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The Lighter Side - Philip Jones Brass Ensemble (brass ensemble)
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  1. Water Music Suite No. 1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Allegro
  2. Bourrée fantasque, for piano (also for orchestra)
  3. The Cuckoo, Swiss melodies for brass
  4. Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 119 (113): Golliwog's Cake-Walk
  5. Gladiolus Rag, for piano
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  1. Water Music Suite No. 1 for orchestra in F major, HWV 348: Allegro
  2. Bourrée fantasque, for piano (also for orchestra)
  3. The Cuckoo, Swiss melodies for brass
  4. Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 119 (113): Golliwog's Cake-Walk
  5. Gladiolus Rag, for piano
  6. Jalousie (Jealousy), tango for orchestra
  7. Csárdás, for violin & orchestra
  8. Carnival of the Animals, zoological fantasy for 2 pianos & ensemble
  9. The Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary) for brass, winds & percussion (or keyboard or trumpet & organ) in D major
  10. Of Knights and Castles, for brass ensemble
  11. Le Bateau sur Léman, for brass ensemble
  12. Blues March, for brass band
  13. Brass Cats (4) for brass ensemble
  14. West Side Story, musical: Prologue
  15. Something's coming, song (from "West Side Story")
  16. West Side Story, musical: Mambo
  17. West Side Story, musical: Cha-Cha, Scherzo
  18. America, song (from "West Side Story")
  19. West Side Story, musical: Cool-Fugue
  20. West Side Story, musical: Finale
  21. Variations on "Carnival of Venice," for brass ensemble
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With The Lighter Side, the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble presents an attractive and eclectic collection of music ranging from staples of the classical repertoire to popular pieces. Despite the huge stylistic range of the pieces performed, this album takes the listener on a pleasant journey through familiar and beguiling soundscapes. In this recording, PJBE cultivates a characteristic style: energetic, light, elegant, and playful with a light touch of irony. While this style may not be quite suitable for the Allegro from ...

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