80 Trombones and 30 Basses
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL422     Release Date: 2017-08-24
Berlioz is said to have exclaimed “No instrument can lift you from the depths of hell to the heights of heaven as can the trombone.” Perhaps this was after hearing the sinister unisons of pedal tones on eight trombones in his Requiem, notes previously unknown or thought impossible by trombonists. But what might Berlioz have thought of a complete orchestra of trombones, eighty strong, playing at times in eighty real parts, and spanning a better than five octave gamut, comprising soprano, alto, tenor, bass and contrabass trombones?

This is what Henry Brant has undertaken in his Orbits, and the present CRI recording was made during the first performance on February 11, 1979…

This title from the CRI LP back catalog has been carefully transferred from the original master tape, and is now available from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

We have preserved the original CRI LP catalog number for this title, preceded by the prefix NWCRL, to distinguish previously unreleased back catalog titles from those later reissued by CRI on compact disc. Please refer to the liner notes for information about the program.

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Various Artists

80 Trombones and 30 Basses

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Track Listing

Henry Brant
What of my Music!
Gerhard Samuel

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