Brahms Chorale Prelude 10, arr. Ralph Sauer
This track “Chorale Prelude No.10, arr. Ralph Sauer” features the ensemble’s new trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos, and was rerecord for CANADIAN BRASS’ premiere Steinway & Sons label release. The album is the first recording with all of the new permanent members of the ensemble: Chuck Daellenbach (tuba), Chris Coletti and Brandon Ridenour (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Eric Reed (horn). After 40 years, the BRASS have maintained a remarkable consistency in their style and virtuosity, even as the individual members have gradually changed.
This is also the first recording the BRASS have made with their new custom-made gold-plated Bach & Conn instruments built by Conn-Selmer. The repertoire features favorite encores, new arrangements, and world premieres. As with their other recent releases, this disc is an audiophile sonic blockbuster, produced by Dixon Van Winkle and MB Daellenbach.