These recordings represent some different styles of Sacred music throughout history. Sacred Brass focuses on the renaissance period while Joyful Sounds and People of Faith feature combinations of brass, choral and organ throughout their selections. Lastly our recording of Wedding Essentials which features brass quintet performances of both classical and sacred pieces appropriate for church. More information below:
SACRED BRASS - A new approach to Renaissance music. Here the brass ensemble doesn't accompany a choir, but voices and brass merge to provide a completely different sound and feeling. Throughout the recording the tuba has been replaced by a cimbasso (valve contrabass trombone) played by Chuck Daellenbach.
Contains: Ascendo ad Patrem (Palestrina); Miserere (Allegri); Io parto e non piu dissi (Gesualdo); Io pur respiro (Gesualdo); Resta di darmi noia (Gesualdo); Moro, lasso (Gesualdo); Exultate Deo (Palestrina); Missa Ascendo ad Patrem (Palestrina)
JOYFUL SOUNDS - A Canadian Brass Vintage Release Featuring Elmer Iseler & The Festival Singers and organist Douglas Haas. Originally released as two LP's: Joyful Sounds, 1973 and Canadian Brass plus Organ, 1977. Selections include: The Heavens Are Telling Benedetto Marcello (arr. Frederic Mills) (Brass & Organ); Fantasie 2:04 Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Frederic Mills) (Solo Brass); Athlanta Toccata 2:10 Aurelio Bonelli (arr. Frederic Mills) (Brass & Organ); Psalm 100 4:45 Heinrich Schütz (arr. Elmer Iseler) (Brass & Choir); Sonata Due 5:50 Johann Pezel (arr. Frederic Mills) (Brass & Organ); Ein Kindelein So Löbelich 4:44 Michael Praetorius (arr. Elmer Iseler) (Brass & Choir); Canzona Prima Toni à 8 3:30 Giovanni Gabrieli (arr. Frederic Mills) (Brass & Organ); Ich Danke Dir 2:44 Heinrich Hartmann (arr. Elmer Iseler) (Brass & Choir); Poëme Héroïque 6:54 Marcel Dupré (arr. Frederic Mills) (Brass & Organ); Mighty King of Miracles 5:54 Sigfrid Karg-Elert (arr. Frederic Mills) (Brass & Organ); Cantate Domino 3:29 Heinrich Schütz (arr. Elmer Iseler) (Brass & Choir); Spiritual Phantasy 8:36 William Schmidt (Brass & Organ)
PEOPLE OF FAITH - Hymns and chorales for brass, choir and organ. Features "Jacob's Ladder", "All Creatures of Our God & King", and newly composed "People of Faith". Features Canadian Brass & the Elmer Iseler Singers and the following selections: Come, Thou Almighty King; O God, Our Help In Ages Past; Come, Thou Fount of Ev'ry Blessing; We Gather Together; People of Faith; Beautiful Saviour; Sheep May Safely Graze; Jacob's Ladder; Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart; Praise to the Lord, the Almighty; How Firm a Foundation; All Creatures of Our God & King.
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.