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The Canadian Brass on Classical KC

Courtesy of the Artist
Caleb Hudson, Brandon Ridenour, Chuck Daellenbach, Jeff Nelson and Achilles Liarmakopoulos of the Canadian Brass.

Classical KC speaks with Jeff Nelson and Achilles Liarmakopoulos of the legendary quintet, the Canadian Brass, about their origin story, new music, Christmas music and bringing their sense of silly fun and virtuosity to stages for over fifty years.


Brooke Knoll


Jeff Nelson, horn
Achilles Liarmakopoulos, trombone


Tribute to the Ballet
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Edvard Grieg, arr. by the Canadian Brass
From the album "Canadian Brass Live!"

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Variation 3. Canon at the unison
Variation 6. Canon at the second
Variation 9. Canon at the third
Variation 16. Overture
Variation 26
Variation 30 - Quodlibet
by Johann Sebastian Bach
From the album "Bach: Goldberg Variations"

New York Cityscape
V. Tarantella (Mulberry Street)
by Jeff Tyzik
With the University of North Texas Wind Symphony
Eugene Migliaro Corporon, conductor

Brandon's Lament
by Brandon Ridenour

by Michael Kamen
From the album "Takes Flight"

Bach's Bell
by Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. by Chris Coletti

Greensleeves, What Child Is This
Trad. arr. Brandon Ridenour

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, arr. Luther Henderson

From the album "Christmas Time is Here"

The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Trad. arr. by the Canadian Brass

From the album "Classic Christmas Brass"

You can learn more about the Canadian Brass at canadianbrass.com, and you can learn about their performance in Kansas City at hjseries.org.

Brooke Knoll is the digital audience specialist and on-air host for Classical KC. You can reach her at brooke@classicalkc.org.
Sam Wisman is a Producer for 91.9 Classical KC. Email him at samwisman@classicalkc.org.