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Quiet City

Quiet City

Album Info

Ensemble Wynton Marsalis with Eastman Wind Ensemble
Release Date May 30th, 1989
Formats CD, Digital Download
Genre Classical Recordings


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Track Listing

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Toccata Marziale, for military band in B flat major – Composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams with Eastman Wind Ensemble Conducted by Donald Hunsberger 4:32
Variations for brass band
Theme: Andante maestoso 0:50
Variation I: Poco tranquillo 0:47
Variation II: Tranquillo cantabile 0:45
Variation III: Allegro 0:17
Variation IV: Allegro (Canon) 0:38
Variation V: Moderato sostenuto 1:02
Variation VI: Tempo di Valse 0:38
Variation VII: Arabesque; Andante sostenuto 1:16
Variation VIII: Alla polacca 1:50
Variation IX: Adagio 2:18
Variation X: Allegro moderato (Fugata) 0:57
Variation XI: Chorale 2:36
Konzertmusik for wind orchestra, Op. 41 Konzertante Overture
Konzertante Ouverture: Maestoso; Lebhafte Viertel 5:09
Sechs Variationen Uber das Lied: “Prinz Eugen, der Edle Ritter” 6:17
Marsch 2:22
AARON COPLAND (1900-1990) for Solo Trumpet, English Horn and Wind Ensemble
Quiet City – Composed by Aaron Copland with Eastman Wind Ensemble, Philip Koch, Wynton Marsalis 10:51 Play
Music for Prague 1968, for concert band
I – Introduction And Fanfare: Adagio 6:17
II – Aria: Moderato molto 5:52
III – Interlude: Misterioso 3:50
IV - Toccata and Chorale: Vivace 7:41

Liner Notes

Composed in 1939 as incidental music for a play by Irwin Shaw, Quiet City was reset by Copland the following year for solo trumpet, solo English horn and string ensemble. The mood of the work contrasts questioning lines and long cantinela phrases in the two solo voices with an accompaniment at once still and subdued, and later alternately fervent and moving. Wynton Marsalis and Phillip Koch combine their unique talents in this version, scored for solo trumpet, solo English horn and chamber wind ensemble by Donald Hunsberger. This edition is the only such setting to bear the approval of the composer.


Eastman Wind Ensemble; Donald Hunsberger, Conductor; Wynton Marsalis, trumpet; PHILLIP KOCH, English Horn

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