These are the most beautiful Ave Maria-compositions arranged for brass septet, solo trumpet, and percussion.
IN AVE MARIA SERIES WE HAVE:
Giulio Caccini: Ave Maria, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ave Verum, Gabriel Faure: Requiem / Pie Jesu, Charles Camille Saint-Saens: Ave Maria, J.S. Bach & Charles Gounod: Ave Maria, Giuseppe Verdi: Preghiera di Desdemona, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sancta Maria, Gioachino Rossini: Cuius Animam, Franz Schubert: Ave Maria, Cesar Franck: Panis Angelicus, Pietro Mascagni: Ave Maria aus Cavalleria Rusticana,
THE FINNISH BRASS SEPTET – SOMETHING UNIQUE FROM FINLAND
Brass septet is the most “Finnish” of different band line-ups in the world. The original composition of a Finnish brass septet consists of an Eb-cornet, 1st and 2nd Bb cornets, Eb-alto horn, Bb-tenor horn, Bb-barytone horn (euphonium) and a tuba. The unique sound of a brass septet is achieved by having all the instruments come from the board-mensure cornet family. You can also play this material easily with, trumpets, french horns, trombones etc.
These Ave Maria arrangements are from The Guards Brass Septet record Angel Music (Warner)
Soloist in record is one of the most accomplished trumpet players of his generation, Jouko Harjanne and conducted by chief conductor of Finnish Defence Forces Elias Seppälä
The Guards Septet has proviously released the recordings: With Guts and Heart (KSCD0192) Fanfare for the Common Man (KSCD0295) , The Three Kings (BLKCD1), Angel Music (Warner) with Jouko Harjanne (trp.soloist) and Narva- Tunes of Comfort (SAMCD34) with Jouko Harjanne (trp.soloist) , The Peacetime Marches with Jukka Perko (sax.soloist)