After a five-year recording hiatus, the Gaudete Brass Quintet returns to the studio for its triumphant fourth album, "sevenfive: The John Corigliano Effect." Founded in 2004, the Gaudete Brass Quintet has distinguished itself for its dedication to both excellence in performance and promotion of brass chamber music and repertoire. The ensemble’s busy live performance schedule is punctuated by regular educational programs at prestigious institutions such as The Juilliard School and the Eastman School of Music.
Their latest album, '"sevenfive: The John Corigliano Effect," celebrates the work of American composer John Corigliano, who has been hailed by musical greats such as Aaron Copland, Joshua Bell, Yo Yo Ma and Leonard Bernstein as one of the greatest composers of our day. He has won a Pulitzer Prize, an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, and the Grawenmeyer Award for Music Composition.
World-premiere recordings of Corigliano’s "Fanfares to Music, Antiphon," and a new arrangement of "Gazebo Dances" bookend a program that also features world-premiere recordings of works by several of Corigliano’s proteges from his days as a professor at Juilliard. Featured composers include David Sampson, Conrad Winslow and Jeremy Howard Beck. The album’s title comes from Steven Bryant’s "sevenfive," which was commissioned by the quintet in honor of Corigliano’s 75th birthday.