Monday, January 23, 2012
A German Brass Quintet
Hey all! Still getting used to this blogging thing. It sounds like a snap though. I've already started following some people in class and I'm interested to see what comes up. Today in class we talked about the history of brass quintets. I definitely perked up with Prof. Manning talked about bands being used in war. I'm thinking, "No way." But it made more sense when he said that they were used for calls and cadences. Pretty sad about those guys though, being the first to die and all. Geez... But let's not end on a sad note! I've got a really hot BQ to talk about. The Elbebech Brass Quintet is a German group. I stumbled upon a recording of Quinetto Lirico they did and was blown away. From the website they don't seem to have a lot of activity in the past year, but I think they're still worth checking out. Make sure you translate the page. Here is the link: Elbebech Brass The last CD they put out in 2009 is called As Good As Bach. It's got some great press--I'll have to check this one out.