During my years at Tel-Aviv University I produced three meetings of large brass ensembles comprised of fellow students on semester break. Feeling that brass players had few opportunities to grow in Israel outside academia and large orchestras, I gathered friends – players, conductors, arrangers, and composers – for some communal music making.
At the end of the 2013 and 2014 editions, educational non-profit concerts were held at Tel-Aviv University and Ness Ziona Conservatory. In 2015 the capstone project was the recording of three works presented below.
Avanim VaKhol – Yuval Adler
This work was later reworked into Hit’abkhut.
Fanfare for the Common Man – Aaron Copland
This recording was made for educational purposes only, I do not own the rights for the composition held by Boosey and Hawkes.
Quatro Pezzi Sacri – Ave Maria – Giuseppe Verdi
Arranged by Avishay Shalom for brass ensemble.
- Conductor – Avishay Shalom
- Soprano – Tamar Ben-Ozer1
- Trumpets – Ran Encaoua1,3, Jonathan Lasman2,3, Alon Melnick1,3, Amir Rabinovitz1,2, Yohay Vered1,3, Eyal Weinberger2,3
- Horns – Ben Davis, Ofer Etzioni2,3, Gal Guttman, Hagai Shalom
- Trombones – Netanel Bikov, Nir Fishkin (bass), Gil Saada
- Tubas – Itai Agmon, Guy Cohen Hanoch1
- Percussion – Assaf Adar2
- Mixing and Editing – Nitzan Zifroni
- Recording – Omer Zussman, Pluto Studios
- Production – Yuval Adler
1 – in Avanim VaKhol;
2 – in Fanfare for the Common Man
3 – in Ave Maria
unmarked – in all recordings