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Brass, Reeds, and Percussion: June 13, 2020

Elbeblech is a German brass quintet. At least four of the five members were taking lessons on brass instruments before the age of 10. All are members of various symphony orchestras around Germany. The group came up with concept album: music attributed to Johan Sebastian Bach, but not actually composed by him and music from the same period as Bach that was as good as Bach. So today's edition of Brass, Reeds, and Percussion features Elbeblech performing brass quintet arrangements of music composed by three—probably unknown to most of us—baroque composers: Johan Fischer, Johnan Kellner, and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, who is, of course, one of the sons of J. S. Bach.


  1. Sound Off (1885)
    Composer:  John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
    Performer:  U.S. Marine Band
    Album:  Sound Off
  2. Christ Ist Erstanden
    Composer:  Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (1656-1746)
    Performer:  Elbeblech
    Album:  As Good as Bach
  3. Fugue in D Major
    Composer:  Johann Peter Kellner (1705-1772)
    Performer:  Elbeblech
    Album:  As Good as Bach
  4. Siciliano from Flute Sonata
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
    Performer:  Elbeblech
    Album:  As Good as Bach
  5. When I'm Walking My Sweetness (Down Among the Sugar Cane)
    Composer:  Charlie Tobias (lyrics, 1898-1970), Sidney Clare (lyrics, 1892-1972) & Peter De Rose (music, 1896-1953)
    Performer:  West End Jazz Band
    Album:  We're in the '20s
  6. Ladies in Lavender
    Composer:  Nigel Hess (1953- )
    Performer:  Central Band of Royal Air Force
    Album:  New London Pictures
  7. Firestorm
    Composer:  Stephen Bulla (1953- )
    Performer:  U.S. Continental Army Band
    Album:  To the Fallen
  8. Famous 22nd Regiment March (1874)
    Composer:  Patrick S. Gilmore (1829-1892)
    Performer:  U.S. Marine Band
    Album:  Sound Off
  9. Musical Journey Through New Orleans
    Composer:  Traditional, arranged by Paul A. Murtha (1960- )
    Performer:  U.S. Army Concert Band with Huntsville very own Harry Watters playing trombone
    Album:  High Speed
  10. Upper Manhattan Medical Group (recorded 1960)
    Composer:  Billy Strayhorn (1915-1967)
    Performer:  Dizzy Gillespie & His Band
    Album:  Billy Strayhorn Songbook
  11. A Genius, Two Partners, and a Dupe (1975)
    Composer:  Ennio Morricone (1928- )
    Performer:  Marc Reift Wind Orchestra
    Album:  Cinemagic 25

Air Date: 

Saturday, June 13, 2020



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