Composer: Enrique Crespo (b. 1941)
Performance date: 30/06/2018
Venue: St. Brendan’s Church
Composition Year: 1977
Recording Engineer: Ciaran Cullen, RTÉ
Instrumentation Category:Brass Quartet
Instrumentation Other: tpt, tpt, frhn, tbn
London Chamber Brass Seb Philpott [trumpet], Cai Isfryn [trumpet], Oli Hickie [French horn], Barnaby Philpott [trombone]) -
Enrique Crespo [born 1941]
Suite Americana No.1 (1977)
2. Bossa Nova
3. Vals Peruano
4. Zamba Gaucha
5. Son de Mexico
Originally hailing from Uruguay, Enrique Crespo is a trombonist and founding member of German Brass. He is a prolific arranger of brass and his compositions are often inspired by his Latin and South American background.
Suite Americana No. 1 has become a staple of brass chamber music repertoire, due to its diverse styles. Over the course of its five movements, he takes the listener on a veritable travelogue around the Americas. He opens with a New Orleans rag, before an irresistible Brazilian bossa nova. Next is a Peruvian waltz, followed by an Argentinean samba and finally a Mexican song. His extensive knowledge of the capabilities and strengths of each instrument allow for the brass ensemble to really shine.
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