Suite of Elizabethan and Jacobean consort music
Suite from 19th Century Russia
Anders Hillborg – Brass Quintet
Steven Franklin – Three Romances (composed for ABQ and Aspen Music Festival)
Suite of canons of the 16th Century
Joan Tower – Copperwave
The American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the premier chamber music ensembles of our time and celebrated for peerless leadership in the brass world. As the 2013 recipient of Chamber Music America’s highest honor, the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field, the quintet’s rich history includes performances in Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Canada and the United States; a discography of nearly 60 recordings; and the premieres of over 150 contemporary brass works.
This stylish program spans more than 400 years of music and features works by Thomas Morley, John Dowland, Josquin des Prés, Palestrina and others in tandem with an original work composed for the Quintet and debuted at Aspen this summer and music by contemporary composers Joan Tower (American) and Anders Hillborg (Sweden).
The New York Times recently wrote that “among North American brass ensembles none is more venerable than the American Brass Quintet,” while American Record Guide has called the ABQ “of all the brass quintets, the most distinguished.” Through its acclaimed performances, diverse programming, commissioning, extensive discography and educational mission, the American Brass Quintet has created a legacy unparalleled in the brass field.