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Baroque Music for Brass and Organ
Henry Purcell, Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann
Baroque Music for Brass and Organ
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
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Take a fine organist, a crack brass ensemble, bathe in wide-ranging, vivid sound, and you've got a recipe for an exciting disc. That's what Telarc has done in this recording of a live concert by the Empire Brass Quintet in...  more »

     
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Take a fine organist, a crack brass ensemble, bathe in wide-ranging, vivid sound, and you've got a recipe for an exciting disc. That's what Telarc has done in this recording of a live concert by the Empire Brass Quintet in effective arrangements of Baroque favorites and rarities. It may seem odd to hear a Handel Violin Sonata or a Telemann Trio Sonata played by a brass-organ combo, but it works thanks to clever arrangements and superb playing. A highlight here is the Largo of the Handel work, where marvelous horn and trombone solos enhance its beauties. And of course, such favorites as Jeremiah Clarke's Trumpet Voluntary and the Prince of Denmark's March join Campra's stately Rigaudon and other stirring processional pieces. The SACD version adds another level of air and bite, but the CD layer of this hybrid disc is demonstration quality too. --Dan Davis
 

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Simply very, very good.
Joseph R. Van Buskirk | 51601 | 05/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you like brass and orgen (as you would/could hear in a church ceremony, then this is for you. My wife chose two selections on this disc over 36 years ago, and we love to hear it often. She chose Jeremiah Clarke's two numbers....a funny thing about this...when we were married, the composition was credited to Henry Purcell, not Clarke. This mistake was many years later, proven to be Clarke's work. No matter, as whoever wrote the piece, did a great job."
Baroque Music for Brass and Organ
Leroy Martinson | 08/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It fills a major gap in many collections.
I knew of nothing else comparable."