Come hear the Mystic Brass Ensemble

I’m one of seven trumpets (as well as other brass instruments and percussion) playing in the Mystic Brass Ensemble on Sunday, November 11 at 3PM at the First Baptist Church of Arlington (819 Mass. Ave., Arlington, MA). Come hear us! The concert is free, though donations are welcome.

Below is the line up of music, with links to others playing the pieces. The first half of Renaissance music will be antiphonal. That means half our group will be in a choir loft at the front of the church, the other half about 100 feet away in an even higher choir loft at the back of the church. How do we coordinate across this massive distance and still sound amazing? Come and find out!

Once we tire of dazzling you with antiphonal play, we’ll gather up front for the second half for modern pieces. It’ll be heroic and inspiring, because we’re brass (plus percussion).

If you come, please stop by to say hello.

Program

I. The Renaissance

Monteverdi: Toccata from L’Orfeo (as played by Concentus Musicus Wien)

Gabrieli: Canzon Duodecimi Toni (as played by the Empire Brass)

Gabrieli: Canzon Primi Toni (as played by the Philadelphia and Cleveland Brass Ensembles)

Gabrieli: Canzon Octavi Toni (as played by the Philadelphia and Cleveland Brass Ensembles)

Gabrieli: Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2 (as played by the Philadelphia and Cleveland Brass Ensembles)

II. The Modern

Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man (as played by the New York Philharmonic)

Hindemith: Morgenmusik (as played by the Chicago Symphony Brass Ensemble)

Ewazen: I. Andante, Allegro from Symphony in Brass (as played by Summit Brass)

Higgins: Colorado Fanfare (no recording available)

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