Stars & Stripes explodes up the charts!
Stars & Stripes – Canadian Brass Salute America continues it amazing sales trajectory by nabbing the #2 spot on this weeks BILLBOARD charts.
New York, June 20, 2010 – After debuting at a solid #10 last week, the album zoomed up the charts again to finish the week holding the NUMBER 2 position on Billboard’s Classical Traditional chart, week ending June 13th.
The timing couldn’t be more perfect, as FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS are coming just around the corner making it the perfect summer listening album! This chart position is unprecedented for the Brass, making this the highest chart position ever attained by any Canadian Brass album in their storied history.
Stars & Stripes – Canadian Brass Salute America (ODR 7382)
The Buffalo News raved….
“Here are 16 over-the-top tracks, featuring replica drums from the Colonial and Civil War eras, all toasting America… The themes all get impressive, imaginative treatment with their dashing fanfares and imaginative touches.”
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Canadian Brass, “Stars & Stripes: Canadian Brass Salute America” (Opening Day). Wow, who knew the Canadians felt this way about us? Here are 16 over-the-top tracks, featuring replica drums from the Colonial and Civil War eras, all toasting America. The drums were custom-made in Vermont, and you hear them to best advantage in “Drums of Liberty,” a salute to the drummers on the battlefield over the centuries. (Our own Father Baker was one, as a teenager, at Gettysburg.) The notes have all kinds of trivia. Who knew that an early advocate for “The Star-Spangled Banner” as our national anthem was Buffalo Bill, who played it at all his Wild West shows? Or that the jaunty, likable “Dixie” was originally an anti-slavery song by a Northerner? The themes all get impressive, imaginative treatment with their dashing fanfares and imaginative touches. The flat-footed “My Country, ’Tis of Thee” gets a burst of panache from a few bars of Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.”Hmm. All this is making me uneasy. They must want something from us. 3½ out of 4 (M. K. G.) – The Buffalo News
Look for Stars Stripes wherever CDs are sold or visit www.canadianbrassstore.com and get your copy today!
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