Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to (US).
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by
Gift-wrap available.
Universal Language has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Round3
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shipped next day from GA, United States. All products are inspected and playing quality guaranteed (excluding any digital content). Our friendly multilingual customer service team will be happy to resolve your queries.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
  • Universal Language
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player

Universal Language

1 customer review

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, April 20, 2010
"Please retry"
$9.92 $0.01
$17.52 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.

Editorial Reviews

Along with soprano Lisa Pontén and pianist Kevin Johnson, acclaimed Seattle trumpeter Brian Chin explores five new works for trumpet as he introduces his Universal Language Project - a collaboration of modern composers striving to create music that can transcend cultures and differences. An international soloist and advocate for new music, Brian Chin has commissioned and premiered many new works. He was a co-founder of the early music ensemble, the Seattle Trumpet Consort and he performs frequently on baroque trumpet, serves as Principal Trumpet for the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra, performs for the Seattle Symphony and is on the faculty of Seattle Pacific University.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 20, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Origin Classical
  • ASIN: B0038LN5DM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,642,395 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
The new CD, "Universal Language" by trumpeter, Brian Chin, makes a welcome addition to the classical trumpet repertory. Mr, Chin, a symphony professional in the Seattle area is clearly a gifted musician with a nice, rounded tone, excellent technique and a commitment to new literature. In fact, the program, here, is the real surprise and a prime reason to check this out! "Poesia" by Robert Kechley is very pretty, rather impressionistic but with some jazz influence. Jason Berg's "Universal Language" (from which the disc is titled..) is a interesting combination for trumpet, soprano and piano and is based on poetry by the the Japanese writer, Daisaku Ikeda. The trumpet writing in particular is very attention getting, owing a little to Hindemith. Soprano Lisa Cardwell Ponten handles the texts well (and a pretty large tessitura) with clear diction and a feel for the emotions. The "Flowers" is particularly noteworthy, especially the muted trumpet end and some ostinato in the piano! Edward Castro's "Fractured Trance" is a very interesting piece as well, potentially the album's highlight - sort of a blues mode and very attractive. The "Tracks" by Berg is also a very good vehicle for Chin and his pianist, Kevin Johnson, to show off a bit with its own jazz feel. All in all, this piece makes a stronger impression than "Universal Language" However, the "Sonata" for trumpet and piano by Daniel Bukvich is certainly a welcome addition to the sonata rep for trumpeters. Written in one long movement, it requires ample technique and is written in a very declamatory style with a warm, "folksy" middle section that is reminiscent of Copland's "Quiet City" All the performances here is top notch, especially Mr.Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Universal Language
This item: Universal Language
Price: $17.52
Ships from and sold by

Look for Similar Items by Category