Mahler #2 Finale / CSO Brass Concert

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Mahler #2 Finale / CSO Brass Concert

Post by patrickosmith » Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:25 pm

Here's a good review of the CSO Brass Concert on 15-DEC-2021. ... ng-mahler/

The finale selection was my commissioned arrangement for orchestral brass, percussion, and organ with optional chorus and harp. In the words of the music critic ...

"The concert’s finale was the definition of grand: a broad swath of the closing movement from Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony in a spectacular arrangement that precisely framed the gravitas and aspiration of the original work. Off-stage trumpets summoned the chaos of purgatory before the reunited ensemble began the long, swelling musical ascent of transmigration."

"So closely did Mulcahy and his musicians, augmented by timpani and percussion, mirror the full orchestral context of Mahler’s work – again banishing from mind the absence of strings and woodwinds – that one might have forgotten entirely about the other missing element: the chorus. The audience sprang from its seats, roaring in mad approval. I couldn’t help thinking Mulcahy could have taken it from the top, on the spot, and those listeners would have returned to pin-drop quiet, in rapt gratitude."
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Re: Mahler #2 Finale / CSO Brass Concert

Post by Kbiggs » Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:54 pm

Congratulations to you and Stephen Bulla! Well done!
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Re: Mahler #2 Finale / CSO Brass Concert

Post by Mikebmiller » Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:07 pm

Is the arrangement available for purchase?
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