Brass Christmas | Berlin Classics 0300847BC

Brass Christmas

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Label: Berlin Classics

Cat No: 0300847BC

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Christmas

Release Date: 9th December 2016

Contents

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachts-Oratorium), BWV248
» Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen
» Jesus richte mein Beginnen
» Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen
Magnificat in D major, BWV243
» Esurientes implevit bonis

Handel, George Frideric

Messiah, HWV56
» Hallelujah Chorus

Humperdinck, Engelbert

Hansel und Gretel
» Abendsegen 'Abends will ich schlafen gehn'

Reger, Max

Schlaf, mein Kindelein

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

The Nutcracker, op.71
» Arabian dance (Act 2)
» Spanish Dance
» Trepak (Russian Dance) (Act 2)

Traditional

Bereden vag for Herran (Sweden)

Vivaldi, Antonio

Concertos (12), op.3 'L'estro armonico'
» no.3 in G major, RV310
The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni)
» Violin Concerto in F minor, op.8 no.4 R297 'L'inverno'

Artists

German Brass

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Christmas Oratorio (Weihnachts-Oratorium), BWV248
» Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen
» Jesus richte mein Beginnen
» Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen
Magnificat in D major, BWV243
» Esurientes implevit bonis

Handel, George Frideric

Messiah, HWV56
» Hallelujah Chorus

Humperdinck, Engelbert

Hansel und Gretel
» Abendsegen 'Abends will ich schlafen gehn'

Reger, Max

Schlaf, mein Kindelein

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

The Nutcracker, op.71
» Arabian dance (Act 2)
» Spanish Dance
» Trepak (Russian Dance) (Act 2)

Traditional

Bereden vag for Herran (Sweden)

Vivaldi, Antonio

Concertos (12), op.3 'L'estro armonico'
» no.3 in G major, RV310
The Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni)
» Violin Concerto in F minor, op.8 no.4 R297 'L'inverno'

Artists

German Brass

About

Christmas shines in the full golden splendour of brass music. Brass Christmas is the name of the second album by German Brass on Berlin Classics. The name means just what it says – because this is an album of Christmas melodies played on 10 brass instruments. German Brass has been delighting its audience for the past 40 years. The secret of its success is high virtuosity, dazzling musicality and a wealth of wit and charm. There is good reason why the ensemble, consisting of ten brass soloists and college professors, was awarded the ECHO Klassik for 2016.

Brass Christmas encompasses beautiful tunes that put their listeners in a Christmassy mood. From peaceful sounds like the ‘Evening Blessing’ from Engelbert Humperdinck’s opera Hansel and Gretel by way of festive music from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah to the Baroque classics of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, German Brass heralds the Christmas season in its own special way. The works are arranged – as always – by the ensemble members themselves, displaying the typical German Brass sound. And so they awaken one’s appetite for Christmas, for times of quiet reflection and for more music from the brass players. Brass Christmas – the sweetest start to the serenest time of the year.

Those who know German Brass will be aware that they do not limit themselves to classic brass music along the lines of the trumpet fanfare. This is an ensemble which blends great virtuosity and sparkling musicality with more than a dash of wit and charm.

Their concerts are pure entertainment, spanning the genres from pop through classics and jazz to film music. The success of this approach can be judged by the four decades of the ensemble’s history. The musicians – ten soloists and college professors – have always succeeded in creating a completely new sound of their own for each of their projects, reinventing and rediscovering it in every concert and on every recording. German Brass does more than produce a sound, it celebrates that sound and makes it an experience for each new audience.

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