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Chicago Moves

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Chicago Moves

  • CDR 90000 136
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    • Gaudete (2007) (3:11)

    • JAMES WOODWARD (b. 1978)

      Gaudete (2007) (3:11)

    • I. Moderato (3:45)

    • JOHN CHEETHAM (b. 1939)

      Sonata for Brass Quintet (2008) (12:03)

      I. Moderato (3:45)

    • II. Andante (5:07)

    • II. Andante (5:07)

    • III. Animato (3:05)

    • III. Animato (3:05)

    • A Great Commercial City (2011) (6:01)

    • BRIAN BAXTER (b. 1985)

      A Great Commercial City (2011) (6:01)

    • Helios (2011) (4:27)

    • STACY GARROP (b. 1969)

      Helios (2011) (4:27)

    • I. Bell (3:24)

    • ROB DEEMER (b. 1970)

      Brass (2011) (12:40)

      I. Bell (3:24)

    • II. Mute (4:53)

    • II. Mute (4:53)

    • III. Slide (4:16)

    • III. Slide (4:16)

    • I. Grant Park (3:24)

    • DAVID SAMPSON (b. 1951)

      Chicago Moves (2011) (14:17)

      I. Grant Park (3:24)

    • II. The Spaghetti Bowl (3:37)

    • II. The Spaghetti Bowl (3:37)

    • III. Loop Lament (4:13)

    • III. Loop Lament (4:13)

    • IV. Lake Shore Drive (2:55)

    • IV. Lake Shore Drive (2:55)

    • Copperwave (2006) (9:47)

    • JOAN TOWER (b. 1938)

      Copperwave (2006) (9:47)

Album Description Download Full CD Booklet

Gaudete Brass makes its Cedille Records debut with Chicago Moves, an album of new and diverse American works for brass quintet. All were composed in the last six years, and all but one were written expressly for the Chicago-based ensemble of young brass virtuosos and receive their world-premiere recordings on the new CD.

World premieres include the title work, David Sampson's Chicago Moves (2011), a tribute to the city's multifaceted character through "third stream" classical-meets-jazz melodies atop an almost minimalist groove. Rob Deemer's Brass (2012) explores the rich and varied textures and sounds unique to the brass family of instruments. Brian Baxter's A Great Commercial City, another valentine to Gaudete Brass's hometown, draws its melodic and harmonic content from a mid-19th century folk song praising the fertile farmlands of Illinois. Stacy Garrop's Helios (2011) depicts the classical Greek sun god's blazing journey across the daytime sky and calm, nightly slumber in his golden boat. John Cheetham's Sonata for Brass Quintet (2008), written in the classical sonata form of fast-slow-fast movements, includes solos for each instrument. James Woodward's Gaudete (2007), the quintet's very first commission, conveys the jubilant spirit inherent in the ensemble's name, which comes from the Latin word for "rejoice."

Chicago Moves also includes celebrated composer Joan Tower's Copperwave (2006), a work in which musical ideas move in waves, sometimes to a Latin American-style rhythm.

Founded in 2004, Gaudete Brass is devoted to presenting serious chamber music at the highest level of excellence and encouraging worldwide appreciation of the art of chamber music on brass instruments. Ensemble members are trumpeters Ryan Berndt and Bill Baxtresser, horn player Julia Filson, trombonist Paul Von Hoff, and tuba player Scott Tegge.

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Program Notes

Album Details

Total Time: 63:00

Artist Name(s):
Gaudete Brass

All are World Premiere Recordings except for Tower, which is a premiere in this instrumentation.

Producer: Judith Sherman
Engineer: Bill Maylone
Editing Assistance: Jeanne Velonis
Recorded: February 14–17, 2012, at Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana
Stage Managers: Brian Mast and Brian Wiebe
Front Cover Design: Ryan Berndt
Booklet & Inlay Card Design: Nancy Bieschke

© 2012 Cedille Records/Cedille Chicago

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