Anthony DiLorenzo, Fire Dance
Michale Kamen, Quintet
Ingolf Dahl, Music for Brass Instruments
J. S. Bach, My Spirit Be Joyful
Joseph Brackett, Simple Gifts
Enrique Crespo, 3 Spirituals
Albert von Tizler, Take Me Out to the Ballgame
There’s nothing like the sound of a brass quintet to get your pulse pumping! From a show-stopper like Fire Dance by Emmy Award-winner Anthony DiLorenzo to the unofficial anthem of baseball—it’s all in there. But this Brass Summit isn’t without its spiritual moments, such as the serene Shaker dancing song, “Simple Gifts” (you know it from Copland’s Appalachian Spring) and Bach’s “My Spirit, Be Joyful.” And we add bass trombone to create a brass sextet for Dahl’s biggest hit, Music for Brass Instruments, called “the most outstanding work in the brass repertory” (~ Julian Menken, founder of the New York Brass Ensemble).