I just received a request from the New York Philharmonic to perform/record for digital distribution my double quintet arrangement of the Arrival of Queen of Sheba from Handel's Opera Solomon.
"Let me think about the request and get back to you." Full disclosure - this arrangement for double quintet was made about 15 years ago at the request of Ryan Anthony when he was still with the Canadian Brass for a holiday brass program with the principal brass players of the New York
Classics for Brass (1972) comprises several great, iconic brass masterpieces (Schuller, Jolivet, Bozza, Strauss, Grieg, Dukas, and Poulenc). There are no arrangements or transcriptions on this recording and the works are performed with careful stewardship and exquisite musicianship. Classics was just the 3rd LP recorded by the PJBE that featured the ensemble exclusively. There were 12 other recordings between 1965 and 1972 where PJBE collaborated or contributed to the final p