2. BRASS & ORGAN
The pipe organ is the grandest musical instrument in size and scope. It has existed in its current form since the 14th century.
Along with the clock, it was considered one of the most complex human-made mechanical creations before the Industrial Revolution. Pipe organs range in size from a single short keyboard to huge instruments with over 10,000 pipes. A large modern organ typically has three or four keyboards (manuals) with five octaves (61 notes) each, and a two-and-a-half octave (32-note) pedal board.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart called the organ the “King of instruments”. Some of the biggest instruments have 64-foot pipes and it sounds to an 8 Hz frequency fundamental tone. Perhaps the most distinctive feature is the ability to range from the slightest sound to the most powerful, plein-jeu impressive sonic discharge, which can be sustained in time indefinitely by the organist.
Another interesting feature lies in its intrinsic “polyphony” approach: each set of pipes can be played simultaneously with others, and the sounds mixed and interspersed in the environment, not in the instrument itself.
Therefore, the organ is one of the instruments that can sound his greatness with brass music.
Crossbones made a new program for Organ and Trombone Quartet, where arrangements of well-known music are are mixed with brand new or original compositions. In this program we give the chance to hear the organ as solo-instrument, as accompaniment or as part of the music group.