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Raymond Mase, trumpet

Chris Gekker, trumpet

David Wakefield, horn

Michael Powell, alto & tenor trombone

John D. Rojak, bass trombone

Guest: Mark Springer, tenor trombone

Summit DCD 181    Distributed by Allegro

Program listing
Tracks 1-4 Elizabethan Dances and Ayres
[ 1:00] Masquing Ayre-John Adson (1580-1640)
[ 1:15] Strike it up Tabor-Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623); A Toy-Anonymous
[ 2:06] Fyre & Lightning-Thomas Morley (1557-1602); Sweet Honey Sucking Bees-John Wilbye (1574-1638)
[ 1:40] Lady Those Eyes-Morley; Strawberry Leaves-Anonymous
Tracks 5-8 Venetian Canzoni
[ 2:05] Canzon 19-Gioseffo Guami (1540-1612)
[ 1:25] Canzon 23-Claudio Merulo (1533-1604)
[ 2:47] Ricercar del sesto tuono-Andrea Gabrieli (1520-1586)
[ 1:38] Canzon 22-Bastiano Chilese (fl. 1600)
Tracks 9-11 Three Madrigals Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
[ 2:32] Si ch'io vorrei morire
[ 2:52] Ah, dolente partita
[ 1:33] Quel augellin che canta
Tracks 11-12 Canzoni e Sonate Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)
[ 3:24] Canzon II
[ 3:03] Canzon III
Tracks 14-16 Fancies on Italian Madrigals
[ 1:19] La Tral-Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
[ 1:47] A mi tirsi-Luca Marenzio (1553-1599)
[ 1:19] Clorinda-Orazio Vecchi (1550-1605)
Tracks 17-21 Suite of Dances
[ 1:24] Intrada-Thomas Simpson (1582-1625)
[ 1:59] Pavane-William Brade (1560-1630)
[ 2:01] Galliards-Simpson; Brade
[ 1:57] Pavane-Simpson
[ 1:09] Galliard-Brade
Tracks 22-26 Fancies
[ 2:17] Fancy 6-John Ward (1571-1638)
[ 2:12] Fancy 3-Anthony Holborne (d. 1602)
[ 2:08] Fancy 5-Giovanni Coperario (1575-1626)
[ 0:47] Solfeggiamento-Gioseppe Giamberti (1600-1662)
[ 2:17] Fancy 6-Coperario

Reviews:

"I wish all brass players would approach Renaissance music with this much imagination and variety, not to mention skill.  This maybe the best recording of its type."  --Barry Kilpatrick, American Record Guide

"This recording is a fine example of the good results that can come from a mix of well-played modern instruments and historically informed ideas of interpretation. . . . consistent excitement and lustre in the playing, which comes as much from the impeccable ensemble work as the virtuosity of the individual playing.   General music lovers as well as lovers of fine brass playing will find much here to enjoy." --Scott Paterson, Classical Music Magazine

Recorded August 1994 in Joan & Irving Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, Colorado

Released 1995   
Musical Editions & Program Note: Raymond Mase
Engineering & Editing: Michael Mermagen
Musical Assistance:  Louis Ranger, Morris Kainuma
Group Photo:  Robert Biddlecome
Graphic & Typography: Tim Fisher, Ralph Sauer
Cover: Netherlandish Proverbs, Pieter Bruegel, 1559
 

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