Timbrando (2008)

Revueltas, Piazzolla, Traditional Costa-Rican, Veloso, Prieto, Villa-Lobos, Leon, Lara, Pascoal, Lacerda, Pixinguinha

Meridian Arts Ensemble

This is our ninth CD, and it is being released in the year of our twentieth anniversary. The CD is a travelogue of sorts, containing music we picked up on tour around Latin and South America and in the US. Several of the pieces on this disc were commissioned for our visit to the Subtropics Festival in Miami a city that is a great crossroads of Latin culture in 1997. Other pieces we collected in foreign places or from friends we made in those places. We have brought all this music to our home base, New York, another cross-cultural gathering place. And now to listeners wherever they may be. Timbrando is Portuguese for making a tone or sounding (it is related to the word timbre). Special thanks to Ambassador Donald Easum for his support over the years, and for his help in making this disc possible. Ocho por Radio Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940), arr. Jon Nelson Written in 1933, Ocho por Radio contains all the hallmarks of Revueltas compositional style: rhythmic vigor, a Stravinskian harmonic language, and a distinctly Mexican folk flavor. The title translates roughly as Eight on the Radio, and was originally written for eight players (yes, for a radio performance). In our version the forces are reduced to six players, yet the flavor of Mexico is still vital and ever-present. Daniel Grabois Oblivion Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992), arr. Raymond Stewart Astor Piazzolla was undoubtedly the greatest tango composer of all time. A virtuoso bandoneon player, he single-handedly transformed traditional tango dance music into nuevo tango, a mix of the traditional style with classical music and jazz. Oblivion was originally written for the soundtrack of the 1984 movie Enrico IV (Henry IV), but it has taken on a life of its own as a tremendously popular and beautiful Argentine ballad. Daniel Grabois ......

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Meridian Arts Ensemble

Meridian Arts Ensemble, a sextet comprised of five brass players and a percussionist, is America’s leading brass group exploring the music of today. Founded in 1987, with nine commercial CD releases, over fifty premieres, and performances on four continents and in forty-nine states, Meridian’s exciting and ambitious musical ap- proach has changed the face of classical music.
Now a faculty ensemble at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, the ensemble began its career looking away from academic music and toward the American vernacular. Meridian’s arrangements of the music of Frank Zappa brought critical and popular acclaim, interviews on NPR’s Weekend Edition, and performances in concert halls and rock clubs. Commissions from Milton Babbitt, Elliott Sharp, Tania Leon, Su Lian Tan, Mark Applebaum, Hermeto Pascoal, Nick Didkovsky, David Sanford, The Common Sense Composers’ Collective, Stephen Barber, John Halle, and Kirk Nurock have created a balanced and broad ranging repertoire for brass and percussion that peers into every corner of today’s musical experience.
Meridian’s catalog of nine CD’s on the Channel Classics label represents an equally broad look at the music of today. From an album of Baroque and Renaissance music to the latest release exploring the music of Central and South America, Meridian’s discs have garnered critical acclaim and a large and passionate popular following.
Meridian Arts Ensemble has succeeded in bringing classical music to popular audiences. Consistently attracting a diverse audience base, the ensemble has worked tirelessly to keep the traditions of classical music alive, to spread the appeal of these traditions, and to revisit these traditions from a contemporary sensibility.

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Timbrando (2008)

Revueltas, Piazzolla, Traditional Costa-Rican, Veloso, Prieto, Villa-Lobos, Leon, Lara, Pascoal, Lacerda, Pixinguinha

Meridian Arts Ensemble

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I have always thought of Meridian Arts Ensemble as the Kronos Quartet of the brass world new music, and often delving boldly into realms like jazz, rock, and non-Western music. They sound terrific in this collection of Latin American music.

Timbrando (2008)

Revueltas, Piazzolla, Traditional Costa-Rican, Veloso, Prieto, Villa-Lobos, Leon, Lara, Pascoal, Lacerda, Pixinguinha

Meridian Arts Ensemble

Cables:Van den Hul T3 series
Digital Converters:Meitner A/D DSD / Meitner DA
Mastering Engineer:Jared Sacks
Mastering Equipment:B&W 803 diamond series
Microphones:Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mixing Board:Rens Heijnis custom design
Producer:Jared Sacks
Recording Engineer:Jared Sacks
Recording location:Doopgezinde kerk Deventer, The Netherlands 2008
Recording Software:Pyramix bij Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate:DSD64
Speakers:Audiolab, Holland

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Ocho Por Radio
Revueltas
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Oblivion
Piazzolla
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Rican - Caballito Nicoyano
Traditional Costa-Rican
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Michelangelo Antonioni
Veloso
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Echo-Dimensions
Prieto
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Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, Aria (Cantilena)
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Saoko
Leon
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Lobos - Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1
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En Par De Los Levantes De La Aurora
Lara
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Timbrando
Pascoal
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, Lacerda - Um A Zero
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