The Empire Brass
Sleigh Ride: Brass music lends the holidays a special grandeur, and this week the celebrated Empire Brass visits Saint Paul Sunday to help ring in the season. Along with traditional tunes and carols, the quintet will play glorious antiphonal and classical works that evoke the spirit of the time. We'll hear music of Russian composers, including two of Pytor Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Dances, as well as works by Susato, Purcell, Holborne and Albinoni.
MUSIC PLAYED IN THE PROGRAM
Tylman Susato: Dance Bergeret
Sergei Prokofiev: Morning Dance from "Romeo and Juliet"
Sergei Prokofiev: Troika and Sleigh Ride from Lieutenant Kiji Suite
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni: Introduction and Allegro
Henry Purcell: March from the Married Beau
Anonymous: Kesh and Kid on the Mountain
Anthony Holborne: Gigue
Piotr Illych Tchaikovsky: Dance Arabe and Dance Russe
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni: Alleluia
Lowell Mason: Joy to the World
Traditional, English: The First Noël
Traditional, French: Ding Dong Merrily on High!
Traditional, Welsh (tune: Nos Galan): Deck the Halls
Traditional, English: The Holly and the Ivy
Christmas Encore: Jingle Bells / O Come, All Ye Faithful
(All arrangements are by the Empire Brass.)
POSTED BY BILL MCGLAUGHLIN ON DECEMBER 21, 2005
It's the child in us, I think, who responds to holiday music. After all, this is is a holiday which celebrates birth—new life in the dark days of the winter solstice. And Lord knows, we can use a little boost for our spirits along about now. (more)
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