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"One of the most remarkable double (music) threats -- Christopher Coletti is a brilliant trumpet player and imaginative arranger. When I'm not marveling at his chops and ease of playing, I'm blown away by his arrangements. They're not just brass-centric -- they're musically-centric. Make that a triple threat: he's a wonderful human with a heart and soul of gold."David SrebnikSirius XM
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November 5, 2013Study with Chris Coletti in NYC at Brooklyn ConservatoryCalling all Trumpeters! I am looking for a few hard-working trumpet players to study with me in NYC at Brooklyn College's prestigious Conservatory of Music. Use the Contact page for audition requirements and all other inquiries. Happy trumpeting!click here for more info
October 16, 2013Coletti's Article Published by International Trumpet Guild YouthI wrote this article to help aspiring professionals make their dreams come true. I call it "Dream Career - Principles and Tactics that Lead to Success in Music--and Everything Else" I hope you find it useful! http://itgyouth.trumpetguild.org/masterclass/153-dream-career Many thanks to The International Trumpet Guild Youth for asking me to write this.click here for more info
September 18, 2013Greenville Students Inspired, Motivated After Canadian Brass ClinicWe (Canadian Brass) had a great time coaching and playing for students of Greenville last week. Click the link to read the full article.click here for more info
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August 9, 2013Chris Coletti to start teaching at Brooklyn ConservatoryI am very excited to announce that I will joining the faculty at The Conservatory of music at Brooklyn College as Adjunct Trumpet Professor starting this fall!click here for more info
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Since joining Canadian Brass in 2009, trumpeter/arranger Christopher Coletti has performed hundred of concerts, TV and radio appearances around the world with the group, recorded 4 billboard chart-topping/award-winning CDs, filmed multiple music videos, and arranged a plethora of music that The Brass has recorded and regularly performs. Canadian Brass' dedication to music education is a perfect fit for Coletti who enjoys sharing his unique perspective as a full-time performer, active educator, and recent college graduate with students and fellow teachers.

Coletti received his Masters Degree from The Juilliard School and his Bachelors Degree from Manhattan School of Music which he completed in just 3 years. Throughout his education, Coletti received multiple awards and scholarships, and won a number of competitions including the Music Academy of the West Chamber Concerto Competition, Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition, LaGuardia Arts Concerto Competition Staten Island Symphony Concerto Competition, The Tanglewood Music Center Charles E. Culpeper Foundation Fellowship and Susan B. Kaplan Fellowship,The Juilliard School Frieda and Harry Aronson Scholarship, and The Manhattan School of Music President Scholarship.

Coletti got his professional start as Principal Trumpet of The Huntsville Symphony in Alabama. Comfortable in many musical styles, Coletti has performed with a wide range of musicians ranging from Yefim Bronfman, Pierre Boulez, Michael Tilson Thomas and Ricardo Muti to Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, and Miami Sound Machine. Coletti has perfect pitch, is a proficient whistler, and has the unique ability to sing an operatic high C.

Coletti performs exclusively on Bach Artisan Trumpets, (Bb, C, Eb and Piccolo), Bach Cornet 184ML and Conn "Vintage 1" (V1) Flugelhorn.


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Audio

Gershwin, George
American in Paris (excerpt)
Chris Coletti, solo trumpet
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Schumann / arr. Coletti
Carnaval
Chopin
Canadian Brass
from CARNAVAL
Chris Coletti , trumpet; solo; Eric Reed, horn solo
2013
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American in Paris (excerpt)
Chris Coletti
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Samuel Scheidt
Tabulatura Nova
Book 2: Echo ad manuale duplex
Canadian Brass
from Echo: Glory of Gabrieli
with the Canadian Brass
2009
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Giovanni Gabrieli
Sacrae Symphoniae
Book 1: Canzon septimi e octavi toni a 12
Canadian Brass
from Echo: Glory of Gabrieli
with the Canadian Brass & Echo Brass
Eric Robertson (Organ)
2009
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Giovanni Gabrieli
Sacrae Symphoniae
Book 1: Canzon in echo duodecimi toni a 1
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from Echo: Glory of Gabrieli
with the Canadian Brass & Echo Brass
Eric Robertson (Organ)
2009
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Giovanni Gabrieli
Sacrae Symphoniae
Book 1: Sonata pian e forte alla quarta bassa
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from Echo: Glory of Gabrieli
with the Canadian Brass
2009
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William Walton
Concerto for Viola & Orchestra (excerpts)
2008
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Giuseppe Verdi
La Forza del Destino'
Overture (excerpts)
2007
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Paul Hindemith
Mathis der Maler (excerpt)
from live
2006
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Discography

