Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Dave Payn

Active Member
On a lunchtime trip to my nearest Virgin Megastore, I noticed that three PJBE compilations, previously available only over the Internet, are now available in the shops. All three are double CD sets, cost £14.99 and are highly recommended! They are:

The Lighter Side
Greatest Hits
20th Century Album

If anyone wishes, I'll forward track listings.

Cheers

DP
 

James Yelland

Active Member
I'd certainly like to know what the tracks are, please. I can't believe that Decca, or whatever mega-conglomeration they are owned by nowadays, have still not re-released all those classic Argo label albums. Half a dozen were re-released on the Marcophon label, of course, but still no sign of Modern Brass, Romantic Brass, Just Brass or even Pictures. Scandalous, really.
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
James Yelland said:
I'd certainly like to know what the tracks are, please. I can't believe that Decca, or whatever mega-conglomeration they are owned by nowadays, have still not re-released all those classic Argo label albums. Half a dozen were re-released on the Marcophon label, of course, but still no sign of Modern Brass, Romantic Brass, Just Brass or even Pictures. Scandalous, really.
Pictures in on the Greatest Hits compilation, though!

Anyway, James; here are the tracks:

LIGHTER SIDE

CD1

Allegro From Water Music - Suite No. 1 in F HWV348 (Handel)
arr. Elgar Howarth

Bourrée Fantasque (Chabrier) arr. John Iveson

The Cuckoo (Traditional)
arr. Elgar Howarth

Golliwog's Cake-Walk
From Children's Corner (Debussy)
arr. Geoffrey Emerson

Gladiolus Rag (Joplin)
arr. John Iveson

Jalousie (Tango Tzigane) (Gade)
Arr. John Iveson

Czárdas No. 1 (Monti)
arr. Ifor James

Carnival of the Animals (Saint-Saëns) arr. Peter Reeve

Disc 2
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke, J) arr. Elgar Howarth

Divertimento (Premru, R)

Kraken From Four Brass Cats (Hazell)

Black Sam From Four Brass Cats (Hazell)

Borage From Four Brass Cats (Hazell)

Mr. Jums From Four Brass Cats (Hazell)

West Side Story Suite (Bernstein arr. Crees)

The Carnival of Venice (Traditional) arr. Elgar Howarth


20th CENTURY ALBUM

Disc 1
1. Processional Fanfare, for brass
Composed by Elgar Howarth

2. Fanfares for Britannicus Prelude
Composed by Andre Jolivet

3. Fanfare No.1, for 4 horns, 3 trumpets & 3 trombones
Composed by Michael Tippett

4. Ceremonial Fanfare, for brass ensemble
Composed by Aaron Copland

5. The Cenci, opera Fanfare
Composed by Havergal Brian

6. Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury,
Composed by Benjamin Britten

