We Need a Little Christmas – Isthmus Brass

We Need a Little Christmas – Isthmus Brass

Label: Summit Records

Catalog number: 737


01 We Need a Little Christmas
comp: Jerry Herman
02 Fantasy De Noël
comp: Traditional
03 Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
comp: J.S. Bach
04 Fum, Fum, Fum
comp: Traditional
05 Russian Christmas Music
comp: Alfred Reed
06 Wexford Carol
comp: Traditional
07 Bugler's Holiday
comp: Leroy Anderson
08 Ave Maria
comp: Franz Biebl
09 Farandollissimo
comp: Georges Bizet
10 A Child is Born
comp: Thad Jones
11 Feliz Navidad
comp: José Feliciano
12 O Holy Night
comp: Adolphe Adam
13 Do You Hear a Little Drummer Boy
comp: Gloria Baker, Katherine Davis
14 Christmas Time is Here
comp: Vince Guaraldi
15 Frosty the Snowman
comp: Jack Rollins
16 What a Wonderful World
comp: Bob Thiele, George Weiss

For their second Christmas recording, the Isthmus Brass offer a diverse program of traditional carols, more contemporary holiday favorites, and works that are in the spirit and festive nature of the season. The arrangements, almost all of which have been created especially for the group by members of the Isthmus Brass, are designed to feature the ensemble and soloists in a rich variety of classical, popular and jazz styles. Experience the merriment, warmth, joy and peace of this time of year with the glorious sounds of music for brass!  When you “need a little Christmas” this collection of favorites, as well as music that may be new to you, answers the call.

Comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premiere large brass ensemble. Established in 2009 (in Madison, Wisconsin).

Conducted by John Stevens!




“The 12-piece, Wisconsin-based Isthmus Brass delivers its second holiday album…Tuba player Mike Forbes and all the other horn players, along with drummer Keith Lienert, are Christmas music connoisseurs with jazz and classical backgrounds.  Serious beauty..sheer fun…thundering Gene Krupa-like drums.”