Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Brass Choir Article

I found a really good article on JSTOR. I would really suggest checking it out.

Free Music

Here is a website that has free brass music that you can download.
Check it out here.

Jazz trumpet transcriptions

Check this out!

Burning River Brass

A brass choir founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1996, the Burning River Brass is a fairly newer group compared to the other ensembles. They have four CD's out all with a number of original works and arrangements.
Highlights include:
Russian Carnival
-complete version of Mussorgky's Pictures at an Exhibition
-Prokofiev March from the Three Oranges
Of Knights and Castles
-Mozart's Queen of the Night Aria
Romanza Espana
-Bizet Carmen (5 mvt)
Check out there website here.

Symphonia Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble

Symphonia is a professional tuba/euphonium ensemble made up of some of the top tuba/euphonium professors players in the world (but mostly in the states). I couldn't find any recordings off of youtube, but there is a couple on their webstie that you can download for free. Some of the works they have done are:
Holst 2nd suite in F
Shostakovich Festive Overture
John Williams March from 1942
Holst Mars from the Planets

Brass Ensemble Websites

I found this website that has 600+ Professional (?) Brass Ensemble websites. It isn't just ensembles in the United States but all over the world.
Check it out here.

Canadian Brass

Another outstanding Brass Quintet that has contributed a lot to the brass quintet world.
Flight of the Bumblebee by Rimsky-Korsakov
Beethoven's 5 Symphony playing with two other brass quintets
Finale from the Firebird played with the Star of Indiana Drum and Bugle Corps