JOHN GARDNER (b.1917): Music for Brass and Organ - Flourish for a Wedding for 2 Trumpets, Horn, 2 Trombones, Tuba and Organ, Op. 162, Easter Fantasy for 2 Trumpets, 2 Trombones and Organ, Op. 232, Theme and Variations for Brass Quartet, Op. 7, 5 Dances for Organ, Op. 179, Sonata da Chiesa sopra un tema di Claudio Monteverdi for 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba and Organ, Op. 136, Sonata Secolare for for 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, Tuba and Organ, Op. 117.
Catalogue Number: 04M069
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0048
Description: Tonal, well-crafted, charming and often witty, Gardner's music is characterized by his love of jazz, Renaissance and Baroque procedures and a mastery of imitative counterpoint. Brass fanciers will not hesitate but the Five Dances (Lavolta, Pavin, Jig, Lament and Fling) for solo organ are also a barrel of fun. Paul Archibald (trumpet), Cosmopolitan Brass, Stephen King (organ of Brentwood Cathedral), Chris Garnder (conductor).