For Then and Now – Western Brass Quintet

For Then and Now – Western Brass Quintet
Catalog number: 665


01 For Then and Now
comp: Laurence Bitensky
02 Four Motets: Che se tu se' 'l cor mio
comp: Claudio Monteverdi
03 Four Motets: Cor mio, mentre vi miro
04 Four Motets: Longe da te, cor mio
05 Four Motets: Io mi son giovinetta
06 Brass Quintet: Distant fanfares
comp: Pierre Jalbert
07 Brass Quintet: Concurrence
08 A Flying Circus
comp: David Colson
09 Suite Impromptu: Epithalame
comp: Andre LaFosse
10 Suite Impromptu: Marche
11 Suite Impromptu: Elegie
12 Suite Impromptu: Mouvement
13 Distant Dancing
comp: Richard Peaslee

Founded in 1966, the Western Brass Quintet is one of the oldest and most distinguished brass chamber music ensembles still active in the United States. The ensemble has performed around the world, including concert tours in Russia, Thailand, China, Sweden, Germany, and in prestigious American venues such as the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. The Quintet is a resident faculty ensemble in the School of Music at Western Michigan University. Committed to promoting the composition of significant works for the brass quintet, the ensemble has premiered numerous works including the newly commissioned works on this recording.

Featured Artists
Western Brass Quintet
Scott Thornburg: trumpet
Stephen Jones: trumpet
Lin Foulk: horn
Daniel Mattson: trombone
Jacob Cameron: tuba

Track Listing
BITENSKY: For Then and Now • MONTEVERDI: Four Monteverdi Madrigals • JALBERT: Brass Quintet • COLSON: A Flying Circus • LAFOSSE: Suite Impromptu • PEASLEE: Distant Dancing