Victoria Brass Live
Victoria Brass Live is a new recording by a top class Australian brass band. Expertly directed by Matthew van Emmerik, they offer a full and varied programme of innovative repertoire, including two world premieres, three Australasian premieres, and some well-loved but very welcome classics. Based in Melbourne, the band’s mission statement puts it very well. They are ‘Leading brass musicians with a collective focus on
quality repertoire, collegiality and performance’.
Recorded in four different venues around the state over a six-month period, the CD has been assembled from real-time live performances complete with audience reaction and applause. It is a tribute to the security and elegance of the playing that such fine results can be made with all the energy and excitement of concert performance.
As we are all aware, there are inevitable trade-offs to be made with live recordings, but growing numbers of leading orchestras and choirs, notably those with their own recording labels, are turning to the format for the chance of capturing the extra crackling tension produced by real musicians performing to a real audience. For many listeners, it recreates an authentic experience to be cherished. For those that prefer fin-perfect studio recordings, where beauty of balance and intonation is available with digitally editing, it may be better to look elsewhere.
This CD collection offers listeners an immersive experience that impresses and involves in equal measure.
Victoria Brass is made up of the finest brass and percussion players in Victoria and are proud to have become the first band in history to perform live on the Australian Digital Concert Hall, showcasing the bands talents all around the world.
Born in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia in 1978, Matthew started playing Baritone Horn at the age of 7. He is the former principal euphonium player with the Central Band of the Royal Air Force based in London, United Kingdom and all Royal Australian Navy Bands.
- Organ Symphony No. 5 Toccata Charles-Marie Widor
- Movement 1
- Movement 2
- Movement 3
- Third Mode Melody Thomas Tallis
- Checkmate Ballet Suite Finale Arthur Bliss
- The Armed Man Benedictus Karl Jenkins
- Symphony No. 3 “Organ” Finale Camille Saint-Saëns
- Only In Sleep Eriks Esenvalds
- The Pilgrim’s Progress (Story of John Bunyan) Philip Wilby
- Elegy Jared McCunnie
- The Lost Chord Arthur Sullivan
- Boris Godunov Coronation Scene Modest Mussorgsky
- Deep Harmony Handel Parker
Trumpet Concerto Andrew Batterham
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the romantic period. He strove to achieve a uniquely Russian musical identity, often in deliberate defiance of the established conventions of Western music.
Where to buy
Move CDs can be ordered through music retailers across Australia including Readings.
- List price
- $25.00 AUD
- Release date
- February 2023
- © 2022 Victoria Brass
- ℗ 2022 Move Records
- Catalogue number
- MCD 641
- EAN 9314574064124