This recording, performed by Septura, a group made up of virtuoso orchestral brass players, explores works by nineteenth-century composers Mendelssohn, Brahms, Bruckner and Schumann, arranged for brass septet.
Month: May 2015
Sanctuary (Volume II)
The second volume in a set of recordings by Boscombe Band (Bandmaster Dr. Howard J. Evans) of devotional selections from various eras of Salvation Army brass band repertoire.
Nocturne and Dance
For euphonium and piano, this work, commissioned by David Childs, explores the interaction between the two instruments through a dream-like Nocturne and a rhythmic Dance.
Written for virtuoso David Childs by Alan E. Williams, this euphonium solo with piano accompaniment is a kind of collision between rhythms inspired by Bartók and Stravinsky and a funk-fusion feel in the middle section.
This innovative work for solo euphonium and tape (digital playback), composed by Deri Roberts, is based on the idea of a performer practicing in an empty hall, beginning and ending with the instrument in its case.
Ministry Weekend in Southeastern Virginia
The National Capital Band (Bandmaster Dr. Steve Kellner) traveled to the southeastern Virginia city of Suffolk for a ministry weekend, 11 – 12 April 2015.
Recording Sessions in Toronto
In April 2015, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) once again held recording sessions at St. Anne’s Anglican Church in Toronto. The band will be releasing a new Christmas recording, entitled “Fanfare and Celebration for the Birth”, later in the year.
Premier Brass Tenth Edition
The weekend of 18 – 29 March 2015 saw the tenth edition of the Premier Brass concert series held by the Amsterdam Staff Band (Bandmaster Olaf Ritman). The guest band this year was Spijkerpakkenband and the guest soloist was bass trombonist Brandt Attema.
Analyse and Interpret
This work for unaccompanied solo euphonium is written without bar lines and without any performance instructions. The intention of composer Paul McGhee is to give the performer as much musical freedom as possible, as indicated by the title of the piece.
Tiamat is an exploratory programmatic work for solo euphonium and brass quintet, based on a legendary five-headed dragon. Each instrument in the quintet represents one of the heads, with a distinctive theme describing its properties and effects, and the solo euphonium takes the role of the hero of the tale.