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Judas Maccabaeus: Arm, arm ye brave
Te Deum in D major 'Dettingen', HWV283: Vouchsafe, O Lord
Samson: Honour and arms scorn such a foe
Si, tra i ceppi (from Berenice)
Verdi prati (from Alcina)
O voi, del mio poter (from Orlando)
Sorge infausta una procella (from Orlando)
I rage, I melt, I burn…O ruddier than the cherry (from Acis and Galatea)
O ruddier than the Cherry (from Acis and Galatea)
Semele: Where'er you walk
Alexander's Feast: Revenge, revenge, Timotheus cries
Va tacito e nascosto (from Giulio Cesare)
Frondi tenere e belle ... Ombra mai fù (from Serse)
Messiah: Thus saith the Lord
Messiah: But who may abide
Messiah: Why do the nations so furiously rage together?
Messiah: Behold, I tell you a mystery... The trumpet shall sound
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Victorian Christmas for Brass
Constanze Backes (soprano)
Passion des Cuivres
The wind quintet Passion de Cuivres was formed in 2003 and has already been praised by Nikolaus Harnoncourt for its authentic use of period instruments in reviving this 200-year-old tradition of performing chamber music written for brass ensembles. In general, the music-making of Passion des Cuivres is marked by lighter timbres than those produced by modern instruments.The sound spectrum of the present CD is further extended by the soprano Constanze Backes and by the bells of St Andrew's Church, Sonning near Reading, which have been cast over a period of three centuries, their sounds guaranteeing an atmospheric beginning and end to this musical journey.
In addition to traditional carols by William Sandys (1792-1874), Lewis Henry Redner (1830-1908) and Lowell Mason (1792-1872), justice is done to the high standards of amateur groups in the 19th century by including arrangements of Baroque and Romantic choral numbers by composers as diverse as Purcell, Handel and Mendelssohn. In addition to cornets, horns and trombones, the listener will even hear an ophicleide, a kind of bass horn that was a forerunner of the euphonium.
These spirited and frequently refreshingly witty arrangements of popular and - at least outside the UK - less well-known pieces of music are designed, therefore, to warm the cockles of hearts depressed by the thought of Christmas.
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Nick Byrne - Back from Oblivion
Music played on the Ophicleide
Nick Byrne (ophicleide) & David Miller (piano)
Premier recordings of compositions played on the rare and extremely beautiful Ophicleide, a brass instrument invented in 1821 by the French maker Halary as a lower-pitched extension of the keyed Bugle family. Picture disc and 32-page colour booklet with historical essay and photos.
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