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Christmas with Septura

Septura

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Geistliche Chormusik, Op. 11  
1
No. 17. Das Wort ward Fleisch, SWV 385 (arr. by S. Cox for Brass Septet)
Heinrich Schütz; Simon Cox; Septura
3:12
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248  
2
Part I: Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein (arr. by M. Knight for Brass Septet)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Matthew Knight; Septura
1:08
3
Ich freue mich in dir (arr. by M. Knight for Brass Septet)
Johann Sebastian Bach; Matthew Knight; Septura
4:10
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (Arr. by M. Knight for Brass Septet)  
4
Part I: Wie soll ich dich empfangen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Matthew Knight; Septura
1:27
5
Part VI: Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen
Johann Sebastian Bach; Matthew Knight; Septura
3:08
6
In the Bleak Midwinter (arr. by M. Knight for Brass Septet)
Harold Darke; Matthew Knight; Septura
5:02
7
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (arr. by S. Cox for Brass Septet)
Michael Praetorius; Simon Cox; Septura
2:33
11 Chorale Preludes, Op. 122  
8
No. 8. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (arr. by S. Cox for Brass Septet)
Johannes Brahms; Simon Cox; Septura
2:13
9
The Crown of Roses, Op. 54, No. 5, "Legend" (arr. by S. Cox for Brass Septet)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Simon Cox; Septura
2:32
10
Shchedryk (Epiphany Carol), "Carol of the Bells" (arr. by S. Cox for 3 Trumpets and Valve Trombone)
Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych; Simon Cox; Septura
1:17
Capriol Suite  
11
V. Pied-en-l'air (adap. by A. Carter as Lullaby my Jesus) (arr. by M. Knight for Brass Septet)
Peter Warlock; Matthew Knight; Septura
2:38
12
Benedicamus Domino (arr. by M. Knight fo Brass Septet)
Peter Warlock; Matthew Knight; Septura
1:15
13
Bethlehem Down (arr. by M. Knight for Brass Septet)
Peter Warlock; Matthew Knight; Septura
3:52
Motettorum, Book 2  
14
Canite tuba (arr. by S. Cox for 3 Trumpets and 2 Trombones)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina; Simon Cox; Septura
2:12
15
Ave Maria (arr. by M. Knight for Brass Septet)
Robert Parsons; Matthew Knight; Septura
4:37
All-night Vigil, Op. 37 "Vespers" (Arr. by M. Knight for Brass Septet)  
16
Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin)
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Matthew Knight; Septura
2:49
17
Slava v vïshnikh Bogu (Glory to God in the Highest)
Sergei Rachmaninoff; Matthew Knight; Septura
2:18
18
Weihnachtslieder, Op. 8: No. 3. Die Konige (The 3 Kings) (arr. by M. Knight for Brass Septet)
Peter Cornelius; Matthew Knight; Septura
2:33
Messiah, HWV 56 (Arr. by S. Cox for Brass Septet)  
19
Part III: The Trumpet Shall Sound
George Frideric Handel; Simon Cox; Septura
4:04
20
Part III: Worthy is the Lamb
George Frideric Handel; Simon Cox; Septura
3:30
21
Part III: Amen Chorus
George Frideric Handel; Simon Cox; Septura
3:24
22
Stille Nacht (arr. M. Knight for brass septet)
Franz Xaver Gruber; Matthew Knight; Septura
3:08
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    63:02
With this recording Septura answers the question, “what if the greatest Christmas music had been written for brass?” In arrangements that go far beyond Yultide clichés, Septura has carefully crafted a programme that explores virtuosity and festive celebration in pieces such as the Christmas Suite with music by J.S. Bach, rapturous serenity from the likes of Robert Parson´s beautiful Ave Maria, and nostalgic favourites such as the ravishingly polyphonic The Three Kings by Peter Cornelius. Septura pushes its colours and combinations to the limit in re-imagining this varied selection of sublime Christmas music from the past 450 years.
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