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March 2006

Release Date: March 27, 2006

Ensembles Join for Night of Brass

The Angelo State University Brass Choir and the West Texas Brass Project will combine to replicate classical performances of antiphonal music for the Night of Brass Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 30, in First Presbyterian Church.

The evening performance, open free to the public, will present works for double-choir in an antiphonal setting, replicating the majestic performances of antiphonal brass music, heard in St. Mark’s Cathedral in Venice, Italy, during the 1600s. The concert also will include some of the finest contemporary brass literature.

The West Texas Brass Project is a newly formed group consisting of professional brass players from the San Angelo and Midland-Odessa symphony orchestras, and professional players from Abilene. Jan Dobrzelewski, a noted Swiss conductor who now resides in Costa Rica, conducts the West Texas Brass Project.

The concert will include compositions such as Aaron Copland’s “Ceremonial Fanfare,” Jan Koetsier’s “Symphony for Brass,” Chris Hazell’s “Brass Cats Suite” and “Fanfares pour tous les Temps” by the 20th century French composer Georges Delerue.

Other works will include Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress is Our God,” Albinoni’s “Adagio in g minor,” Tylman Susato’s dance work “La Mourisque,” and the famous Pachelbel’s “Canon.”

For more information about this and other events in the Department of Art and Music at ASU, call 942-2085, or visit the Website

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