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The 20th Century Album ()

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composed by Aaron Copland, Alfred Uhl, André Jolivet, André Previn, Arthur Bliss, Benjamin Britten, Elgar Howarth, Francis Poulenc, Gunther Schuller, Havergal Brian, Henri Tomasi, Kurt Weill, Leonard Salzedo, Leos Janácek, Malcolm Arnold, Michael Tippett

Always eager to explore new material and to expand its repertoire, the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble turns its attention to twentieth century works in this double-disc collection from Decca. The literature for brass has grown considerably in the modern era, and many composers have turned to the brass choir as an ideal medium for hard-edged sonorities, transparent counterpoint, and harmonic clarity. Though much of this music tends toward conservative tastes -- fanfares dominate and triadic and quartal harmonies are prevalent - ...

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  1. Processional Fanfare, for brass
  2. Fanfares for Britannicus: Prelude
  3. Fanfare No.1 for 4 horns, 3 trumpets & 3 trombones
  4. Ceremonial Fanfare, for brass ensemble
  5. The Cenci, opera: Fanfare
  6. Fanfare for St. Edmundsbury, for trumpets in multiples of 3
  7. Suite for brass septet
  8. Divertimento, for brass sextet
  9. Fanfare for brass quintet
  10. Four Outings for Brass
  11. Sonata for horn, trumpet & trombone, FP 33a
  12. Symphony for brass & percussion, Op 16
  13. Festfanfare, for brass
  14. Sinfonietta for orchestra ("Military," "Sokol Festival"), JW 6/18: Sokol Fanfare for brass & timpani
  15. Fanfare for the Lord Mayor of London, for brass & percussion, F. 65
  16. Fanfares Liturgiques for brass ensemble: Procession du Vendredi-Saint
  17. The Eagle Has Two Heads, incidental music for brass & percussion
  18. Symphony for Brass Instruments, Op. 123
  19. Morgenmusik, for brass ensemble (from Plöner Musiktag)
  20. Kleine Dreigroschenmusik, suite for wind orchestra (based on "Die Dreigroschenoper")
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