Canzon Vigesimanona

Composed by
Girolamo Frescobaldi
Arranged by
Jock McKenzie
Price
£ 11.00 

A Canzone or Canzona is an Italian or Provençal song or ballad. An important Italian instrumental form of the late 16th and early 17th century, it is also used to describe a type of lyric, which resembles a madrigal. Sometimes a composition, which is simple and songlike, is designated as a Canzone, it literally translates as "song" in Italian.

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Girolamo Alessandro Frescobaldi (1583–1643) was a musician from Ferrara in Italy, one of the most important composers of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods. Frescobaldi was appointed organist of St. Peter's Basilica, from 1608 until 1628 and again from 1634 until his death. Frescobaldi's collections contain some of the most influential music of the 17th century. His work influenced Johann Sebastian Bach, Henry Purcell, and countless other major composers. Pieces from his celebrated collection of liturgical organ music, Fiori Musicali (1635), were used as models of strict counterpoint as late as the 19th century. Contemporary accounts describe Frescobaldi as a child prodigy; he quickly gained prominence as a performer and patronage of important noblemen. Composers who visited Ferrara during the period included numerous important masters such as Claudio Monteverdi, John Dowland and Orlando de Lassus. Contemporary critics acknowledged Frescobaldi as the single greatest influence of keyboard music of his time, both as a player and composer. Frescobaldi’s music did not lose direct influence until the 1660s, and his works held influence over the development of keyboard music over a century after his death. The composer's other works include collections of canzonas, fantasias, capriccios and other keyboard works. Frescobaldi was the first of the great composers of the ancient Franco-Dutch-Italian tradition who chose to focus his creative energy on instrumental composition and brought a wide range of emotion to the relatively unplumbed depths of instrumental music.

A Canzone or Canzona is an Italian or Provençal song or ballad. An important Italian instrumental form of the late 16th and early 17th century, it is also used to describe a type of lyric, which resembles a madrigal. Sometimes a composition, which is simple and songlike, is designated as a Canzone, it literally translates as "song" in Italian. In this arrangement the work has been written for two antiphonal brass choirs. To help give a sense of antiphony, the choirs should spread out as much as possible utilising balconies, organ lofts and stage wings.

“This intriguing "water-borne" voyage runs the gamut from more classically-tinged interpretations to straight-ahead and improvised jazz. Along that journey we are treated to a highly inspired and masterfully presented performance.”

Nicholas F. Mondello
Allaboutjazz.com

“This is joyous stuff; an intelligent, coherent crossover disc, performed with phenomenal punch. Brilliantly recorded too – what’s the point of assembling a collective of virtuoso brass players if they can’t make your ears bleed ?”

Graham Rickson
www.theartsdesk.com

“The end result, is a resounding success. This is not a commercial CD, this is education, passion and self belief written in the sleeve notes”

Richard Walker
British Trombone Society

“One of the finest brass ensemble recordings that has ever come my way.”

Rodney Newton
Composer, arranger and music journalist

“Every now and again a recording that is both truly outstanding and will have great appeal to brass band listeners appears on the shelves. We are delighted to make it the first recipient of our CD of the Year Editors Award.”

Kenneth Crookston
British Bandsman

“One of the all time great brass recordings OF ALL TIME”

Jiggs Whigham
International Jazz Trombone Soloist and Musical Director, BBC Big Band

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