Canadian Brass
Christmas Time is Here

2013
Canadian Brass brings the holidays to you with their new Christmas recording, Christmas Time is Here. This recording is loaded with the greatest hits of the holiday season. We also carry have this CD available as a digital download.
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Carnaval (Robert Schumann's Carnaval & Kinderszenen)

2013
Canadian Brass advances brass music once again by transcribing Robert Schumann's CARNAVAL and KINDERSZENEN to brass quintet. Just as the originals approach the edge of a pianist's technical abilities, the brass quintet versions of KINDERSZENEN and CARNAVAL - the latter a varitable Mt. Everest of keyboard aspiration -require a level of virtuosity that even the greatest players of a generation ago rarely exhibited, but that is standard for today's brass musicians.
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Takes Flight

2013
This CD of the Canadian Brass is a cooperative venture for the Opening Day Entertainment Label and the Steinway & Sons label and first recording with all of the new permanent members of the ensemble: Charles Daellenbach (tuba), Chris Coletti and Brandon Ridenour (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Eric Reed (horn). This is the first recording the Canadian Brass have made with their new custom-made gold-plated instruments built by Conn-Selmer. The repertoire features favorite encores, new arrangements, and world premieres. As with their other recent releases, this disc is an audiophile sonic blockbuster, produced by Dixon Van Winkle and MB Daellenbach. After 40 years, the “Brass” have maintained a remarkable consistency in their style and virtuosity, even as the individual members have gradually changed. The current makeup of the ensemble includes founding member, Chuck Daellenbach on tuba and the latest addition, Achilles Liarmakopoulos on trombone, replacing the recently retired founding member, Eugene Watts. R E V I E W S: Steinway's first non-piano classical release is a humdinger. The Brass is well polished and absolutely brilliant. "Steinway's first non-piano classical release is a humdinger. Playing with the freedom they haven't had in years, the Brass is well polished and absolutely brilliant. Sonically alone, this cd is worth the price of admission. When you add the playing, fuggedaboudit (in a good way)!!! Simply a smoking classical crossover date that is first call/top shelf throughout. A must for all light classical ears that are tuned to serious music." – Midwest Record The Canadian Brass give us a wide variety of music on this, their latest release on the Steinway & Sons label. All of the music is delivered pitch perfect and graced with highly polished musicianship. The album has enough variety for everyone from casual listener to total brass aficionado. The booklet tells us that this is the first Canadian Brass recording with the new permanent members of the ensemble and also their first recording made with new custom-made 24K gold-plated instruments built by the Conn-Selmer company, and what beautiful sounding instruments they are! This overall golden sound is what is first noticed even before the impressive musicianship. The brass sound often becomes a sensual experience. The repertoire features favorite encores, new arrangements, and world premieres. Here are some highlights. Sonny Kompanek, known for his score to “The Big Lebowski” and many other films, composed the “Killer Tango” which combines a mood of Latin suave with a bit of Hollywood. The warm ensemble playing achieves a lyrical mellowness approaching the lush fullness of a string orchestra. If there’s a brass ensemble there must be Bach organ arrangements, and the Bach pieces, which include the Little Fugue in G Minor BWV 578, Fantasia & Fugue in D Minor BWV 905 and the ever-popular “Air on the G String” are superbly played with such individual purity of line that in addition to simply pleasant listening, this music could serve any student of counterpoint, as the timbre of each instrument clearly delineates every melodic line. The first arrangement on the album, Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumble Bee” is the most eccentric, and one could also choose to listen to it last. Depending on what type of listener you are, your reaction might likely be delight, amusement or disorientation, or a combination of all three. The playing itself is incredible in terms of musicianship, phrasing and articulation. Amusingly, on a purely musical level, the arrangement itself is total kitsch, lacking any and all evocation of a bee or any insect in flight. Brass virtuosity is all there is and its fully on display here. On the other hand, both Dowland’s lovely lute song “Come Again, Sweet Love” as well as Scheidt’s echo-filled and more rapid “Galliard Battaglia” have a calm dignity that make these pieces sound as if both were originally written for brass instruments instead of voices. Probably because both were originally vocal works, these pieces sing as well as shine. On the lighter side, the witty arrangement by Arthur Frackenpohl of Mozart’s “Turkish Rondo” is a welcome contrast. Most people have heard “La Cumparsita” by Gerardo Matos Rodríguez without knowing the title or the composer. (If you’ve seen the classic film Some Like It Hot, it’s the tango Jack Lemon and Joe E. Brown dance to.) Another Kompanek arrangement, this one has a swerving, comical swagger. After many other adventures, including Michael Kamen’s gorgeous Quintet, just 4 minutes long, and the outdoor park-band style of melodic ornaments and acrobatics in “Carnival in Venice,” the album ends with a stately but not so sad New Orleans funeral march, slow to the cemetery and joyful on return. All of this music, from Renaissance to New Orleans, is heard through the style of the Canadian Brass rather than trying to match the performance practices of past eras. This is analogous to a modern pianist who might play a variety of Baroque works written before the piano was invented yet adapted to the modern keyboard sound. Here the music is interpreted on gorgeous brass instruments by an award-winning ensemble with a characteristic sound. There are many albums on which to hear this music in its original form, so enjoy the thrilling brass as there are many more surprises in store. Recommended to anyone who admires good musicianship, beautiful sound quality, and a brass ensemble ranging from piccolo-trumpet through horn to tuba. – Greg La Traille, ArkivMusic.com
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Brahms on Brass

