Berlin Brass, the Berlin-based brass ensemble, was founded in 1999 by Norman Reichelt and Jörg Lehmann. Since then, soloists from the Berlin orchestras and freelance musicians have come together in order to perform chamber music written for brass ensembles from the past five centuries. The ensemble – consisting of four trumpets, a horn, a tuba, four trombones, and percussion – is committed to the repertoire and takes great joy in the performance of the music.
In the traditional manner, the concerts consist of two parts. The first part presents music by Baroque and Classical/ Romantic composers. The second part ranges from original brass compositions to fi lm music to jazz and Latin arrangements. For the production of the SACD featuring the Venetian composer Giovanni Gabrieli, the core ensemble invited a further 23 brass players to record the maestro’s polychoral canzoni and sonatas. In order to further enhance the sound on this recording, instruments such as flugelhorns and euphoniums were added, which are not usually heard that often.
Together with the musicians, the Sauer organ of the Berlin Dom rounds off the massive overall sound ranging from the high trumpets down to the lowest tubas.


Berliner Dom - Music for Brass & Organ


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