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Baroque Music for Brass & Organ

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  • Audio CD (July 15 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00009NH8O
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #16,173 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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1. Rondeay From Abdealazer
2. Fantaisie in C Major, BWV 570
3. Allegro
4. Sicilienne
5. Allegro
6. Adagio
7. Allegro
8. Largo
9. Allegro
10. Rigaudon From Idomenee
11. Contrapunctus I From The Art Of Fuge
12. Allegro
13. Fantasia in D Minor
14. Overture And Allegro From King Author
15. March From The Married Beau
16. Allegro
17. Trumpet Voluntary
18. The Prince Of Denmark's March
19. Prelude From Te Deum in D Major
20. Opening Movement From A Mighty Fortess Is Our God, BWV 80

Product Description

Take a fine organist, a crack brass ensemble, bathe in wide-ranging, vivid sound, and you've got a recipe for an exciting disc. That's what Telarc has done in this recording of a live concert by the Empire Brass Quintet in effective arrangements of Baroque favorites and rarities. It may seem odd to hear a Handel Violin Sonata or a Telemann Trio Sonata played by a brass-organ combo, but it works thanks to clever arrangements and superb playing. A highlight here is the Largo of the Handel work, where marvelous horn and trombone solos enhance its beauties. And of course, such favorites as Jeremiah Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary and the Prince of Denmark's March join Campra's stately Rigaudon and other stirring processional pieces. The SACD version adds another level of air and bite, but the CD layer of this hybrid disc is demonstration quality too. --Dan Davis

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By A Customer on May 13 2004
C'mon, it's the Empire Brass! They rock! What's not to like?
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HASH(0xa49736d8) out of 5 stars Simply very, very good. May 20 2009
By Joseph R. Van Buskirk - Published on
If you like brass and orgen (as you would/could hear in a church ceremony, then this is for you. My wife chose two selections on this disc over 36 years ago, and we love to hear it often. She chose Jeremiah Clarke's two numbers....a funny thing about this...when we were married, the composition was credited to Henry Purcell, not Clarke. This mistake was many years later, proven to be Clarke's work. No matter, as whoever wrote the piece, did a great job.
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa4973ae0) out of 5 stars Baroque Music for Brass and Organ Aug. 5 2009
By Leroy Martinson - Published on
It fills a major gap in many collections.
I knew of nothing else comparable.
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HASH(0xa2e20f90) out of 5 stars Amazing recording! March 18 2013
By HarlemSquirrel - Published on
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I am a trombonist and this is a great collection of baroque music. The sound quality is great, and the organ sounds amazing!
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HASH(0xa4973cc0) out of 5 stars Heart-swelling, spirit-lifting. great stuff Jan. 5 2013
By Erdajean - Published on
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A joyful noise in the grandest manner. Bigger-than-life music written for the biggest occasions, gorgeously played. Even the young teen brass-player it was bought to "instruct" loved it, right off, without the sign of an argument. A fine, rare success.
HASH(0xa377d024) out of 5 stars Superb disc for brass + organ lovers or just lovers! April 13 2014
By Joseph Kline PhD, MD - Published on
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After finding Frederick Fennell and his Cleveland (and others) Wind Ensemble, I became an confirmed brass lover. Since I was already a huge admirer of the king of instruments, I naturally ventured out to brass + organ, surely the pinnacle of big sound music. This is one of the finest albums of such for baroque music. It has several attributes that guarantee immense satisfaction. First, the brass ensemble is the Empire Brass Quintet, the leading brass ensemble since the demise of the Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble. Second, William Kuhlman is acknowledged as one of the leading organists in the world. Third, Telarc recorded the album, and they had the highest reputation for vivid recordings. The albums success was a no-brainer!

The individual pieces played here all originate from the Baroque period of classical music, with such names as Bach, Telemann, and Handel. Lesser known by his name than by his famous Trumpet Voluntary is Jeremiah Clarke, the piece long attributed incorrectly to Purcell. Over the last few decades, this piece has probably been played at more weddings than anything else other than the Wedding March from Mendelssohn's Midsummer Night's Dream. Almost as well-known is Clarke's Prince of Denmark's March given a superb performance.

This vividly recorded disc from heaven receives my highest recommendation. Buy it and listen to it with someone you love.