Gabriel V Brass Ensemble presents Celebration in Brass, an inspiring collection of fanfares, beloved hymns, and masterworks arranged for brass by twentieth-century composers. Music-lovers will appreciate the rich interpretations of beloved hymns by James Curnow, William Mac Davis, Jack Stamp, and Steve Sherrill. Exciting fanfares for Easter and Pentecost introduce Gregorian chant themes to the world of brass, creating a solemn and stunning atmosphere for worship. Original works by David Marlatt and John Stevens, and an arrangement of the Benedictus from Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace”, complete this program.
Gabriel V Brass Ensemble dedicates itself to upholding a standard of excellence in music for worship, and to inspiring future generations of musicians. For this recording, the ensemble coordinated with the talented young members of the award-winning Spirit of America Winter Percussion Ensemble. The joy of their work together resonates throughout this program recorded in the stunning acoustics of Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts.