer] : Rule, Britannia, for orchestra/band (with voice and/or chorus ad lib)
>Traditional, Irish : The Last Rose of Summer, folk song
>Distin, Theodore : Victory, for chorus with cornet ad libitum
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Prince Regent's band, featuring noted brass players, make their recording debut on Resonous Classics with a celebration of the legendary Distin Family. During the mid-nineteenth century the Distin Family blazed a traila cross Europe and North America performing countless concerts and promoting new and exciting designs of brass instruments. The Distins originally performed on a mixture of natural and keyed brass instruments but halfway through their career, thanks to a chance meeting with Adolphe Sax in Paris in 1844, they adopted the new valved brass instruments, and in particular the new "saxhorn", with which their names became synonymous. In "The Celebrated Distin Family", period brass specialists The Prince Regent's Band have recreated the lost Distin Family repertoire, performing on their unique collection of original saxhorns and other fascinating brass instruments of the period.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-).



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Works Details

>Meyerbeer, Giacomo : Le Prophète :: Coronation March
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta

>Berlioz, Hector : Chant sacré, for tenor, male chorus & piano or orchestra (Neuf Mélodies irlandaises), H. 44 (Op. 2/6
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/1829

>Sax, Adolphe : Quartet on a theme of the Sextet by Fauconnier, for saxophones
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Lucia da Lammermoor :: Trio ('Ah! O sole, più ratto')
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1835

>Grétry, André-Ernest-Mode : Richard Cour de Lion :: Trio ('Une fièvre brûlante')
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1784

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Fragments mélodiques sur 'Messe de Requiem' de Verdi :: Ingemisco
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Fragments mélodiques sur 'Messe de Requiem' de Verdi :: Confutatis
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Fragments mélodiques sur 'Messe de Requiem' de Verdi :: Agnus Dei
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Distin, Henry : Distin's Polka, for piano with 2 cornets or saxhorns ad libitum
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Distin, John : Distin's Military Quadrilles, for band
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Handel, George Frideric : Samson :: Let the Bright Seraphim
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1741

>Kent, James [Composer] : Blessed be Thou Lord God of Israel, anthem for chorus & organ
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral

>Arne, Thomas [Composer] : Rule, Britannia, for orchestra/band (with voice and/or chorus ad lib)
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1740

>Traditional, Irish : The Last Rose of Summer, folk song
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Renaissance

>Distin, Theodore : Victory, for chorus with cornet ad libitum
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Nabucco :: Sinfonia
  • Ensemble: Prince Regent's Band
  • Notes: The Ascension Church, Plumstead (2016-06-30&2016-07-01_2016-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1842