New Dimensions – Freiburg Trumpet Ensemble

New Dimensions – Freiburg Trumpet Ensemble
Catalog number: 366


01 Preludio No. II
comp: Frank Campo
02 Reflections - Mvt 1. No. 1
comp: Frank Campo
03 Reflections - Mvt 2 .No. 2
04 Hurry Up
comp: Anthony Plog
05 The Bells - Mvt 1. No. 1
comp: Anthony Plog
06 The Bells - Mvt 2. No. 2
07 The Bells - Mvt 3. No. 3
08 The Bells - Mvt 4. No. 4
09 Piece'a Brevis
comp: Douglas Lowry
10 Blue Mazda - Mvt 1. Introduction
comp: Douglas Lowry
11 Blue Mazda - Mvt 2. The Market of My Own Expectations
12 Blue Mazda - Mvt 3. Chivalry
13 Blue Mazda - Mvt 4. Great Haste
14 Blue Mazda - Mvt 5. Is There A Good Chance
15 Blue Mazda - Mvt 6. Marching to Hysteria
16 Blue Mazda - Mvt 7. Everthing's Balmy Lament
17 Blue Mazda - Mvt 8. The Blue Mazda
18 Blue Mazda - Mvt 9. Appropriate Expressions
19 Wisp
comp: Henry Wolking
20 Jazz Suite - Mvt 1. Spring For Joy
comp: Henry Wolking
21 Jazz Suite - Mvt 2. Georgia Variations
22 Jazz Suite - Mvt 3. What Fantasy
23 Jazz Suite - Mvt 4. Jazz Waltz

Composers have never really thought of the trumpet ensemble as a viable setting for chamber music. Although several major composers such as Igor Stravinsky and Benjamin Britten have written short fanfares for two and three trumpets respectively, in general serious composers of today turn their attention to other chamber music venues for their expressive and creative output. This is unfortunate, because the trumpet ensemble of today is capable of many different forms of expression, ranging from typical fanfare-like postures to impressionistic and even atmospheric moods.

The four main pieces on this album were written specifically for this compact disc, and vividly demonstrate the wide variety of writing that is possible for the trumpet ensemble. In addition to these four pieces, each composer has written a short prelude, each with a different mute, further demonstrating the inherent possibilities of the ensemble.

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