Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble: Gabrieli Sonata 18
  • Classical music composed by Giovanni Gabrieli Giovanni Gabrieli (1554/7-1612) - Sonata 18 a 14 (1615) Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble with members of the Orchestra of the 17th Century, Washington DC (Period instrument ensembles) Michael Holmes, music director Recording: Summer, 2001 at St. Mark's Episcopal Church on Capitol Hill, Washington DC About the group: Fast becoming the premiere ensemble of its kind in North America, the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble, directed by Michael Holmes, consists of early brass specialists from the Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York City areas. The WCSE's membership has modified and grown considerably since its inception in 1997. It has performed extensively and has been in high demand all along the east coast USA, collaborating in adventuresome programs with prominent period ensembles such as Lumen Valo (Finland), New Trinity Baroque (Atlanta), Sacra Fuma (Princeton), the Orchestra of the 17th Century (DC), the Washington Bach Consort (DC), Carmina (DC), Cantate Chamber Singers (DC), the Washington Kantorei (DC), and Zephyrus (Charlottesville). Its repertoire has been vast, exploring almost every possible style and region, including music from Germany, Italy, Poland, Bohemia, Moravia, Scandinavia, Spain, England and the New World. In the summer of 2001, WCSE produced its first recording of music by Gabrieli and Schütz. In August 2003, WCSE was invited to be the featured ensemble at the Historic Brass Society Festival at Yale University (New Haven, CT), and ...

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