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Septura – Music for Brass Septet, Vol. 5 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Septura – Music for Brass Septet, Vol. 5 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:02:15 minutes | 1,03 GB | Genre: Classical
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Septura turn to one of the most groundbreaking periods of music history: France at the outset of the 20th century. In this fertile compositional field solo brass instruments flourished, but the chamber music landscape was barren. And so the group re-imagine works by the three composers who defined France’s unique musical direction: Fauré, Debussy and Ravel. Conjuring the full kaleidoscope of colours possible from seven brass instruments, they trace the origins of Impressionism, from Fauré’s masterful mélodies through to the iconic piano works of Debussy and Ravel.

The music of the London-based brass septet Septura stands apart from that of other brass ensembles on the scene. The existing repertory for brass septet is small, but Septura is neither trying to cover that repertory nor to offer the usual brass ensemble mix of Renaissance polyphony and contemporary pieces. Instead, they aim to create a large body of arrangements for brass septet of music from various periods and of various kinds. The larger size of the ensemble, as compared to a quintet, and the arranging contributions of several members of the group contribute to the necessary flexibility, and several of Septura’s numbered series of releases on Naxos are highly recommended. This fifth volume is one of the strongest, filled with songs and orchestral pieces that one would not immediately associate with a brass ensemble, and the fun is in seeing how the arrangers do it. Try out the set of Mélodies by Fauré, where the straightforward melody lines are deployed in various ways within the group. On top of this you will find the considerable chops of the players, capable of executing the ornamented lines that stand in for orchestral textures. A good studio recording would have been preferable to the mushy church sound here, but this recording offers both fun and artistry at a very high level.

Tracklist:
1. Ma mère l’Oye Suite, M. 60 (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet): I. Pavane de la belle au bois dormant (01:36)
2. Ma mère l’Oye Suite, M. 60 (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet): II. Le petit poucet (03:02)
3. Ma mère l’Oye Suite, M. 60 (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet): III. Laideronnette, impératrice des pagodes (03:14)
4. Ma mère l’Oye Suite, M. 60 (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet): IV. Les entretiens de la belle et de la bête (03:39)
5. Ma mère l’Oye Suite, M. 60 (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet): V. Le jardin féerique (03:14)
6. Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19 (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet) (05:59)
7. 3 Chansons, M. 69 (Arr. S. Cox for Brass Septet): No. 1, Nicolette (01:43)
8. 3 Chansons, M. 69 (Arr. S. Cox for Brass Septet): No. 2, Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis (02:42)
9. 3 Chansons, M. 69 (Arr. S. Cox for Brass Septet): No. 3, Ronde (01:45)
10. Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1 (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet) (02:48)
11. Le papillon et la fleur, Op. 1 No. 1 (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet) (02:17)
12. Le secret, Op. 23 No. 3 (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet) (02:38)
13. Automne, Op. 18 No. 3 (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet) (02:42)
14. Fleur jetée, Op. 39 No. 2 (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet) (01:37)
15. Les roses d’Ispahan, Op. 39 No. 4 (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet) (03:20)
16. Préludes, Book 1, L. 117 (Excerpts Arr. S. Cox for Brass Septet): No. 6, Des pas sur la neige (03:51)
17. Préludes, Book 1, L. 117 (Excerpts Arr. S. Cox for Brass Septet): No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin (02:21)
18. Préludes, Book 1, L. 117 (Excerpts Arr. S. Cox for Brass Septet): No. 12, Minstrels (02:33)
19. Préludes, Book 2, L. 123 (Excerpts Arr. S. Cox for Brass Septet): No. 6, Général Lavine, eccentric (02:48)
20. Préludes, Book 2, L. 123 (Excerpts Arr. S. Cox for Brass Septet): No. 5, Bruyères (02:43)
21. Préludes, Book 1, L. 117 (Excerpts Arr. S. Cox for Brass Septet): No. 10, La cathédrale engloutie (05:43)

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