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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Cycle For 9 Instruments - The Music Of Arthur Custer

Three Pieces For Six Brass
The Music Of Arthur Custer
Cycle For 9 Instruments
The Francis Chagrin Ensemble, directed by Harold Faberman
Rhapsodality Brown!
Four Ideas For Piano - Dwight Peltzer, Piano
3 Pieces For 6 Brass - The American Brass Quintet plus 2nd Horn
String Quartet No. 2 - Concertino for Second Violin - The St. Louis Quartet
Serenus Corporation SRS 12024

Here's a sample from another obscure Arthur Custer album I picked up. The piece, Rhaposdality Brown!, was written in 1968 according to the notes.

The sample above was written in 1958 (from the back cover): for an ensemble consisting of 2 Trumpets, 2 Horns, Tenor Trombone and Bass Trombone. There are three movements: Allegretto, Adagio and Presto, which in performance turn out to be Brisk, with alternating clusters and contrapuntal passages; Slow, mysterious, chorale-sounding, evocative; and Brightly, lively and bouncy as a jig with a fine, driving finish.

Link here for another obscure (and much more spacey) Custer sample/album: Found Objects - 1969

1 comment:

  1. Great music! Wonderful. 1958 was a good year for music. Johnny B. Goode was also written that year, by Chuck Berry.


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