Meridian Arts Ensemble | Americantus: The Music of Britton Theurer

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Americantus: The Music of Britton Theurer

by Meridian Arts Ensemble

Reflective, poignant and virtuosic music for brass.
Genre: Classical: Brass quintet
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Americantus
7:59 $0.99
2. Animal Rights: Cock Crow
1:30 $0.99
3. Animal Rights: Chicken Strut
4:13 $0.99
4. Animal Rights: Turtle Rap
3:48 $0.99
5. Animal Rights: Loon Calls
4:45 $0.99
6. Colloquy: Exhortation
3:07 $0.99
7. Colloquy: Concordance
2:16 $0.99
8. Colloquy: Paroxysm
3:40 $0.99
9. Solanum Dulcamara
6:18 $0.99
10. Americanadian Rhapsody
5:52 $0.99
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Album Notes
"I am an incurable fan of the Meridian Arts Ensemble. They have a passion for creative innovation and a commitment to presenting music that elicits attentive ears and open minds. A Meridian concert assumes that, deep down, a listener wants to experience beauty, coherence, humor, contrast, uncertainty, and even challenge presented in the context of virtuosity, precision, and ardent emotional persuasiveness. The relationship between performer and listener is taken very seriously. Just as the Meridians search for significance, depth, sincerity, and “stretch” in repertoire, they hope for a listening audience that seeks relief from escapist fluff and entertainment. Undivided, active participation is required, and will reward the listener with a broadened palette of emotional, intellectual, and possibly visceral artistic references. To have one’s brass chamber music presented by this remarkable ensemble is a privilege beyond comprehension."

Britton Theurer, Professor of Trumpet
East Carolina University



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Carson Johnson

A beautiful CD, Raymond. You guys are getting better and better and this one goes over the top.
Stop by and see me if you every get back to Southern Illinois.

Chris Neverve

Great Music!
This CD is amazingly refreshing. The clarity of the groups sound is fantastic. The music, written by Dr Britton Theurer, is suprisingly unique in a time when uniqueness is a sought after quality. Anyone who enjoys origional music and great contemporary brass playing will love this CD.