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From the Steeples and the Mountains / London Gabrieli Brass

Album Summary

>Ives, Charles : From the Steeples and Mountains for Brass and Bells
>Barber, Samuel : Mutations from Bach's "Christe, du Lamm Gottes"
>Harris, Roy : Chorale for Organ and Brass
>Thomson, Virgil : Family Portrait, portraits (5) for horn, 2 trumpets & 2 trombones
>Cowell, Henry : Grinnel Fanfare
>Cowell, Henry : Tall Tale
>Cowell, Henry : Hymn and Fuguing Tune no 12 for 3 Horns
>Cowell, Henry : Rondo for Brass
>Glass, Philip : Sextet for Brass
>Ruggles, Carl [Composer] : Angels, for 4 trumpets & 3 trombones
>Carter, Elliott : Fantasy on Purcell's Fantasia on One Note
>Ives, Charles : Processional "Let there be light"
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

'Performances are ideal. The British have given us a thoroughly American disc of extraordinary beauty; for which, many thanks!' (Fanfare, USA)

'Fascinating... the most interesting and enterprising brass collection I have yet encountered... first rate, and very realistic recording' (Gramophone)

'The brass playing throughout is vividly expert and the recording is splendidly real' (Gramophone)

'From the very opening track the London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble demands close attention. All say something that makes you want to listen' (BBC Music Magazine)

'A real gem of a disc. The performances are excellent ... This was both an education and an entertainment' (Classic CD)

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 1991.

This collection of 20th century American compositions for brass ensemble features as its title track Charles Ives' eerie From the Steeples to the Mountains -- a chamber piece that attempts to re-create the outdoor sound of church bells echoing in the mountains. It is a truly exhilarating piece. Apart from the Ives pieces and Carl Ruggles' Angels, the music on this recording uses pleasant (if not always traditional) tonal systems. Barber's Mutations From Bach plays with passages of Bach's Cantata No. 23 in a 20th century style -- intriguing for those familiar with the original. Henry Cowell's Rondo is fun and rhythmic -- aiding a bit amid the longer-phrased pieces accompanying it. An interesting inclusion is Philip Glass' Brass Sextet -- seldom recorded and deleted by Glass himself from his own works list. A remarkable piece and very different from the work you have come to know from this monumental composer. ~ Mark W. B. Allender



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Works Details

>Ives, Charles : From the Steeples and Mountains for Brass and Bells
  • Performers: Kevin Nutty (Bells); James Holland (Bells); James Holland (Timpani); Terence Emery (Bells); John Chimes (Timpani); John Chimes (Bells); London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Larkin
  • Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1901

>Barber, Samuel : Mutations from Bach's "Christe, du Lamm Gottes"
  • Performers: John Chimes (Timpani); London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Larkin
  • Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 5 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Harris, Roy : Chorale for Organ and Brass
  • Performer: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Larkin
  • Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 12 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Thomson, Virgil : Family Portrait, portraits (5) for horn, 2 trumpets & 2 trombones
  • Performer: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Larkin
  • Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 10 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974

>Cowell, Henry : Grinnel Fanfare
  • Performer: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Larkin
  • Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Cowell, Henry : Tall Tale
  • Performer: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Larkin
  • Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 07/09/1947

>Cowell, Henry : Hymn and Fuguing Tune no 12 for 3 Horns
  • Performers: Dave Lee (Horn); London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble; Richard Clews (Horn); Christopher Larkin (Horn)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 10/1957-01/1958

>Cowell, Henry : Rondo for Brass :: [Unspecified] Rondo
  • Performer: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Larkin
  • Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1932

>Glass, Philip : Sextet for Brass
  • Performer: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Larkin
  • Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 7 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1962-1964

>Ruggles, Carl [Composer] : Angels, for 4 trumpets & 3 trombones
  • Performer: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Larkin
  • Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921-1938

>Carter, Elliott : Fantasy on Purcell's Fantasia on One Note
  • Performer: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Conductor: Christopher Larkin
  • Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 3 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1974

>Ives, Charles : Processional "Let there be light" :: Let There Be Light (II), for male chorus & 2 organs (or 2 string groups), S. 176/1 (K.
  • Performers: James McLeod (Violin); London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble; John Ronayne (Violin); Roy Gillard (Violin); Sidney Sax (Violin)
  • Conductor: Christopher Larkin
  • Ensemble: London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble
  • Running Time: 2 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907