Douglas Major plays the huge organ at National Cathedral in transcriptions for brass ensemble and organ of orchestral and organ works by the Danish 19th-Century composer Carl Nielsen, including the entire Sinfonia Espansiva in four movements, as well as nine of the beloved 29 Small Preludes for Organ, and more. The virtuosic Washington Symphonic Brass performs arrangements by its founders, Milton Stevens, conductor, and Phil Snedecor, trumpet.
Works by Carl Nielsen, transcribed by Phil Snedecor and Milton Stevens:
Symphony No. 3, op. 27 Sinfonia Espansiva
The Aladdin Suite, op. 34
9 of 29 Short Preludes for Organ, op. 51