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Sydney Brass plays Stanhope.

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Sydney Brass plays Stanhope.

  • Published by Tall Poppies — 2008 [TP199] — 1 CD (76 min.)
  • Purchase Price: $23.00 (Usually ships in 3-4 days) — Add to Cart
  • Library Availability: CD 1918 — Available for loan

Featured Australian works

  Work Composer PerformersDurationMP3
Australian fanfare (1983) for 9 trumpets
Recorded/performed at: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, on 2007.
David Stanhope Sydney Brass 1 mins, 23 sec. Buy as MP3
Ceremonial fanfares (2000) — quintets: horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba
Recorded/performed at: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, on 2007.
David Stanhope Sydney Brass 10 mins, 16 sec. Buy as MP3
Cortettes — quartets: 4 horns
Recorded/performed at: London, on 1974.
David Stanhope David Stanhope 13 mins, 24 sec. Buy as MP3
Endpiece for brass band
Recorded/performed at: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, on 2007.
David Stanhope Sydney Brass, David Stanhope 6 mins, 14 sec. Buy as MP3
Four concert studies — quartets: 4 trombones
Recorded/performed at: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, on 2007.
David Stanhope Sydney Brass 11 mins, 12 sec. Buy as MP3
Hornplayers' retreat and, Pumping song (1979) — octets: 8 horns
Recorded/performed at: Seymour Centre, Sydney
David Stanhope David Stanhope 4 mins, 50 sec. Buy as MP3
Leadsman, a lady and a lord (1984) for brass band
Recorded/performed at: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, on 2007.
David Stanhope Sydney Brass 11 mins, 11 sec. Buy as MP3
Little ripper march for trombone septet
Recorded/performed at: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, on 2007.
David Stanhope Sydney Brass 3 mins, 20 sec. Buy as MP3
Olympic fireworks for brass band
Recorded/performed at: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, on 2007.
David Stanhope Sydney Brass 4 mins, 28 sec. Buy as MP3
Scherzo prestissimo for brass ensemble
Recorded/performed at: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney
David Stanhope David Stanhope 2 mins, 19 sec. Buy as MP3
Three folksongs for brass quintet — quintets: horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba
Recorded/performed at: City Recital Hall, Angel Place, Sydney, on 2007.
David Stanhope Sydney Brass 7 mins, 29 sec. Buy as MP3

Product details

David Stanhope has been writing music for brass ensembles for over 30 years. This music is performed widely and is a favourite of brass players around the world.
Sydney Brass is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary with the release of this recording. It has been performing and promoting brass ensembles in a variety of settings for 50 years, having been established by the Sydney Symphony's long-time, now retired tuba player, Cliff Goodchild. He has passed the reins to his son, trumpeter Paul Goodchild.

An ensemble of the best brass players on the Australian eastern seaboard has been gathered to make this CD, and the performances are "verging on ideal" according to the composer. The recording was made in the clear and supportive acoustic of City Recital Hall in Angel Place, Sydney. The works range from techically terrifying trombone quartets, to fanfares written for and first performed at recent Olympic Games' ceremonies, to large ensemble works involving the addition of percussion. Stanhope's writing for brass is Graingeresque, with an ear for melody and a deftness of writing that really suits brass instruments.

Included as a bonus are some recordings from Stanhope's personal archive in which he multi-tracked (with seriously ancient technology) french horn quartets and octets, many of which have been published and are tackled regularly by horn players round the world. The virtuosity required to perform these works is legendary. To hear Stanhope performing them is an astounding experience.

Duration: 76 min.

Contents note: The Australian fanfare -- Olympic fireworks -- Three folksongs for brass quintet -- Ceremonial fanfares -- Four concert-studies -- A leadsman, a lady & a lord -- The little ripper march -- Endpiece -- Hornplayers' retreat and pumping song -- Cortettes -- Scherzo prestissimo (Borodin/Stanhope).

All works composed by David Stanhope, except 'Scherzo prestissimo' which is arrangement of work by Borodin.


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