2012
The inspiration for Canadian Brass to undertake the music of Brahms came from an innovative adaptation of the 1897Eleven Chorale Preludes for Organ, Op. 122 by arranger and trombone virtuoso Ralph Sauer. Ralph's comprehensive knowledge of the brass quintet medium and his high regard for these Preludes led him to this mission. In Ralph’s words, the Preludes represent “Brahms’ musical testament. Profound meditations on life and death, the Preludes can be considered the quintessence of his art.

After beginning rehearsals of the Preludes, Canadian Brass trumpeters Brandon Ridenour and Chris Coletti reached into their own recollections playing the piano Waltzes, Opus 39. They both recognized how perfectly suited these waltzes would be for adaptation to modern brass instruments. It has been said that this music exhibits some of Brahms’ most technically proficient writing – with refined melody and a rhythmic individuality that he had exhibited right from the start of his career. Transporting the listener through so many moods, these Waltzes conjure up gypsy music, Bohemian folksong and whirling Viennese soirees, but overall they reflect the German Spirit.

Separating these two major Brahms collections is the Ballade, Opus 10, No. 1 from 1854. Brandon Ridenour has profoundly captured the drama inherent in this work in his compelling adaptation. With its quiet opening and quiet closing the Ballade stands neatly between the spirited Waltzes and the reflective and lyrical Chorale Preludes.

Each of the pieces performed on this CD expresses the powerful music of Brahms from an entirely new perspective. The distribution of parts between brass instruments brings a new dimension and sound to these classic pieces and the brass in particular offers opportunities to hear new colors, timbres and musical inflections. The brass ensemble repertoire has been greatly enhanced with these unbelievably significant new contributions.

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A Wall Street Odyssey: The City, the Country and Back Again

2011
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Stars & Stripes: Canadian Brass Salute America

2011
“Stars & Stripes: Canadian Brass Salute America” features the world’s most famous and top-selling brass ensemble in a rousing selection of works including Stars and Stripes Forever, America the Beautiful, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Hail Columbia, Shenandoah and You’re A Grand Old Flag. Military Might features the official hymns of the five branches of the military – US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard and the US Marine Corps. Additional highlights include two versions of the National Anthem – the classic version as well as an original 1814 version – a unique opportunity to hear the development of our nation’s song. Plus, O Canada, a musical gift to the Brass’s American friends! For “Stars & Stripes” they are joined by a battery of thrilling percussion featuring members of Nexus, the world renowned percussion ensemble. Performing on an unprecedented array of rope field drums, snare drums, bass drums and cymbals are Bob Becker, Russell Hartenberger, Ryan Scott and Robin Engelman. Musical arrangements are by Howard Cable,Brandon Ridenour, Christopher Coletti and David Martin.
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Ted Hearne
Katrina Ballads

