There's nothing like Brass for the Holidays!

Reviews

". . . they were impressive . . .
and proclaim Christmas to our ears as vividly
as the smell of fresh-cut evergreens does to our noses."

- The Washington Post

"It was a glorious, grand, exciting, entertaining, rafter-ringing performance... Had the audience had its way, the group would still be playing.  I, for one, would still be listening, still be toe-tapping, still be applauding and still be enthralled," reported the Napa Register.  From Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center, from the Boston Esplanade to Merv Griffin's Resort in Palm Springs, throughout forty-six states and eleven countries, trumpeter Earl Raney continues to lead his band of virtuoso brass players on a spirited romp through five centuries of holiday music, blending serious artistry with light-hearted entertainment. The thrill of listening to great brass music is only surpassed by the contagious fun the performers and audience are sharing.  It's no wonder Epic Brass receives repeat invitations year after year.  Experience brilliant, take-your-breath-away performances of Baroque Christmas masterworks, beloved carols, and rollicking renditions of all the holly jolly favorites!  Listen to what the critics say, then listen to an Epic Brass CD and hear what their horns say.
 

CLASSICAL  (also see Pops listing below!)

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring BWV 147      J.S. Bach

Wir eilen mit schwanken, doch emsigen Schritten BWV 78     J.S. Bach

My Sprit Be Joyful BWV 146       J.S. Bach

A Christmas Fantasy        Custer

    Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
    Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light

Die Schlittenfahrt "Sleighride", K. 605     W.A. Mozart

Farandole from L'Arlesienne Suite No. 2     Bizet

Selections from The Nutcracker, Op.71       Tchaikovsky

    March
    Arabian Dance
    Dance of the Sugar Plum Tuba
    Trepak

Troika from Lt. Kije      Prokofiev

TRADITIONAL

Star of Wonder         Swearingen

    We Three Kings of Orient Are
    What Child Is This?

I Wonder as I Wander         Appalachian carol /Raney

Two Christmas Spirituals       African-American Spirituals

    Sweet Little Jesus Boy
    Go Tell It On the Mountain

Holiday Bells Suite

    Carol of the Bells         Ukranian carol
    I  Heard the Bells on Christmas Day      Marks
    Ding Dong, Merrily On High!      16th Century France

A Carol Fantasy        Iveson

    Angels We have Heard on High
    Away in a Manger
    God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
    Good King Wencaslas

'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (Huron Indian Carol)    16th century traditional

March of the Toys/Toyland from Babes in Toyland   Victor Herbert

The Sleighride       Anderson

It's Beginning to Look A lot like Christmas    Willson

A Merry Brass Bash         Raney

    Silver Bells         Livingston
    I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus      Connors
    I'll Be Home for Christmas
          Kent, Gannon, Ram
    Santa Baby         Javits, P. & T. Springer

White Xmas / Let it Snow!       Berlin & Cahn/Stine

A Dixieland Christmas        Various

NOVELTY

Jingle Bells Forever (March)     Sousa/Smith

Pachelbel's Christmas        Pachelbel/Dorff

Some selections  pending composer/publisher performance permission
 

POPS LISTING

Sleigh Ride
Santa Baby
A Carol Festival
Deck the Halls
Silver Bells
Let it Snow!
Carol of the Bells
It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Have Yourself a Merrily Little Christmas
Selections from The Nutcracker
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
The Little Drummer Boy
Sousa's Christmas
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Frosty, the Snowperson
Jingle All the Way!
White Christmas
I Wonder As I Wander
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I'll Be Home for Christmas
Calypso Christmas
Here Comes Santa Claus
Go Tell It On the Mountain
Most of the 12 Days of Christmas
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)

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