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What a Mighty God: Spirituals and Gospels for Christmas
Under the direction of brass icon John Stevens, and comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, Isthmus Brassis Wisconsin s premier large brass ensemble. No church holiday or secular celebration on the planet can hold a candle to Christmas in terms of the amount of music it has inspired. Christians hold their carols dear, singing them year after year, century after century, weaving them into worship and family celebrations. The best loved of these Christmas carols have transcended
Personnel: Milford Graves (percussion); Sonny Morgan (percussion ) .Originally recorded in 1965 and reissued in 2008, MILFORD GRAVES PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE features the free-jazz drummer working with fellow drummer Sunny Morgan as a duo. Graves was known for his command of African and Indian styles, and that influence can be heard here, but it's the free nature of the improvisations that stands out the most. Largely structureless, the pieces on PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE rattle and thump like a trap set thrown down
Harold Farberman conducts the All Star Percussion Ensemble for this recording of music by Bizet, Beethoven, Pachelbel and Berlioz. This is a great CD for any classical music fan and a must buy for anyone at all interested in percussion. Amazing all-percussion arrangements of excerpts from some truly famous works. Mastered using the DXD Digital eXtreme Definition format the sound quality is second to none (playable on all CD players).
This rousing production number features some of the best-known tunes made famous by the Blues Brothers. A great way to provide something a little different and entertaining at your next jazz concert, this medley includes: Everybody Needs Somebody to Love, Soul Man, Soul Finger and I Can't Turn You Loose.
One of the all-time great songs from the Beatles, Yesterday truly has become a modern day standard! This well-scored arrangement for young jazz ensembles features a brief tenor solo, beautiful counterlines, and an overall rich sound that will be impressive in concert or as a change of pace for festival.
Here's the touching ballad from the landmark musical (and recent motion picture) Les Misérables in a nicely paced and solidly scored arrangement for young jazz ensembles. A beautiful change of pace for any occasion.
Michael Mossman uses a moderately fast Afro-Cuban style to craft thissetting of Duke Ellington's lesser-known work. This striking andfresh-sounding chart features tight harmonies and a driving rhythmicgroove along with solo space for trombone, trumpet and your choice ofsax. The unexpected shift in feel for the shout chorus will knock yoursocks off!
Scene Index Side #1 -- 1. I Told Jesus It Would Be All Right if He Changed My Name [5:49]2. Changed Harlem Spiritual Ensemble: Sisters of Freedom -DVD -600554900261 [600554900261 ] Item ID: 600554900261 Scene Index Side #1 -- 1. I Told Jesus It Would Be All Right if He Changed My Name [5:49]2. Changed My Name [:36]3. The Auction [5:26]4. The Good Old Righteous Way [3:37]5. (Narration) [:25]6. Changed My Name (Reprise) Go Down Moses [1:38]7. The Runaway [2:39]8. (Narration) [2:26]9. The Old Ship of Zion
Renaissance Christmas and other Celebratory Music on Original Instruments - Music by Praetorius, Byrd, Franco, Costeley, and many others on voice, viola da braccio, violas da gamba, recorders, sackbutts, krummhorns, racketts, shawms, spinettino, schreierpfeiffen, bagpipes, percussion, and great bass tartold (dragon-shaped rackett.)