2010
Katrina Ballads is a collection of songs inspired by the tragic events surrounding Hurricane Katrina. Scored
for five singers and 11 instrumentalists, the piece uses entirely primary-source texts to paint a rich musical portrait of that devastating and telling week in September 2005. The text-setting includes the words of
Barbara Bush, Dennis Hastert, Mary Landrieu, Kanye West, Anderson Cooper, and George W. Bush's
emblematic 'Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job,' as well as testimonies from survivors and relief workers. With this provocative and poignant material, New York composer Ted Hearne creates a cutting edge musical experience and a vivid look into America's darkest hours. The music is rhythmic, theatrical, and American to the core, possessing an edgy post-minimalist drive and a deep jazz influence. It is a moving experience, challenging us to remember and reflect upon our own history.

In the days following Hurricane Katrina, the world endured a media monsoon of horrific images in an effort to understand what went wrong in New Orleans. Anderson Cooper asked viewers to steel themselves to accounts of death and destruction because it was our duty to know what was going on. Composer Ted Hearne's treatise on the disaster demands something similar. By setting media-derived, post-Katrina soundbytes to a dizzying array of juxtaposed musical forms, Hearne creates a sonic narrative that taps into the fear, confusion and deep pain caused by the storm and by the George W. Bush administration s stagnating response. The disc opens with the piercing sound of Abby Fischer s mezzo-soprano shrilly announcing that New Orleans is sinking, her vibrato jarring your eardrums into high alert. Nathan Koci's horn takes center stage on track two, which plays out like the day after Katrina struck. A solo horn calls out, as if looking for survivors. The response is frantic, grim, high-pitched. The clash of metal on metal conjures a broken home s door; a man searches for his wife s body. In the next confluence of music and media clips, Hearne deftly continues to retell the story, but now his tone is one of appropriate mocking. Bush's infamous heck of a job, Brownie remark becomes surreal fodder for lyrics. Compositional feats aside, this is no bel canto. A slew of bleak soundscapes and dissonant refrains marshals so many negative emotions that you may not know if you should cry, scream or just turn the stereo off like the experience of watching the news right after Aug. 29, 2005. --DownBeat, Jennifer Odell, Feburary 2011

Like the Ground Zero chamber-music impromptus by Juilliard students during the September 11 rescue operations, composer Ted Hearne's Katrina Ballads is an act of artistic empathy. Whereas the former sought simply to offer solace, Hearne's song cycle serves as an exquisitely written, if caustic, reminder of the inert and fatuous responses by government officials in the wake of the hurricane. Fans of Antony and the Johnsons may hear parallels to the singer's high-frequency vibrato in mezzo-soprano Abby Fischer's arresting 'Prologue,' but with its cabaret-style vocals and politically charged libretto, Katrina Ballads resembles more of a Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht collaboration. For the text, the Chicago-born composer keenly includes only direct quotes taken from national media interviews, a decision that allows then Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, First Lady Laura Bush and the President to indict themselves far more damningly than any commentary might. 'Anderson Cooper and Mary Landrieu: 9.1.05' weaves a duet between the CNN interviewer's restrained vexation and the Louisiana senator's incomprehensible responses, underpinned by anxious eighth-notes on viola and cello. The interchange ends in an inextricable knot of piano, strings, electronics and flute every bit as baffling as the words. Hearne's greatest success lies in his interweaving of New Orleans brass, blues and gospel with phrases such as 'FEMA' and 'supplemental bill' in a manner utterly convincing and musically compelling. Amid an abundance of expertly composed numbers, a turntablist-like breakdown of George Bush's infamous line 'Brownie, you're doin' a heck of a job' stands out as a miniature masterpiece. --Time Out Chicago, Doyle Armbrust, November 2010

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Emanuel and the Fear
The Perfect Me (Single)
2009
Written by Deerhoof
Arranged by Chris Coletti

Released December, 2009Format: Digital Single
Recorded by Ken Rich at Grand Street Studios (Brooklyn, NY)

Mixed by Joseph Rivas, Emanuel Ayvas and Jeff Gretz at Ishlab (Brooklyn, NY)

Mastered by Nathan James at Vault Mastering

Artwork by Laura McKellar

Line up:

