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Track(s) taken from CDA67119

Music for the Wertheim Harmoniemusik


London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble, Christopher Larkin (conductor)
Recording details: May 1999
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: April 2000
Total duration: 6 minutes 42 seconds


'A captivating snapshot of how brass music might have sounded … Their combined sound, especially in the larger ensemble, is like any good antique: full of character, gloriously grainy, slightly worn, but unique, and a fine tribute to the original craftsmen. The performances on these troublesome instruments are heroic, with virtuoso playing on the hand horn from Andrew Clark that belies the labours involved. An invaluable contribution to a neglected area of musical research and an hour's fascinating listening' (BBC Music Magazine)

'some exquisite lyrical playing, with extraordinary beautiful tone colours' (Early Music Review)

'Excellent recorded sound … A roundly fascinating release.' (International Record Review)

'The whole recording radiates with the energy that comes from playing these captivating old instruments, and the players' commitment to them.' (Trombonist)
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