Brass Trios
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Three stars of the brass world offer exciting repertoire for this ensemble.

Modern brass chamber music is dominated by quintets and the relative scarcity of trio performances is belied by the number of outstanding compositions for that ensemble, some of which are presented on this recording. Worth noting is the daunting challenge inherent in the ensemble itself the transparency of the three voices demands that even secondary lines project with identity and color. When performed on a high level, as on this disc, there is a deeply gratifying intensity to the experience, shared by the listener and the performers.
Contents:
Eric Ewazen, composer
A Philharmonic Fanfare
Univ. of Maryland Brass Trio (Chris Gekker, trumpet, Gregory Miller, French horn, Matthew Guilford, trombone)

Lauren Bernofsky, composer
Trio for Brass
Univ. of Maryland Brass Trio (Chris Gekker, trumpet, Gregory Miller, French horn, Matthew Guilford, trombone)

Anthony Plog, composer
Trio for Brass
Univ. of Maryland Brass Trio (Chris Gekker, trumpet, Gregory Miller, French horn, Matthew Guilford, trombone)

Vaclav Nelhybel, composer
Trio for Brass
Univ. of Maryland Brass Trio (Chris Gekker, trumpet, Gregory Miller, French horn, Matthew Guilford, trombone)

Alan Hovhaness, composer
Three Fantasies for Brass, Op. 70
Univ. of Maryland Brass Trio (Chris Gekker, trumpet, Gregory Miller, French horn, Matthew Guilford, trombone)

David Sampson, composer
Duncan Trio
Univ. of Maryland Brass Trio (Chris Gekker, trumpet, Gregory Miller, French horn, Matthew Guilford, trombone)

Review:
"This anthology of brass trios...is a delightful compilation of ingratiating works, exquisitely performed... There is simply nothing not to like about this CD...the appeal here certainly extends beyond the brass community. Definitely recommended." (Fanfare)

"[The University of Maryland Brass Trio's] excellent musicality and virtuosity are applied to modern compositions that span a wide range of style and color. These...players are all skilled chamber musicians and tackle this difficult genre with enthusiasm and dedication." (American Record Guide)

"Brass Trios has some of the most elegant, suave, and dramatic chamber brass playing this reviewer has heard. Each of the three musicians has virtuosic technique, an incredibly resonant and clear sound, and a wide palette of tone colors." (International Trumpet Guild)
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