A DELIGHT to listen to!

Jack E

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Just listening to a CD called 'Baroque Brass', featuring The Canadian Brass, and the English Chamber Orchestra Brass (on RCA Victor, see below).

Canadian Brass playing Bach's fugue, "Gigue" - pure musical poetry - I'm lost in admiration for both composer and players. :):):)

RCA Victor 09026-61852-2
 

John Brooks

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Totally agree Jack. Because of my location, I've been privileged to hear Canadian Brass live many times over the years, including an early concert in a little town called Tilsonburg in Ontario before they became famous. They are a quality group. You may be interested in knowing that the tuba player, Charles Daelenbach, is the only remaining "original" still playing with the group.
 

Jack E

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Totally agree Jack. Because of my location, I've been privileged to hear Canadian Brass live many times over the years, including an early concert in a little town called Tilsonburg in Ontario before they became famous. They are a quality group. You may be interested in knowing that the tuba player, Charles Daelenbach, is the only remaining "original" still playing with the group.
Hearing them live? That must have been quite something, John! I vividly remember hearing the Fairey Engineering Band playing the 'Poet and Peasant' in the Opera House in Buxton; good as they are on record, they just about blew the roof off the place with the finale . . . one of those events that stick in your mind for good, and no mistake.

With best regards,
Jack
 

Mello

Active Member
Hearing them live? That must have been quite something, John! I vividly remember hearing the Fairey Engineering Band playing the 'Poet and Peasant' in the Opera House in Buxton; good as they are on record, they just about blew the roof off the place with the finale . . . one of those events that stick in your mind for good, and no mistake.

With best regards,
Jack
Hearing them live? That must have been quite something.Too true it was ....... I had the good fortune of organising the Canadian Brass group UK work for a number of years as promotions manager of Yamaha UK. That meant driving them around the country...booking hotels ...organising meals etc...and lots of socialising.
Became good friends with them all and obviously heard them live on every gig.
We had some scrapes such as instruments not arriving on their plane 3 hrs before a performance.....also some heartwarming moments. and lots of fun ..
A really great period in my life. One learns a lot working with those guys. I still watch their Xmas pageant video they gave me...it never loses its appeal and charm .
 
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