Over the years Canadian Brass has performed and recorded with the worlds most incredible ensembles. This assortment of recordings represents a few of those collaborations.
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:1. Little Fugue in G Minor (Bach/Romm) 2. Celebration (Foss) 3. Tribute to Lennon and McCartney [Penny Lane; Blackbird; Come Together] (arr. Dedrick) 4. Classical Duke [Harlem Sunday Morning; Cotton Tail; Sophisticated Lady; It Don't Mean a Thing] (arr. Henderson) 5. Mostly Fats [Looking Good, Feeling Bad; Handful of Keys] (Waller/Henderson) 6. Saints' Hallelujah (Handel/Henderson)
GABRIEL FOR BRASS - On this recording, Canadian Brass joins forces with members of the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra to perform works of Gabrieli along with compositions of Heinrich Schutz, Orlando di Lasso and Claudio Monteverdi. The pieces include: Giovanni Gabrieli 1. Canzon per sonar septimi et octavi toni a 12 2. Sonata octavi toni 3. Sonata pian'e forte 4. Kyrie eleison 5. Jubilate Deo 6. Glora: Et in terra pax / Heinrich Schutz 7. Domine labia mea aperies / Andrea Gabrieli 8. Credo / Heinrich Schutz 9. Jubilate Deo / Giovanni Gabrieli 10. Sanctus / Orlando di Lasso 11. Cum rides mihi 12. Data est de lachrymis mihi voluptas / Giovanni Gabrieli 13. Santus VI: Hosanna in excelsis / Claudio Monteverdi 14. Agnus Dei / Giovanni Gabrieli 15. Sonata XIII 16. Hodie completi sunt 17. Canzon No. 28 / Claudio Monteverdi 18. E questa vita 19. Canzon in echo duodecimi toni
CONCERT BAND ESSENTIALS - Band Tradition In past centuries virtually every North American city and small town had its own town band. It was natural for bands to become a feature of American public education, allowing millions of school children to experience the joy of wind band music and performance. The members of the Canadian Brass are inheritors of this band tradition, each having gotten his own start in school music programs. The Brass have of course retained their love of the wind band medium and under Chuck Daellenbach’s direction created a large repertoire of Wind Band music based on their best known brass compositions and arrangements. With the insightful help of the band division at Hal Leonard Music Publishing Corp. This CD is effectively a “best of” collection of great Canadian Brass music titles. The Band Canadian Brass gathered their friends and colleagues around them in the MacMillan Theatre of the University of Toronto to create this disc. Toronto is known for fine wind players and many of the participants performing alongside the brass are onetime students of Brass. In fact, the music was conducted by one of Daellenbach’s former students, Dr. Cameron Walter. Titles included are: Just a Closer Walk with Thee • Little Fugue in G Minor • Canzona per Sonare No. 4 • La Virgen de la Macarena • Beale Street Blues • Pachelbel's Canon • Fantasies for Anna (Musette in D Minor; Minuet in G Major; Minuet in D Minor; March) • That's a Plenty • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring • Suite from the Water Music (Allegro; Air; Hornpipe; Allegro Maestro) • Red, White and Brass • Bill Bailey • Nearer My God to Thee • Tuba Tiger Rag • The Saints' Hallelujah.
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 recording. Contents included: MANHATTAN MUSIC BY BRAMWELL TOVEY 1. Theme 2. Variation 1 Listesso tempo 3. Variation 2 4. Variation 3 5. Variation 4 Meno mosso 6. Variation 5 Andate-Piu mosso 7. Variation 6 Presto 8. Variation 7 Largo-Allegretto-Andante 9. Finale Meno-mosso-A tempo. SUITE FROM MASS ARRANGED BY MICHAEL SWEENEY 10. Part One: Alleluia, Sanctus, Agnus Dei 11. Part Two: A Simple Song 12. Part Three: Offeratory, Almighty Father. SHAKER SUITE ARR. RAYBURN WRIGHT 13. Simple Gifts, The Happy Journey, I've Set My Face for Zion's Kingdom. NEW YORK CITYSCAPE BY JEFF TYZIK 14. Ragtime Redux (28th & 5th) 15. Tango 1932 (103rd & Riverside) 16. Traffic Jammin'(Time Square Day & Night) 17. African Dance (Wall Street & East River ca. 1709) 18. Tarantella (Mulberry Street)
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY #5 - Featuring Canadian Brass and members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and New York Philharmonic. Individual Track Details: 1. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven / Length: 34 Minutes 4 Secs. 2. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven / Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 3. Wellington's Victory, Op. 91 "Battle Symphony" by Ludwig van Beethoven / Length: 12 Minutes 9 Secs.