For as long as we can remember, the most often received question after a Mainstreet Brass concert has been if we have recorded any of the music we play. We got the message and are pleased to present By Request, our response to all those audience members who have asked us to record our concert repertoire. We hope you enjoy the music presented here. MAINSTREET BRASS formed in 1986, inspired by a musical camaraderie, passion for brass quintet literature and performance and a goal to present interesting and entertaining music to audiences. The quintet has performed for enthusiastic audiences at performing arts festivals, colleges and concert series across the United States and in the United Kingdom. Described as marvelously delightful, magical, balanced and alive and showing exquisite artistry and sonorous magnificence, Mainstreet Brass presents varied repertoire spanning the centuries. It s part of what the ensemble is about flexibility, artistic range, accessibility and reaching out to listeners of all ages. Mainstreet Brass is on the forefront of discovering new repertoire for the brass quintet, actively commissioning unique, accessible arrangements and new literature to enhance concert programs for the enjoyment of its audiences. Reaching out to new audiences is an important part of the Mainstreet Brass mission. The group made a successful concert tour of the United Kingdom in the summer of 2004, performing at Cambridge University, St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Lyonsdown Hall in London and other cathedrals and venues throughout Scotland and Great Britain. In September 2005, the group toured Vermont, performing in a concert series in the Green Mountain State s picturesque Northeast Kingdom as well as at the historic Old First Church in Bennington. In 2007, the quintet helped premiere a series of Christmas programs at Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, which told the story of the Moravians, their rich musical heritage and how they found their way to the wilderness of eastern Pennsylvania in the mid-1700s. The Mainstreet Brass spirit creates a contagious on-stage energy from the opening downbeat to the final chord a memorable experience that s an uplifting, magical escape.