Games for Brass: New Music for Brass Quintet – Western Brass Quintet

Games for Brass: New Music for Brass Quintet – Western Brass Quintet
Catalog number: 536

Tracks:

> 01 Games for Brass - Mvt. 1. Fast Moves
comp: C. Curtis-Smith
> 02 Games for Brass - Mvt. 2. Child's Play
> 03 Games for Brass - Mvt. 3. Charades [Rounds]
> 04 Games for Brass - Mvt. 4. Endgame
> 05 Frame of Mind - Mvt. 1. Flight of thought
comp: Richard Adams
> 06 Frame of Mind - Mvt. 2. Altered State
> 07 Frame of Mind - Mvt. 3. Frenzy
> 08 Pro and Contra Dances - Mvt. 1. Tableau I
comp: Raymon Zupko
> 09 Pro and Contra Dances - Mvt. 2. Tableau II
> 10 Pro and Contra Dances - Mvt. 3. Tableau III
> 11 Landscapes - Mvt. 1. Northern Woods
comp: Karel Husa
> 12 Landscapes - Mvt. 2. Northern Lakes
> 13 Landscapes - Mvt. 3. Voyageurs

Founded in 1966, the Western Brass Quintet is one of the most distinguished brass chamber music ensembles still active in the United States today. The ensemble has performed around the world and in such American venues such as the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.

Committed to promoting the composition of significant works for the brass quintet, the ensemble has premiered numerous works: Welcome to Games for Brass.

The Western Brass Quintet gave unremitting evidence of their individual talents and ensemble training; chords were precisely weighted and registered, instrumental blends were sensitively arranged, and there was rarely a tentatively attacked or released note. –New York Times


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