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Music for Brass Quintet

Music for Brass Quintet

Recorded in stereo in 1965 in New York by The American Brass Quintet, Music for Brass Quintet features two trumpets, tenor and bass trombones, and French horn performing seven chamber music compositions dating from the mid-15th to the mid-20th century. This inaugural recording by the Quintet was followed in 1967 by Music of the Renaissance and Baroque, also on Folkways. The Quintet celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2010. The liner notes include thumbnail biographies of the five instrumentalists and brief descriptions of each of the seven chamber music pieces.

Track Listing

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Vive le Roi (Long Live the King) - Josquin des Pres The American Brass Quintet 1:29
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Canzona La Spiritata - Giovanni Gabrieli The American Brass Quintet 2:32
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Desperavi (I Have Despaired) - Michael East The American Brass Quintet 4:03
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Triptych for Brass Quintet: Rotational Games: Scherzo - Charles Whittenberg The American Brass Quintet 5:34
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Triptych for Brass Quintet: Sustenuto / Canonic Fanfares (medley) (Elegy in Memory of Anton Webern, 1883-1945) - Charles Whittenberg The American Brass Quintet 9:58
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Contrapunctus Number Three (from The Art of Fugue) - Johann Sebastian Bach The American Brass Quintet 4:06
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Brass Quartet: Fantasia / Arioso / Toccata (medley) - Ulysses Kay The American Brass Quintet 8:35
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Suite of Elizabethan Dances (from Pavans, Galliards, Almains and Other Short Aeirs, London 1599): The Honie-Suckle 203 / Muy Linda / The Fairie Round / Pavana Ploravit / Wanton / The Night Watch (medley) The American Brass Quintet 8:49
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