Trumpet, Theramin – Chris Coletti
Trombone – Matt McDonald
Cello – Brian Sanders
Violin – Tom Swafford, Elizabeth Hanley
Background Vocals – Elizabeth Hanley, Brittany Anjou
Synth- Brittany Anjou
Electric Bass – Colin Dean
Drum Set – Jeff Gretz
Electric Guitar – Jeff Fowler
Lead Vocals, Accordian – Emanuel Ayvas

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Emanuel and the Fear
Emanuel and the Fear

2009
The debut 5 song EP from Brooklyn's Emanuel and the Fear.
"In [Emanuel and the Fear's] minds, no emotion is too small to warrant the full orchestral-pop treatment. Fortunately, they've got tunes, which always helps the sugar go down." --Village Voice

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Canadian Brass
Echo: Glory of Gabrieli

2009
Echo - Glory of Gabrieli displays the Brass's more serious side with an album exploring the Baroque innovations pioneered by Gabrieli at Venice's Basilica San Marco. Because of the Basilica's unique design, which included two choir lofts separated by a cavernous interior, it was difficult for choirs to sing in unison. Gabrieli used this to his advantage in his music for brass, creating works where one brass choir echoes or responds to the other -- a technique that proved immensely popular in his time and is recreated in our own by Canadian Brass.

In the words of Canadian Brass founding member Chuck Daellenbach, “Most Gabrieli-era recordings are blast fests -- fun to be part of, but not that wonderful to listen to, and certainly not authentic. When we started this project, I urged all participants, starting with the adapters/arrangers, to exercise intelligent authenticity. Simply stated, I wanted a result that took advantage of modern instruments without sacrificing the musical intent of the composers. Consequently, we observed as best we could the scholarship that abounds regarding this period, and combined it with advances in instrument quality, performer standards, and of course, state-of-the-art recording techniques.”

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Emanuel and the Fear
Listen

2009
Through intelligent and complex composition and a penchant for melodic pop, Emanuel and the Fear creates extravagant and climactic electro/orchestral arrangements which ebb and flow around honest and poetic lyrics, delivering a grand audible experience relatable to anyone who not only appreciates music, but has ever listened.With influences swinging as far as Beethoven and Glass and all the way to their peers Arcade Fire and Daft Punk, Emanuel and the Fear exploits its relentless talent and eclectic adaptability in a culmination of epic and theatrical proportions with its new album, Listen.
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Canadian Brass' New Christmas CD! (Sneak Preview)Frosty the Snowman
Brahms On Brass - Canadian Brass - Part 1/4 - YouTubeiTunes http://bit.ly/YeKFc6 CD - http://bit.ly/VcnyCJ Sheet Music - http://bit.ly/11Hy9Z7 Canadian Brass trumpeters Brandon Ridenour and Chris Coletti discus...
Papillon - CARNAVAL (Robert Schumann) 2013Welcome to CARNAVAL, Canadian Brass' newest CD release!
The disc features Robert Schumann's famed Carnaval, Op. 9 paired with his Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), Op. 15.

Feeling the fantasy of CanadianBrass playing Robert Schumann, Opening Day's (ODEG) videographer Austin Hitchcock has blended Canadian Brass performing this amazing music into a scene from "Gulliver's Travels" (Le Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les Géants - 1902), a film by George Melies, a French illusionist and filmmaker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Méliès).

Sheet Music: http://bit.ly/14IHm1w
iTunes: http://bit.ly/Carnavalitunes
Digital download: http://bit.ly/11hDFMr
Physical CD: http://bit.ly/ZjUeKd
Intermezzo/Paganini - CARNAVAL (Robert Schumann) 2013Welcome to CARNAVAL, Canadian Brass' newest CD release!
The disc features Robert Schumann's famed Carnaval, Op. 9 paired with his Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), Op. 15.

Feeling the fantasy of CanadianBrass playing Robert Schumann, Opening Day's (ODEG) videographer Austin Hitchcock has blended Canadian Brass performing this amazing music into a scene from "Gulliver's Travels" (Le Voyage de Gulliver à Lilliput et chez les Géants - 1902), a film by George Melies, a French illusionist and filmmaker (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Méliès).

