This assortment of Canadian Brass recordings represents a wide variety of styles including the CDs Celebration and Manhattan Music collaborations with the Warsaw Symphony Orchestra and the renowned Eastman Wind Ensemble. Perfect Landing is a recent collection of material featuring classical and latin favorites and of course Wedding Classics which features a large number of Classical titles often performed at wedding ceremonies. More information below.
CELEBRATION - On January 24, 1999, the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Poland vibrated with an unprecedented musical extravaganza as the Canadian Brass and the Warsaw Philharmonic came together in a cultural celebration of the long standing ties that have bound Canada and Poland.This recording commemorates the first visit ever to Poland of a Canadian Prime Minister. Contains: Little Fugue in G Minor (Bach/Romm); Celebration (Foss); Tribute to Lennon and McCartney [Penny Lane; Blackbird; Come Together] (arr. Dedrick); Classical Duke [Harlem Sunday Morning; Cotton Tail; Sophisticated Lady; It Don't Mean a Thing] (arr. Henderson); Mostly Fats [Looking Good, Feeling Bad; Handful of Keys] (Waller/Henderson); Saints' Hallelujah (Handel/Henderson)
MANHATTAN MUSIC - (featuring Canadian Brass with the Eastman Wind Ensemble) The world's favorite brass quintet joins forces with one of North America's most heralded wind ensembles on this fantastic new CD. Titles include; MANHATTAN MUSIC BY BRAMWELL TOVEY (9 movements); SUITE FROM MASS ARRANGED BY MICHAEL SWEENEY (Part One: Alleluia, Sanctus, Agnus Dei; Part Two: A Simple Song; Part Three: Offertory, Almighty Father; SHAKER SUITE ARR. RAYBURN WRIGHT Simple Gifts; The Happy Journey; I've Set My Face for Zion's Kingdom; NEW YORK CITYSCAPE BY JEFF TYZIK Ragtime Redux (28th & 5th); Tango 1932 (103rd & Riverside); Traffic Jammin'(Time Square Day & Night); African Dance (Wall Street & East River ca. 1709); Tarantella (Mulberry Street).
PERFECT LANDING - To effect a PERFECT LANDING all systems must be operating at one hundred percent efficiency -- and that is where Canadian Brass finds itself today. As a follow up to their best selling TAKES FLIGHT recording, Canadian Brass has once again expanded the repertoire for the Brass Quintet! Due to the dedication of countless people throughout the incredible Canadian Brass journey -- players, writers, managers, concert presenters, instrument designers, music education specialists, support staff and of course, family -- Canadian Brass now enjoys a leadership role in the chamber music world once dominated by only the finest string quartets. Meanwhile the Brass routinely meets receptive audiences more typically witnessed in pop culture. This disc represents a celebration of this PERFECT LANDING for the entire CB community. Titles include: Perfect Landing (based on Brandenburg Concerto #5); Brandenburg Concerto #2. Third Movement; Mozart Spring Quartet, K. 387; Dixie Bach (Luther Henderson); Vals Peruano (Enrique Crespo/Lydke Musikverlag); White Rose (Caleb Hudson); Muy Linda (John Holborne/WF Mills); Cool Bach (Luther Henderson); Granada (Augustin Lara/Don Bagley); Shalom aleichem (Traditional/Boris Pigovat); Bebop Bach (Luther Henderson); El Relicario (Jose Padilla/Don Bagley); Recuerdos de la Alhambra; Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor.
WEDDING CLASSICS - This CD release from Canadian Brass offers an all-inclusive musical package to accompany that special day. With wedding classics set out for each part of the ceremony, Wedding Essentials makes for a perfect resource for a bride & groom to be, or a thoughtful gift for someone seeking an element of timeless class for their wedding day. Titles included: Air (from “Water Music”) - Händel; Largo (from “Xerxes”) - Händel; Prayer (from “Hansel and Gretel”) - Humperdinck; Air on the G String (from “Suite No. 3”) - Bach; Canon - Pachelbel; Fanfare (from “Orfeo”) - Monteverdi; Trumpet Tune and Ayre - Purcell; Trumpet Voluntary - Stanley; Albason Fanfare - Reiche; Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke; Bridal Chorus (from “Lohengrin”) - Wagner; Wedding March - Mendelssohn; Rondeau - Mouret; We Hasten With Eager Footsteps -Bach; Where E’er You Walk - Händel; Amazing Grace - Traditional American; Suite in Five Parts - Pergolesi.