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Christmas With Septura - Alan Thomas (trumpet); Daniel West (trombone); Huw Morgan (trumpet); Matthew Knight (euphonium); Septura (brass ensemble)
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  1. Das Wort ward Fleisch und wohnet unter uns, motet for 2 sopranos, alto, 2 tenors, bass & continuo, SWV 385 (Op. 11/17)
  2. Christmas Suite, for brass septet (after J.S. Bach)
  3. In the Bleak Midwinter
  4. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming), instrumental arrangements
  5. Choral prelude for organ ("Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen"), Op. posth. 122/8
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  1. Das Wort ward Fleisch und wohnet unter uns, motet for 2 sopranos, alto, 2 tenors, bass & continuo, SWV 385 (Op. 11/17)
  2. Christmas Suite, for brass septet (after J.S. Bach)
  3. In the Bleak Midwinter
  4. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming), instrumental arrangements
  5. Choral prelude for organ ("Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen"), Op. posth. 122/8
  6. Legend (When Jesus Christ was but a child), song for voice & piano or orchestra (16 Children's Songs), Op. 54/5
  7. Carol of the Bells
  8. Christmas Medley, for brass septet (after Peter Warlock)
  9. Canite tuba, motet for 5 voices (from Motets Book II for 5, 6, & 8 voices)
  10. Ave Maria for 5 voices
  11. Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37: I(VI). Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin)
  12. Vespers (All-Night Vigil), for alto, tenor & chorus, Op. 37: II(VII). Slava v vïshnikh Bogu (Glory to God in the Highest)
  13. The Three Kings (Die Könige) ("Three Kings from Persian lands afar")
  14. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: I. The Trumpet Shall Sound
  15. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: II. Worthy is the Lamb
  16. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: III. Amen Chorus
  17. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
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The English brass septet Septura (three trumpets, two trombones, bass trombone, and tuba) has emerged as a worthy successor to the various brass quintets that enjoyed a vogue at the end of the 20th century. Their ensemble work is unimpeachable, but where they break new ground is in their arrangements, which both draw on a slightly wider range of sources than usual and have a more varied selection of textures. The latter is not just a result of the fact that Septura is a septet rather than a quintet, but that it also ...

Christmas With Septura 2016, Naxos

UPC: 747313371976

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