Gilson: La Fanfare Wagnerienne - Guildhall Brass, Eric Crees
The first recording ever of this lost work! At the turn of the twentieth century, Belgian composer Paul Gilson penned a large-scale suite for brass that was inspired by and a homage to the new brass sound that was invented by Wagner while composing The Ring. This suite covered a wide range of style and theme, and was one of the first brass suites of substance. These works were performed, but during the course of The Great War they were lost. In 2011 they were re-discovered by Eric Crees - the leading arranger for brass in the UK, principal trombone of the Royal Opera house, a 30-year veteran of the London Symphony Orchestra, and professor at the Guildhall School. He had the first performance of this suite since WWI and subsequently made this world-premiere recording.
1. Scherzo Fantastique 008:05/ 2 Fackelzug 11:55/ 3 Rapsodie and Fantazijstuck Rapsodie 005:04/ 4 Rapsodie and Fantazijstuck Fantazijstuck 12:18/ 5 Fantaisie 006:45/ 6 Variations Symphoniques 19:57/ 7 Rapsodie 7:59/