7. Suite for brass septet
Composed by Stephen Dodgson

8. Divertimento, for brass sextet
Composed by Leonard Salzedo

9. Fanfare for brass quintet
Composed by Richard Rodney Bennett

10. Four Outings for Brass
Composed by Andre Previn

11. Sonata for horn, trumpet & trombone, FP 33
Composed by Francis Poulenc

12. Symphony for brass & percussion, Op 16
Composed by Gunther Schuller

Disc 2
13. Festfanfare, for brass
Composed by Alfred Uhl

14. Sokol Fanfare from Sinfonietta for brass & timpani
Composed by Leos Janacek

15. Fanfare for the Lord Mayor of London, for brass and percussion
Composed by Arthur Bliss

16. Fanfares Liturgiques for brass ensemble Procession du Vendredi-Saint
Composed by Henri Tomasi

17. The Eagle Has Two Heads, incidental music, for brass & percussion
Composed by Benjamin Britten

18. Symphony for brass instruments, Op. 123
Composed by Malcolm (Sir) Arnold

19. Morgenmusik, for brass ensemble (from Plöner Musiktag)
Composed by Paul Hindemith

20. Kleine Dreigroschenmusik,
Composed by Kurt Weill

GREATEST HITS

1.The Earle of Oxford's Marche,
William Byrd arr. Elgar Howarth

2. Renaissance Dance Suite
Tylman Susato arr. John Iveson

3. Galliard Battaglia for brass ensemble ("Battle Suite")
Samuel Scheidt ed. Philip Jones

4. Pavane
John Bull arr. Howarth

5. The King's Hunting Jigg
John Bull arr. Howarth

6. Greensleeves
arr. Howarth

7. Brass Quintet, No 1 in B flat, Op 5
Victor Ewald

8. Fanfare "Narcisse"
Andre Jolivet

9. Sonatina for brass quintet
Eugene Bozza

10. Quintet for 2 trumpets, horn, trombone & tuba, Op 73
Malcolm Arnold

11. Spitfire Prelude & Fugue
William Walton arr. Howarth

Disc 2
12. Fanfare for the Common Man
Aaron Copland

13. Etude characteristique No. 1
Jean-Baptiste Arban arr. Howarth


14. The Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Tchaikovsky arr. John Fletcher


15. Pieces (4) for Brass Quintet
Ludwig Maurer

16. Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik"), K. 525
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arr. John Fletcher

17. The Ragtime Dance,
Scott Joplin arr. Iveson

18. Frère Jacques
French Traditional arr. Iveson

19. The Easy Winners,
Scott Joplin arr. Iveson

20. Le petit nègre,
Claude Debussy arr. Geoffrey Emerson

21. Song without Words for piano No. 45 in C major ("Kinderstück"), Op. 102/3
Felix Mendelssohn arr. Alan Civil

22. Humoresque No. 7
Antonin Dvorak arr. Chris Hazell

23. Borage
Chris Hazell

24. Tico, tico
Zequinha de Abreu arr. Iveson

25. Péri, La, ballet Fanfare
Composed by Paul Dukas

26. Fanfare from Festmusik der Stadt Wien, for brass & timpani, AV 133 Richard Strauss arr. Geoffrey Emerson

27. Pictures at an Exhibition
Modest Mussorgsky arr. Elgar Howarth
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
And out of all these three compilations, my own personal favourite is the Previn FourOutings, which I didn't know before I bought this compilation off the net some months back. Worth hearing alone just to hear John Fletcher in astonishing (even by his standards) form....
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
WorldofBrass.com said:
Dave Payn said:
Pictures in on the Greatest Hits compilation, though!
What? All of it?
If so, I'm out of here and off to find a Virgin!
Yup, all of it! All 35 mins! Probably in a (big) HMV too

It was actually released on a CD some years ago, coupled with the Peter Reeve arrangement of Carnival of the Animals but ut wasn't long before it was deleted!
 

Straightmute

Active Member
Lots of great stuff there. My favourite (for all the wrong nostalgic reasons) is still the old 'Brass in Switzerland LP' which gave rise to Berne Patrol, Lucerne Song, the Old Chalet, The Cuckoo, the Music Hall Suite etc. etc. etc.

Will never forget the first time I heard the old PJBE quintet: Howarth, Jones, James, Iveson and Fletch at the Lancaster University Summer School's opening night party. They blew my mind then - one of those all too rare life-changing experiences - with their classy musicianship.

Off to find a Virgin...

D
 

neiltwist

Active Member
firstly, beurgh!

secondly, I bet they don't have it in my hmv, may have to try the trafford centre though.
 
Dave Payn said:
On a lunchtime trip to my nearest Virgin Megastore, I noticed that three PJBE compilations, previously available only over the Internet, are now available in the shops. All three are double CD sets, cost £14.99 and are highly recommended! They are:

The Lighter Side
Greatest Hits
20th Century Album
They're all £1 cheaper than in the store on the Virgin Megastore website and with free postage! (Only £13.99)
Search on Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and you should find them;
http://www.virginmegastores.co.uk/pws/GetHomePage.vms

Also shown is another compilation called Music for the Royal Court.

