Canadian Brass began its fantastic musical journey over 30 years ago. This DVD brings together three live concerts performed in three different decades. The Brass combines great artistry and great music with great audiences – and it has always done so with humour and disarming charm. It is live performance that distinguishes Canadian Brass, and it is through live performance that the Brass can be best understood. These three concerts capture the many talents and facets of Canadian Brass.
Amazing Brass Concert (2003)
1. Galliard Battaglia (Scheidt) 2. Toccata & Fugue in D minor (Bach) 3. St. Louis Blues (WC Handy) 4. Quintet (Kamen) 5. Tommy Dorsey Medley 6. Hornsmoke (A Horse Opera by P. Schickele)
On Stage at Wolf Trap (1990)
1. Strike up the Band (Gershwin) 2. Largo Al Factotum (Rossini) 3. Amazing Grace (Henderson) 4. Flight of the Bumblebee (Rimsky-Korsakov) 5. Gilda and the 5 Dukes (Verdi, reworked by L. Henderson)
Live at the Peach Tree Theatre in Atlanta (1985)
1. Just a Closer Walk (Gillis) 2. Carnival of Venice (Cable) 3. Handful of Keys (Henderson) 4. Little Fugue in G minor (Bach) 5. Tribute to the Ballet (Kompanek) 6. Saints Hallelujah (Henderson) 7. Tuba Tiger Rag (Henderson) 8. Boy Mozart (Kompanek)