Brass Music

This is a setting of the hymn tune NUN DANKET.  The Brass Ensemble version has been recorded by Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass on their Classic Hymns CD. It has also been recorded by the King’s Brass for broadcast on “The Joy of Music” television series with organist Diane Bish (program #2301).

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This setting was written on the first anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks and adapted for Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass.  After the brass introduction, the congregation sings 4 verses, building to a grand climax in praise of the God who is “Our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home.”

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This Chorale and Prelude is written on the hymn tune LOBE DEN HERREN.  It contains Bach’s characteristic intricate counterpoint interspersed with phrases of the hymn tune.  It was arranged for Tim Zimmerman and the King’s Brass and recorded at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Florida and has been released on their Classic Hymns CD.

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This setting was written for the Dominion Brass on the first anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.  After the brass introduction, the congregation sings 4 verses, building to a grand climax in praise of the God who is “Our shelter from the stormy blast, and our eternal home.”

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This composition is based on a theme by Marty McCall – a chant which says “Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.”  It was written for Eurobrass and performed on the 2012 tour of Germany.  It begins quietly with the low brass and goes through several variations, concluding with the tune EASTER HYMN and a brilliant coda.

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Hallelujah Fanfare combines the concept of Wagner’s “Gathering of the Armies” with several tunes containing “Hallelujah.”  It begins with 4 antiphonal choirs, includes a backstage/offstage choir, and ends with everyone on stage in a rousing conclusion.  Click the YouTube link below to see/hear a performance by The Dominion Brass.

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This is the first to be released of a suite of Celtic music.  Each movement will contain a different type of Celtic folk tune and a traditional hymn.  The Hornpipe combines The Rights of Man with Standing on the Promises in a rousing barnburner.  These were inspired by a collaboration with Irish Whistler Bob Pegritz.

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This solo was written for Cornet Solo by Vincent Bach, a famous cornet soloist and instrument manufacturer.  It has been adapted for Tuba Solo and scored for Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble accompaniment by Ben Roundtree, who has performed it with the University of Kentucky Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Skip Gray.

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