Sheet Music: http://bit.ly/14IHm1w
iTunes: http://bit.ly/Carnavalitunes
Digital download: http://bit.ly/11hDFMr
Physical CD: http://bit.ly/ZjUeKd
Brahms On Brass - Canadian Brass - Part 2/4 - YouTubeiTunes http://bit.ly/YeKFc6 CD - http://bit.ly/VcnyCJ Sheet Music - http://bit.ly/11Hy9Z7 Canadian Brass trumpeters Brandon Ridenour and Chris Coletti discus...
Brahms On Brass - Canadian Brass - Part 3/4 - YouTubeiTunes http://bit.ly/YeKFc6 CD - http://bit.ly/VcnyCJ Sheet Music - http://bit.ly/11Hy9Z7 Canadian Brass trumpeters Brandon Ridenour and Chris Coletti discus...
Come Together with US Airforce Strings - Canadian Brass 2009Canadian Brass with the United States Air Force Orchestra

Soloists: Chris Coletti & Joe Burgstaller
Flight of the Bumblebee - Canadian Brass 2012This 2012 video, "Flight of the Bumblebee," is the title tune on CANADIAN BRASS' premiere Steinway & Sons label release, and, the first recording with all of the new permanent members of the ensemble: Chuck Daellenbach (tuba), Chris Coletti and Brandon Ridenour (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Eric Reed (horn).

This is the first recording the BRASS have made with their new custom-made gold-plated Bach & Conn instruments built by Conn-Selmer.
Flight of the Bumblebee - Canadian Brass 2012This 2012 video, "Flight of the Bumblebee," is the title tune on CANADIAN BRASS' premiere Steinway & Sons label release, and, the first recording with all of the new permanent members of the ensemble: Chuck Daellenbach (tuba), Chris Coletti and Brandon Ridenour (trumpets), Achilles Liarmakopoulos (trombone) and Eric Reed (horn).

This is the first recording the BRASS have made with their new custom-made gold-plated Bach & Conn instruments built by Conn-Selmer.
Brahms On Brass - Canadian Brass - Part 4/4 - YouTubeiTunes http://bit.ly/YeKFc6 CD - http://bit.ly/VcnyCJ Sheet Music - http://bit.ly/11Hy9Z7 Canadian Brass trumpeters Brandon Ridenour and Chris Coletti discus...
Brahms Chorale Prelude X - Canadian Brass 2012Brahms' "Chorale Prelude #10" arr. Ralph Sauer, featuring Canadian Brass trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos, has quickly become an important work in the BRASS Repertoire.

First recorded for the chart-topping "Brahms On Brass" it has been newly realized for the BRASS' 2012 release, "Takes Flight".
Brahms Chorale Prelude X - Canadian Brass 2012Brahms' "Chorale Prelude #10" arr. Ralph Sauer, featuring Canadian Brass trombonist Achilles Liarmakopoulos, has quickly become an important work in the BRASS Repertoire.

First recorded for the chart-topping "Brahms On Brass" it has been newly realized for the BRASS' 2012 release, "Takes Flight".
Brass Romance - Canadian Brass 2012Lady Gaga's Bad Romance performed by Canadian Brass - BRASS ROMANCE

iTunes - http://bit.ly/YYD8iI
Sheet Music - http://bit.ly/Wo0yNT

BRASS UNDERGROUND is Canadian Brass' new, innovative platform for sharing a series of newly composed arrangements. The first of these, recorded in an undisclosed basement in Toronto, is a brand new arrangement of Lady Gaga's mega hit, "Bad Romance" -- now titled "Brass Romance."

The mission of Brass Underground is to expand the boundaries of traditional Canadian Brass repertoire and appeal to all sorts of listeners. These "cover" arrangements come from the Brass' time spent "underground"- jamming and getting creative. While this may not always be the Canadian Brass music that audiences are used to, nor will they most likely hear these titles on their live performance circuit, fans are sure to enjoy this fresh side to CB!
Sphinxes (excerpt) - CARNAVAL (Robert Schumann) 2013
Handful of Keys - Canadian Brass in JapanCanadian Brass live at Art Park Concert Hall in Sapporo, Japan August 2013
Come Together - Canadian Brass (Beatles) 2011Texas Lutheran University
Jackson Auditorium
Seguin, TX
Recorded in 2011
Come Together - Canadian Brass (Beatles) 2011Texas Lutheran University
Jackson Auditorium
Seguin, TX
Recorded in 2011