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Created in 1970, the venerable quintet hailed by Newsweek as “the high priests of brass” pays its first visit to the Bing with a program devoted to the early days of the American republic. The quintet has dedicated itself to music originally written for brass, also commissioning new chamber works. American Brass is in residence at the Juilliard School and the Aspen Music Festival. 

Program

  • Consort Music of Elizabethan and Jacobean England (edited by Louis Hanzlik)

    Thomas Morley (1557-1603)
    John Dowland (1563-1626)
    John Wilbye (1574-1638)
    William Brade (1560-1630)

  • Music of the Early Republic (Arranged by David Fetter)

    Philip Phile (1734–1793)
    Alexander Reinagle (1756-1809)

  • Three Romances: Steven Franklin (b. 1995)

  • Brass Quintet No. 2 “American”: Kenneth Fuchs (b. 1956)

  • Canons of the 16th Century (Edited by Raymond Mase)

    Josquin des Prés (1440-1521)
    Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1525-1594)
    Johannes Martini (c. 1440-1497)

  • Colchester Fantasy: Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)

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