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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Class Brass
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on December 14, 2013
This is a superb CD with beautiful brass instrument renditions of every piece. All of the musicians are extremely good and well-trained. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.
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on December 25, 2015
Perfect Quality of sound ! TELARC studio is one of the best studios on this planet .
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on March 21, 2009
The quality of sound and ensemble these guys achieve together is awesome. They do a superb job on every piece on this album. The selection of pieces creates an unexpected whole that's really refreshing. This is not just for brass lovers. They selected pieces that don't get perfomed/recorded all that often so it's great just to hear them at all. This is going into my "favorites" bin.
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on October 11, 2013
I have always enjoyed this album, but haven't listened to it for years as my original cassette was junk. It occurred to me to check online and I found it here for an acceptable price. Satisfied.
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on February 6, 2016
a must-have for brass fans.
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on November 9, 2001
This album is an absolute joy to experience! The recording proves to all who may doubt, that brass quintet is a medium capable of musical miracles! The pieces here are taken from the orchestral repetoire and have been arranged for five brass voices. Trumpeter Rolf Smedvig and his ensemble perform in a manner that is always immaculate, tasteful and above all, musical. The precision of the enemble playing here is in a word, astonishing. On track #1, 'Procession of the Nobles', for example, there is a moment where the 2nd trumpet begins an ascending line that is overtaken and completed by the 1st trumpet. The transition is so liquid and seemless that the casual listener will not even be aware that the line wasn't played by one person! Tubist Samuel Pilafian offers a lovely arrangement of Copland's 'Simple Gifts' that shows off a wide range of sound from soft and sweet to bold and grand. Another favorite is the joyous 'Slavonic Dance No. 8' with its rollicking, sunny feel and inspiring dynamic contrast. Brass enthusiasts, purchase this recording with confidence! It is amazing!
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on August 8, 2014
As the three stars indicate, it's OK. But no more. This seems to be put together to collect some income from the folks who buy Canadian Brass CDs. If you are a CB fan, you will love this, as the empire Brass is a great group of musicians.

For my own tastes, they play too fast and their tonality is a little too thin. This style lends itself to a few cuts, but overall, it disappoints this Empire Brass fan.
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on July 21, 2014
This is a really pleasant listening experience.
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on January 17, 2010
This Classic album has stellar brass playing and should be more easily available. A must for aspiring musicians as an "introductory" recording.
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on January 10, 2004
Perfect. The best performance of the best music.
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