The legendary brass section of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, long recognised for its power, dynamism and lyricism, takes centre stage in the latest release from the Grammy®-winning CSO Resound label. Cheered for their performances and recordings of Mahler, Bruckner and Strauss, the CSO Brass turns its focus to works by Gabrieli, William Walton and J.S. Bach, as well as symphonic works arranged for brass and percussion by Silvestre Revueltas (Sensemayá) and Prokofi ev (Three Scenes from Romeo and Juliet). Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy, beloved by generations of wind ensemble devotees, is transcribed here in a stunning arrangement by San Francisco Symphony trombonist, Timothy Higgins. Virtuoso arrangements by Joseph Kreines of three scenes from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Walton’s Crown Imperial feature the entire brass ensemble in thrilling fashion.
A musical force in Chicago and around the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is consistently hailed as one of the fi nest international orchestras. Its expansive catalogue of more than 900 recordings has earned 62 Grammy Awards—more than any other orchestra in the world.