Recipients of the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award 2013
The American Brass Quintet
Kevin Cobb, trumpet
Louis Hanzlik, trumpet
Eric Reed, horn
Michael Powell, trombone
John D. Rojak, bass trombone
Consort Music of Elizabethan and Jacobean England (edited by Louis Hanzlik)
Arise, awake Thomas Morley (1557-1603)
Lachrimae Antiquae (Pavan) John Dowland (1563-1626)
I Go Before, My Darling Thomas Morley
Though Philomela Lost Her Love Thomas Morley
Oft Have I Vow’d John Wilbye (1574-1638)
Canzon William Brade (1560-1630)
Lux Aeterna (Gregorian chant) (edited by Louis Hanzlik)
Lux Aeterna Evan Williams (b. 1988)
Quarantine Quintet Donald York (b. 1947)
Chansons Josquin des Prés (c.1440-1521)
En l'ombre d'ung buissonet (Edited by Raymond Mase)
Plaine de dueil
De tous biens playne
Kanon; N'esse pas ung grant deplaisir
Nautilus (from Sacred Geometry) (2021) David Biedenbender (b. 1984)
Colchester Fantasy Eric Ewazen (b. 1954)
The Rose and Crown
The Marquis of Granby
The Red Lion
About The American Brass Quintet
Hailed by Newsweek as “the high priests of brass,” the American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the era’s premier chamber music ensembles. “The most distinguished” of brass quintets (American Record Guide), the group has earned its stellar reputation through its celebrated performances, genre-defining commissioned works and ongoing commitment to the education of generations of musicians. Since its founding in 1960, the American Brass Quintet has performed on five continents, made nearly 60 recordings, and premiered more than 150 contemporary works for brass.
The American Brass Quintet has commissioned works by leading composers that have contributed significantly to both contemporary chamber music and the foundation of the modern brass quintet repertoire. Such composers include Robert Beaser, William Bolcom, Elliott Carter, Eric Ewazen, Anthony Plog, Huang Ruo, David Sampson, Gunther Schuller, William Schuman, Joan Tower, and Charles Whittenberg, among many others. The Quintet’s Emerging Composer Commissioning program produced brass quintets by rising stars Gordon Beeferman, Jay Greenberg, Trevor Gureckis, and Shafer Mahoney. The group’s latest album Perspectives (2017), one of 12 albums with Summit Records, features music by Robert Paterson, Jay Greenberg, Sebastian Currier, and Eric Ewazen, and has earned praise for bringing the “utmost cohesion, balance, and expressivity to each of the scores they perform with ear-catching intensity and finesse” (Gramophone).
Committed to the development of brass chamber music through higher education, the American Brass Quintet has served as Ensemble-in-Residence at The Juilliard School since 1987 and at the Aspen Music Festival since 1970. President Emeritus Joseph Polisi has said of the group’s residency at Juilliard, “With intelligence, artistry, and imagination, the American Brass Quintet has exemplified the highest standards of chamber music for brass instruments during its remarkable existence.” In 2018, the group launched the ABQ Seminar @ Aspen, a four-week brass chamber music intensive at the Aspen Music Festival that offers the highest caliber of training for emerging brass quintets and musicians. Since 2000, the Quintet also has shared its expertise in chamber music coaching and performance through a program of short residencies that feature regularly in the group’s touring schedule. Offering young musicians an intense chamber music experience over several days, the Quintet’s residencies have been embraced by schools and communities throughout the United States and in a dozen foreign countries.
Among its numerous distinctions and citations, the American Brass Quintet is the 2013 recipient of the Richard J. Bogomolny National Service Award for significant and lasting contributions to the field, the highest honor accorded by Chamber Music America.
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