An Empire Brass Christmas: The World Sings
CAT # 80416-25
1. Welcome: Angels We Have Heard On High 1:20 2. Byzantine Chant / Ode For Christmas 1:53 3. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 6:16 4. The Holly and the Ivy 2:51 5. Carol of the Bells 2:21 6. Tchaikovsky : Arabian Dance from Nutcracker 4:41 7. Good King Wenceslas 3:46 8. O Come, O Come Emmanuel 1:18 9. Coventry Carol 2:26 10. Pat-a-Pat 2:50 11. Still, Still, Still 2:16 12. Little Drummer Boy 3:54 13. Bring A Torch Jeannette, Isabella 1:21 14. Ave Regina Celorum 3:25 15. O Come, All Ye Faithful 4:41 16. Silent Night 1:51 17. Angels We Have Heard On High 3:59 18. Oh! G (A Medley of Favorite Christmas Carols) 7:32 19. Joy to the World 2:28
The Empire Brass Quintet enjoys an international reputation as North America's finest brass quintet, renowned for its brilliant virtuosity and the unparalleled diversity of its repertoire. At the heart of An Empire Brass Christmas - The World Sings is the ensemble's emphasis on diversity.
Here the quintet is joined by percussion, vocals, guitar, a violin and keyboards to reshape traditional Christmas favorites by way of world music influences. These influences range from European to African to Middle Eastern creating a recording with an international flavor that appeals to a wide range of music lovers.
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