I received my monthly magazine from Britannia Music today and they're selling them for £16.99 with postage on top!
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
carlwoodman said:
Dave Payn said:
On a lunchtime trip to my nearest Virgin Megastore, I noticed that three PJBE compilations, previously available only over the Internet, are now available in the shops. All three are double CD sets, cost £14.99 and are highly recommended! They are:

The Lighter Side
Greatest Hits
20th Century Album
They're all £1 cheaper than in the store on the Virgin Megastore website and with free postage! (Only £13.99)
Search on Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and you should find them;
http://www.virginmegastores.co.uk/pws/GetHomePage.vms

Also shown is another compilation called Music for the Royal Court.

I received my monthly magazine from Britannia Music today and they're selling them for £16.99 with postage on top!
I do believe Music from the Royal Courts compilation is in there but having previously bought that, it should be noted that some of the tracks are played by the London Festival Brass Ensemble (I believe it was the only recording they ever made - in 1970 or 1971 and the line up, if I remember rightly, wasn't too dis-similar to the PJBE in those days - no Philip Jones, though.)
 
Ordered a copy of Greatest Hits on Friday night and it was on my desk waiting for me this morning.
Cracking typo on the Complete Roster where Brass Trombones are sandwiched between Tenor Trombones and Tubas!
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
carlwoodman said:
Ordered a copy of Greatest Hits on Friday night and it was on my desk waiting for me this morning.
Cracking typo on the Complete Roster where Brass Trombones are sandwiched between Tenor Trombones and Tubas!
Could have been worse! They could have referred to the group as the Philip Jones Bras Ensemble! (At least most of the muting would have been 'cups'! ;-))
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Dave Payn said:
carlwoodman said:
Dave Payn said:
On a lunchtime trip to my nearest Virgin Megastore, I noticed that three PJBE compilations, previously available only over the Internet, are now available in the shops. All three are double CD sets, cost £14.99 and are highly recommended! They are:

The Lighter Side
Greatest Hits
20th Century Album
They're all £1 cheaper than in the store on the Virgin Megastore website and with free postage! (Only £13.99)
Search on Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and you should find them;
http://www.virginmegastores.co.uk/pws/GetHomePage.vms

Also shown is another compilation called Music for the Royal Court.

I received my monthly magazine from Britannia Music today and they're selling them for £16.99 with postage on top!
I do believe Music from the Royal Courts compilation is in there but having previously bought that, it should be noted that some of the tracks are played by the London Festival Brass Ensemble (I believe it was the only recording they ever made - in 1970 or 1971 and the line up, if I remember rightly, wasn't too dis-similar to the PJBE in those days - no Philip Jones, though.)
And my searches proved this correct. Music from the Royal Courts is also amongst the PJBE compilations now avaialbe in the shops.

All it needs now is for their Lollipops CD to be re-issued (Londoner in New York, London Miniatures and Fletch playing Flight of the Bumblebee!)

Come to think of it, a fairly comprehensive discography (minus the recent Lighter Side and Royal Courts compilations amongst a few others) are listed here:

http://pjbe.zive.net/disc.html

Well, I reckon that's me up for a BoC award! ;-)
 

James Yelland

Active Member
Dave Payn said:
All it needs now is for their Lollipops CD to be re-issued (Londoner in New York, London Miniatures and Fletch playing Flight of the Bumblebee!)
The Lollipops album has been available on CD for quite some time, in fact, on the Claves label. I bought it at least a year ago. Same goes for the In Switzerland album. I recall that I bought them both on-line from Tower Records.
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
James Yelland said:
Dave Payn said:
All it needs now is for their Lollipops CD to be re-issued (Londoner in New York, London Miniatures and Fletch playing Flight of the Bumblebee!)
The Lollipops album has been available on CD for quite some time, in fact, on the Claves label. I bought it at least a year ago. Same goes for the In Switzerland album. I recall that I bought them both on-line from Tower Records.
Ah, thank you James. I thought they'd both been deleted!

Regards
 
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