For the Beauty of the Earth - Celebrating Creation with Brass, Organ & Percussion (2016)

DiLorenzo, Marlatt, Pelz, Widor, Dykes, Coakley, Goffin, Vaughan Williams, Curnow

Gabriel V

Under the umbrella of worship, brass instruments have a unique quality to proclaim God’s goodness—they can herald good news, be vibrant and declamatory, strong and resolute, or tender and beautiful. This vast range of sound has a unique possibility to create glimpses of the uncountable riches, colors, and hopes that are abundant in the love of God. For the Beauty of the Earth is our culmination of praise for Creation and our Creator. 

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Gabriel V

GABRIEL V is a unique brass ensemble of men and women unified in their commitment to the traditions of monastic life. They offer the best in fanfare and solo brass works, presenting distinctive programs from the classics of the Venetian School to contemporary works. Gabriel V collaborates frequently with Gloriæ Dei Cantores, and has toured 23 countries in the UK, Europe, and Russia; and by invitation performed works by Gabrieli for the 900th anniversary celebration of Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy. They have performed in numerous cities throughout the US from New York to San Francisco, and have been featured on recordings with Gloriæ Dei Cantores, highlighting their extensive and varied repertoire. They hold annual concert series in the Church of the Transfiguration, Orleans, MA, where they use the voice of brass in liturgical worship.

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Trumpet

Mark Albro

Sr. Rosemary Ingwersen

Joshua Kanaga

Peter McKendree

Br. Jacob Witter

Horn

Sr. Amanda Ortolani

Br. Joel Sweet

Sr. Marianne Wierzbinski

Trombone/Baritone

Michael Hale

David Minster

James Pfeiffer

Br. Thomas Tonne

Br. Benedict Young

Tuba

Br. Abraham Henderson

Stephen Minster

Percussion

James Jordan

Amy Mitchell

Dave Ortolani

Br. Stephen Velie

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For the Beauty of the Earth - Celebrating Creation with Brass, Organ & Percussion (2016)

DiLorenzo, Marlatt, Pelz, Widor, Dykes, Coakley, Goffin, Vaughan Williams, Curnow

Gabriel V

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This is a gorgeous collection, in hi-res surround, of works expertly performed for brass, percussion and pipe organ. The Gabriel V ensemble usually performs and tours the world with the chorale group Gloria Dei Cantores. They also run an annual concert series in Orleans, MA. The Gabriel V Ensemble and organ were recorded in the historic Mechanics Hall of Worcester, MA, which since its restoration in 1977 has been internationally regarded as one of the world’s finest concert halls. The standout here is the six-minute Toccata from Widor’s Fifth Symphony – probably the best arrangement of the work I have ever heard. There is also a lovely arrangement of Vaughan-Williams’ hymn, Randolph. Other composers include Anthony DeLorenzo, David Marlatt, Walter Pelz, and John Bacchus Dykes. This is a perfect type of music for hi-res surround, and for the use of the surrounds for more than the usual ambient sonics. A most enjoyable surround concert of brass, percussion and pipe organ.

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For the Beauty of the Earth - Celebrating Creation with Brass, Organ & Percussion (2016)

DiLorenzo, Marlatt, Pelz, Widor, Dykes, Coakley, Goffin, Vaughan Williams, Curnow

Gabriel V

Mastering Engineer: Brad Michel
Producer: Paul Tingley
Recording Engineer: Brad Michel
Recording location: Mechanics Hall, Worcester, Massachusetts USA
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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GDCD061: For the Beauty of the Earth - Celebrating Creation with Brass, Organ & Percussion
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Luminosity
DiLorenzo
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Earthscape
Marlatt
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Windscape
Marlatt
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Fantasy on O Sons and Daughters
Pelz
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Salvum fac populum tuum, Op. 84
Widor
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Holy, Holy, Holy
Dykes
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Prelude on a Festive Hymn Tune
Coakley
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Meditation The Light of the World
Goffin
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God Be with You
Vaughan Williams
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Organ Symphony No. 5 in F Minor - V. Toccata. Allegro
Widor
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A Psalm of Praise
Curnow
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Prelude on a Hymn of Praise
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