Thursday, March 26, 2009
Here is yet another group interested in providing modern audiences with the sound traditions of the early brass ensemble. The group was founded in 1979 and is the resident early music ensemble at the Univeristy of New Hampshire. They have a very simple, but informative website which can be found here.
If you're interested in a CD of Renaissance brass music, you're in luck. Renaissance Brass Music features the Eastman Brass Quintet and the Paris Instrumental Ensemble to bring you the works of Gabrieli, Scheidt, Weelkes, Simmes, Ferrabosco, Holborne, and Gibbons.
The Maryland Early Brass Consort is based in Baltimore, Maryland. They specialize in the performance of early brass music from the Renaissance, Baroque, Romantic and Classical periods, using historically accurate instruments. They play for educational workshops, Renaissance fairs, equestrian events, weddings, and the like. They're website has some sample programs, as well as links to some natural trumpet history and a natural trumpet discography. Very cool.