What’s being said about Tromba Mundi.....
"This trumpet group is comprised of some of the best players in the nation. The balance, intonation, blend, and ensemble are fantastic. The choice of repertoire is great---some old favorites and several new and exciting works as well. This is a fine example of trumpet ensemble playing."
David Hickman, Regents Professor of Trumpet, Arizona State University
"This new compact disc by [Tromba Mundi] demonstrates beautiful, well-thought out ensemble playing. The intonation is superb and the interpretations are rock solid. Trumpet aficionados will love this album!"
Anthony Plog, Composer, Conductor & Professor of Trumpet at Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik Freiburg, Germany
"I have just listened to a delightful new CD titled Tromba Mundi: Music for Trumpet Ensemble! The recording is excellent, both technically and musically and it includes an interesting selection of both new and vintage pieces. This recording demonstrates the amazing possibilities of the modern trumpet ensemble! Buy it!!"
William Pfund, Professor Emeritus, University of Northern Colorado
“I just had the chance to listen to the new Tromba Mundi CD. Congratulations on an excellent addition to the trumpet ensemble recording library! The playing is sensitive, musical, and exciting to listen to. The selections are varied and include both ‘standards’ of the repertoire and some new works that should become standards in the near future. This CD should be required listening for all young trumpet ensembles. I look forward to more contributions from [Tromba Mundi].
Kevin E. Eisensmith, Professor of Trumpet, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
“This recording of contemporary trumpet repertoire is interesting and exciting, and the playing is absolutely first-rate. An excellent CD for brass aficionados that's also fun to listen to.”
Peter Bond, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
"By far the most impressive recording of Cityscapes. This recording will set the standard for others to go by."
Erik Morales, Composer
"This has to be the definitive recording of this piece. Balances are fine-tuned, phrases are intelligently crafted, intonation is impeccable and the dramatic rendering is passionate. I could not have asked for or directed a better recording of this piece - a composer's dream come true".
Rob Roy McGregor, LA Philharmonic, Composer, Publisher
"Tromba Mundi's recording is clean, crisp and polished. The power of the brass is there, but so is a lightness and subtlety of phrasing."
Karim Al-Zand, Composer, Associate Professor of Composition, Rice University
“It is always a joyful experience to hear one's compositions performed. However, when the musicality of a performance rivals the original vision of the work, that experience defies explanation. I am honored to have my music recorded by such an outstanding ensemble.”
Robert J. Bradshaw, Composer
“It is hard to imagine a better trumpet ensemble than Tromba Mundi, whose members play with admirable purity of tone and nearly flawless balance, intonation, and ensemble precision.”
“....spectacular show of virtuosity.”
American Record Guide
“Even if one happens to be a trumpeter, I imagine, a whole disc of music for trumpet ensemble better be good. Luckily, this one is. A thoroughly enjoyable disc.”
“Brilliantly played and recorded.”
Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine
“Tromba Mundi’s first CD a success.”
“What happens when 7 trumpet players are tasked to fill a CD with music written exclusively for their instruments? If those 7 trumpeters happen to be the virtuosi of Tromba Mundi, the result is a resounding success on all counts. Their self-titled 1st release is a must for trumpet players, brass enthusiasts, and casual listeners alike.”
“What’s more, to expect this group of identical instruments to play with a full palate of nuanced tone colors while balancing and blending to form a unified sound otherwise associated with string quartets is a tall order indeed. Tromba Mundi delivers.”
“The choice of repertoire and the organization of the CD’s tracks also deserve praise.”
Patrick Valentino, Classical Voice of New England
“The repertoire strikes a welcome balance between standards and exciting newer works for trumpet ensemble, each artfully interpreted and performed with great skill and finesse.”
“The variety of repertoire, outstanding performances, [and] expert production make this outstanding recording a must-have for all fans of the genre. It should be ‘required listening’.”
Daniel Kelly, International Trumpet Guild Journal (Vol 34 No. 2)