Transmogrifying Brass


Cory Band conducted by Philip Harper

World of Brass
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In July 2013, Cory Band took part in the World Music Contest in Kerkrade, Holland. The test piece on that occasion was Goldberg 2012 (Svein H. Giske). Taking J. S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations as a starting point, this is one of the most complicated and detailed scores ever written for brass band. One of the most interesting and original sections of the work is called “Transmogrifying Bach”, where Giske starts with pure Bach but immediately proceeds into pure brass band fantasy. This concept provides the basis for this recording where all of the works make some reference to centuries-old music.


1 The Divine Right (Philip Harper)   17:08
  Trumpet Concerto in E♭ (Joseph Haydn, arr. Frank Wright) Steve Stewart, trumpet  
2       I. Allegro   6:46
3       II. Andante   4:26
4       III. Allegro   5:15
5 Tallis Variations (Philip Sparke)   14:43
6 Goldberg 2012 (Svein H. Giske)   21:38