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Hornsmoke:  Music of Peter Schickele Performed by The Chestnut Brass Company and the Composer (Newport Classics NCD 85638):  Features the “Horse Opera For Brass Quintet” and the Piano Concerto #2 in F Major (“Ole”), plus other Peter Schickele pieces for Brass Quintet.  Winner of a Grammy Award in 2000 for Best Classical Crossover CD.

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Performers

bulletPeter Schickele, Piano soloist and narrator
bulletBruce Barrie:  Trumpets in C and Bb, Cornet in Bb
bulletChristopher Moore, Trumpet in Bb
bulletMarian Hesse, Horn
bulletBrett Shuster:  Trombone
bulletJay Krush, Tuba
bulletCynthia Carr, horn

Track Listing

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major (“Ole”) (Peter Schickele)

[1]  Largo maestoso;  Allegro moderato

[2]  Andante moderato (Medium Waltz)

[3]  Presto

[4]  Variations on a Joke (Peter Schickele)

Brass Calendar (Peter Schickele)

[5]  January:  New Year’s Day

[6]  February:  Valentine’s Day

[7]  March:  St. Patrick’s Day

[8]  April:  Income Tax Day

[9]  May:  Memorial Day Picnic

[10]  June:  Flag Day

[11]  July:  Independence Day Parade

[12]  August:  Dude Ranch Vacation

[13]  September:  Labor Day Weekend Dance

[14]  October:  Halloween

[15]  November:  Thanksgiving

[16]  December:  Alone on New Year’s Eve

[17]  A Little Mosey Music (Peter Schickele)

Hornsmoke, A Horse Opera (Peter Schickele)

[18]  Prologue

[19]  Narration

[20]  Waltz

[21]  Narration

[22]  Courtship

[23]  The Wedding

[24]  Square Dance

[25]  Polka

[26]  Introduction and Tango

[27]  Showdown and Finale

 
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Audio Samples

Listen to short excerpts from Hornsmoke:

Piano Concerto No. 2 and Variations on a Joke
Brass Calendar and A Little Mosey Music
Hornsmoke

Audio Samples can be played using the free RealAudio player. 

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