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PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY LOW BRASS SECTION From the Back Row TROY1003 - Price: $16.99
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A must for anyone who loves the sounds from the back row!

In the far corner of every concert stage, there is an area reserved for the back row of the orchestra. This zone -- between the timpani and the double basses -- is home to the low-brass section, comprised normally of two tenor trombones, a bass trombone and tuba. Although integral to the symphony orchestra, the low-brass section is seldom featured, and this recording is an opportunity for the listener to discover the special sounds and characteristics of this group. This album consists primarily of chamber music, some of which was composed specifically for this instrumental combination. Also featured are innovative arrangements of piano and non-brass chamber music, and short excerpts from the orchestral repertoire. This is the music the PSO members perform on a weekly basis, and which forms the foundation of their approach to sound and ensemble.
Contents:
Arcady Dubensky, composer
Concerto Grosso for Three Trombones & Tuba
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

J.S. Bach, composer
Prelude in B Flat minor, BWV867
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

J.S. Bach, composer
Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV565
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

Claude Debussy, composer
La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

Gabriel Grovlez, composer
Petites Litanies de Jesus
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

Maurice Ravel, composer
Bolero (excerpts)
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

Henri Tomasi, composer
Etre Ou ne pas Etre
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

Joe Sullivan, composer
From the Back Row
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

Anton Bruckner, composer
Symphony No. 7 (excerpt)
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

Anton Bruckner, composer
Tantum Ergo
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

Ludwig Van Beethoven, composer
Adagio cantabile (from Sonata No. 8 in C minor, op. 13)
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

Girolamo Frescobaldi, composer
Toccata
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

Paul Hindemith, composer
Mathis der Mahler (excerpts)
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

Paul Hindemith, composer
Morgenmusik
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

Paul Hindemith, composer
Symphonic Metamorphosis (excerpt)
Pittsburgh Symphony Low Brass Section

Review:
"I'm delighted to report that the whole enterprise...works admirably... These musicians play with the skill, acumen, and sheer musicality of our best brass quartets, once again attesting to the high level of our current American symphony orchestra personnel." (Fanfare)

"This new CD...showcases brass playing at its highest level. ...the ensemble demonstrates world-class balance, blend, and intonation." (International Trombone Association Journal)
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