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No Strings Attached (Ludwigsburg, 25.01.2018)

Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
Terpsichore Suite (Arr.: Peter Reeve)
1. Entrée
2. Ballet du Roy
3. Volte
4. La Pavane
5. Courante Finale

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
From: Serenade Nr. 10 in B Major “Gran Partita” KV 361 (Arr.: Tom Poulson)
1. Tema con variazioni
2. Finale. Molto allegro

Jan Koetsier (1911-2006)
Brass Symphony
1. Allegro
2. Larghetto
3. Rondo


Tom Harrold (*1991)
Skirll (2010/15)

Lorenz Raab (*1975)
No Strings Attached (2013)

Tsuumi Sound System
Tsuumi Suite (Arr.: Oliver Groenewald)
1. Hotas
2. Käytävä
3. Meteor


About the program

Praetorius devoted most of his life to church music: he published more than twenty collections, mostly of settings of Lutheran chorales, and a number of others are known to have existed in manuscript. He also planned a series of collections of secular music named after the various Greek muses, including Euterpe (Italian and English dances), Thalia (toccatas and canzonas) and Erato (German secular songs). Unfortunately, in the event he managed to publish only one, Terpsichore, musarum aoniarum quinta (1612), consisting of 312 dances in four, five and six parts. The contents of Terpsichore are often assumed to be the compositions of Praetorius himself, however they are collections of different French dance styles—some by him and others are such as harmonisations of melodies supplied by Emeraud; original five-part pieces by Caroubel, a French court violinist; and those he labelled 'anonymous' (pieces received by him in two-part form, to which he just added inner parts). Pipe and tabor and the bagpipes are the only wind instruments used on this recording—the rest of the instrumentation is for violin bands as it seems that, despite recent recordings and interpretations, the collection was primarily intended for violins.

Tom Harrold - SKIRLL (2010, revised version 2015)
‘Skirll’ is a Scottish word for scream
The premiere of Skirll was in 2011 in Hangar 21, Detmold as part of WorldBrass’ famous ‘Concert in the Dark’ series.  Tom was present for the rehearsals and premier.

Lorenz Raab - No Strings Attached
Lorenz Raab is a trumpet player who feels at home in both classical music (as Principal trumpet of the Volksoper Wien since 2003) and Jazz (in his own and other ensembles.)
WorldBrass has know Lorenz for about 15 years  and saw him growing into a great improviser and composer. He always manages to write fantastic but quiet surprising melodies.
No Strings Attached is written for WorldBrass in 2013 and has already become an audience favourite at WorldBrass concerts.