Baroque composition that was tailor-made for the Basilica di Marco in Venice, Italy. The church was built with two choir lofts which faced each other, and it inspired Giovanni Gabrieli and others to write pieces of music with call and response, and echo. Its result was that of stereo surround sound, about four centuries before such an effect could be machine-made.
“Canzon in Double Echo” is part of a larger work entitled 12 Sacrae Symphoniae, and it dates from the late 16th-early 17th century. It has been arranged for twelve-piece brass choir and octet and has been covered by a variety of groups, such as the Canadian Brass, the Ohio State University Brass Ensemble, and the San Antonio Wind Symphony.
The Principal Brass of the New York Philharmonic and Boston Symphony Orchestra recordings
Canzon in Double Echo (Giovanni Gabrieli)
Arranger – Arthur Frackenpohl
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Here it is by the Tanglewood Music Center Brass…