Chesapeake: the Music of David Sampson – American Brass Quintet

Chesapeake: the Music of David Sampson – American Brass Quintet
Catalog number: 639


01 Breakaway - Mvt. 1. Carving the Stone
comp: David Sampson
02 Breakaway - Mvt. 2. A Single Shot; Prayers and Chants
03 Breakaway - Mvt. 3. Awakening
04 Powell Trio - Mvt. 1. Flow
comp: David Sampson
05 Powell Trio - Mvt. 2. Stillwater
06 Powell Trio - Mvt. 3. Eddies
07 Three Sides - Mvt. I
comp: David Sampson
08 Three Sides - Mvt. II
09 Three Sides - Mvt. III
10 Just Keep Moving - Mvt. 1. Just Keep Moving
11 Just Keep Moving - Mvt. 2. Looking Back
12 Just Keep Moving - Mvt. 3. Scattered
13 Just Keep Moving - Mvt. 4. Cleaning House
14 Chesapeake - Mvt. 1. Morning in Annapolis - Setting Sail
comp: David Sampson
15 Chesapeake - Mvt. 2. Full and By
16 Chesapeake - Mvt. 3. Bloody Point
17 Chesapeake - Mvt. 4. St. Michaels - Crab Claw

Chesapeake began with David Sampson’s desire to write for the members of the American Brass Quintet as individuals, and to create a recording that would stand on its own as a full recital. As a composer, this meant that the series of works had to have a flow of distinctiveness yet be connected by an innate style, and thus the music is conceived as one extended composition. Sampson (b. 1951 Charlottesville, Virginia) belongs to a small group of contemporary composers who have followed an autonomous path to success, recognition and, most importantly, the admiration and respect of the musicians performing and championing their work. Eschewing prescribed late 20th-century paths to success has led Sampson on an uncommon, richly rewarding avenue refreshingly individual in many aspects.

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