Gardner: Music for Brass and Organ
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John Gardner: Music for Brass and Organ

Catalogue Number: TOCC0048
EAN: 5060113440488
Release Date: 17 January 2011
Duration: 67:08

organ of Brentwood Cathedral

Flourish for a Wedding, Op. 162
Easter Fantasy, Op. 232
Theme and Variations for Brass Quartet, Op. 7
Five Dances for Organ, Op.179
Sonata da Chiesa sopra un tema di Claudio Monteverdi, Op. 136
Sonata Secolare, Op. 117

Paul Archibald, trumpet
Cosmopolitan Brass
Stephen King, organ

The British composer John Gardner (b. 1917) has been astonishingly prolific, writing 249 opus numbers in his sixty-year career as composer, conductor and teacher. His music – basically tonal and always impeccably crafted – is characterised by charm, grace and humour. Gardner’s musical fingerprints come from his love of jazz, Renaissance and Baroque procedures and his mastery of imitative counterpoint. He generally uses established musical forms but invests them with a quirky and distinctive harmonic idiom. This CD explores his rich output for brass and organ, from the elegant Theme and Variations, Op. 7, of 1951 to the lusty Five Dances for Organ, Op. 179, written in 1988.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 67:08
1 Flourish for a Wedding, Op. 162 (1983)

John Gardner, composer
Helen Sanger, trumpet
Stephen Peneycad, trumpet
Alex Hambleton, horn
Craig Beattie, trombone
Fabian Schmidt, trombone
Yao Cong Tan, tuba
Stephen King, organ
Cosmopolitan Brass, ensemble
Chris Gardner, conductor

(first recording)
2:55 play
2 Easter Fantasy, Op. 232 (1997)

John Gardner, composer
Helen Sanger, trumpet
Stephen Peneycad, trumpet
Craig Beattie, trombone
Fabian Schmidt, trombone
Stephen King, organ
Cosmopolitan Brass, ensemble
Chris Gardner, conductor

(first recording)
6:41 play
3-11 Theme and Variations for Brass Quartet, Op. 7 (1951)

John Gardner, composer
Helen Sanger, trumpet
Stephen Peneycad, trumpet
Alex Hambleton, horn
Craig Beattie, trombone
11:11
3 Theme: Andante flessible 0:55 play
4 Variation 1: Un poco meno mosso 0:48 play
5 Variation 2: Allegretto 0:27 play
6 Variation 3: Allegro giocoso 0:42 play
7 Variation 4: Marcia lenta 1:11 play
8 Variation 5: Marcia rapida 0:39 play
9 Variation 6: Habañera 2:54 play
10 Variation 7: Misterioso 1:28 play
11 Variation 8: Finale – Allegro vivace 2:07 play
12-16 Five Dances for Organ, Op.179 (1988)

John Gardner, composer
Stephen King, organ

(first recording)
17:16
12 1. Lavolta 2:10 play
13 2. Pavan 4:21 play
14 3. Jig 3:52 play
15 4. Lament 3:46 play
16 5. Fling 3:07 play
17-20 Sonata da Chiesa sopra un tema di Claudio Monteverdi, Op. 136 (1976, rev. 1977)

John Gardner, composer
Paul Archibald, trumpet
Helen Sanger, trumpet
Stephen King, organ
Cosmopolitan Brass, ensemble
13:44
17 I. Maestoso 4:13 play
18 II. Allegro 3:05 play
19 III. Lento e piano 3:30 play
20 IV. Allegro ma non troppo 2:56 play
21-23 Sonata Secolare, Op. 117 (1973)

John Gardner, composer
Paul Archibald, trumpet
Helen Sanger, trumpet
Kate Hainsworth, horn
Fabian Schmidt, trombone
Yao Cong Tan, tuba
Stephen King, organ
Cosmopolitan Brass, ensemble
Chris Gardner, conductor

(first recording)
15:21
21 I. Allegro con brio 4:40 play
22 II. Ciacona (largo) 6:18 play
23 III. Finale (vivace) 4:23 play

Artists

John Gardner

John Gardner, composer

Paul Archibald

Paul Archibald, trumpet

Helen Sanger

Helen Sanger, trumpet

Stephen Peneycad

Stephen Peneycad, trumpet

Kate Hainsworth

Kate Hainsworth, horn

Alex Hambleton

Alex Hambleton, horn

Craig Beattie

Craig Beattie, trombone

Fabian Schmidt

Fabian Schmidt, trombone

Yao Cong Tan

Yao Cong Tan, tuba

Stephen King

Stephen King, organ

Cosmopolitan Brass, ensemble

Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner, conductor

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