The Best of Spanish Brass

Spanish Brass
2-CD set
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"I can not think of a better brass quintet in the whole world..." - Christian Lindberg, trombone player

"Their brilliant technique, their clear and convincing phrases gave their performance a logic and lightness that brought the listener into the music in a relaxed and enjoyable way... A magnificent ensemble!" - Jean-Pierre Mathez, Brass Bulletin

"To listen to a performance of the Spanish Brass is to experience a blend of Latin temperament, brilliant technique and outstanding musicality." - Philip Jones, trumpet player

This 2-CD collection highlights the brilliant virtuosity and range of Spanish Brass (known also by their Spanish name, "Luur Metalls"), one of world's foremost brass quintets.

Since winning First Prize in the 6th "Ville de Narbonne" (France) International Competition for Brass Quintets in 1996, considered the world's most prestigious event of its type, they have performed worldwide and are recognized as one of the most dynamic and established brass ensembles on the international scene.

This 2-CD set features the most popular music in the brass repertoire.

Catalog: MAR 505
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Track Listing

CD 1
1. J.S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Listen)
2. J.B. Cabanilles: Batalla Imperial & J.S. Bach: Concerto in G minor, BWV 1041
3. I. Allegro moderato (Listen)
4. II. Andante
5. III. Allegro assai & Enrique Crespo: Suite Americana No.1
6. Ragtime
7. Bossa Nova
8. Vals Peruano
9. Zamba Gaucha
10. Son de México
11. Manuel de Falla: La Vida Breve (Interludio y Danza)
12. Gerónimo Giménez: La Boda de Luís Alonso (Intermezzo)

Total playing time: 51:46

CD 2
1. Ruperto Chapí : La Revoltosa - Prelude (Listen)
2. Isaac Albéniz: Asturias-Leyenda
3. Isaac Albéniz: Aragón (Listen)
4. Isaac Albéniz: Cádiz
5. Francisco Tárrega: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
6. Agustín Lara: Granada
7. Duke Ellington: Caravan
8. Cançons Populars Valencianes (Trad.)
9. Joaquín Turina: Orgía (Danzas Fantásticas)
10. Lowell Mason: Joy to the World
11. A. Parker & R. Shaw: Fum, Fum, Fum
12. W.A. Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
13. G.F. Handel: Hallelujah

Total playing time: 51:40

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