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Brass Effect

by The Game Brass

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    A two-disc Digipak with art by Scott Gamble, including a 16-page full-color booklet filled with liner notes and comments from our arrangers and performers, a Game Brass first, and a foreword by legendary composer Grant Kirkhope!

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  • Button/Pin/Patch

    Join the Game Brass on our mission to space with this commemorative Brass Effect patch, designed by Henry Faber.
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  • Button/Pin/Patch

    Designed by Henry Faber, show your dedication to all things brass and games with this iron-on patch.
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  • T-Shirt/Shirt

    This classic unisex jersey short sleeve tee fits like a well-loved favorite. Soft cotton and quality print make users fall in love with it over and over again. These t-shirts have-ribbed knit collars to bolster shaping. The shoulders have taping for better fit over time. Dual side seams hold the garment's shape for longer.

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    .: 100% Airlume combed and ringspun cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
    .: Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
    .: Retail fit
    .: Tear away label
    .: Runs true to size
    XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL
    Width, in 16.50 17.99 20.00 22.01 24.02 25.98 27.99
    Length, in 27.01 27.99 29.02 30.00 31.02 32.01 32.99
    Sleeve length, in 8.62 8.90 9.17 9.45 9.72 10.00 10.39
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Halo 04:59


Soaring. Majestic. Inspiring. These words have been used to describe the vastness of space AND the stirring performances of video game music’s premiere brass ensemble, The Game Brass. Finally, these two forces of nature have combined for a new album: Brass Effect.
Brass Effect is a double-album tribute to outer space in gaming, from obvious science-fiction selections from series like Mass Effect, Metroid, and Halo to rare ventures into space by series like Mega Man and Sonic the Hedgehog. Selections also include indie favorites like FTL: Faster Than Light and cult classics like Jet Force Gemini and Star Ocean.

Capturing the vastness of space across the whole history of gaming isn’t easy, which is why The Game Brass has enlisted a swarming constellation of guest stars, including PurpleSchala, Videri String Quartet, Ro Panuganti, Allison Martin Trombone, DiscoCactus, and more. In a first for the band, they’ve also expanded their horizons beyond their overworked regular arrangers, bringing in fantastic folks like John Paul Hayward (Cross Symphonic), Wayne Strange (Resurrection of the Night), and Ben Wallace (DiscoCactus), among others, to arrange for them.

This enormous album spans decades of game history, all brought to rich, intimate life by one of the true thought leaders in the “video game music brass ensemble” industry.


released September 9, 2022

John Robert Matz: Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Arranger, Synth Programming
Robby Duguay: Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Mastering, Arranger
Danny Flam: Horn, Trombone, Arranger
JohnStacy: Horn, Trumpet, Arranger
Daniel Romberger: Trombone, Euphonium, Whistling, Theremin, Arranger
Alex Hill: Tuba, Arranger
Thomas Kresge: Producer, Mix Engineer, Arranger, Synth Programming
Scott Gamble: Album Art
Jackie Fazekas: Horn
Dewey Newt: Euphonium
Rahul Vanamali: Percussion, Drum Set, Arranger
Nabeel Ansari: Arranger
Abigail Lannan: Euphonium
Jordan Moore: Euphonium
Brooke Ferd: Trumpet
Eric L.: Trombone, Arranger
Allison Martin: Trombone, Arranger, Percussion
Laura Intravia: Vocals
Doug Perry: DiscoCactus Percussion, VIbraphone
Ben Wallace: DiscoCactus Percussion, Piano, Arranger
Sam Bobinski: DiscoCactus Percussion
Peter Bobinski: DiscoCactus Percussion
Matheus Garcia Souza: DiscoCactus Percussion, Violin
Eileen Snyder: Arranger
Isaac Smith: Arranger
Tony Dickinson: Guitar, Bass, Arranger
ErichWK: Drum Set
Marc Papeghin: Horn
Rebecca Patterson: Bass Trombone
Avery Yonehiro: Trumpet
Mitchell "SirEnobMort" Frey: Bass Trombone
Ro Panuganti: Guitar, Bass, Arranger
Wayne Strange: Arranger, Synth Programming
Eli Bishop: Violin
Rosie Samter: Viola
Jeremiah Barcus: Cello
PurpleSchala: Piano
Mathew Gagliardo: Trumpet
Alana Yee: Horn
Andrew Meredith: Horn
Andrew Kroepel: Arranger
Thein Amato: Trumpet
John Paul Hayward: Arranger, Synth Programming
Ian Martyn: Banjo
Yusuf Rashid: Drum Set
Henry Faber: Logo Design
Garrett Steele: Marketing


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The Game Brass

The Game Brass is a brass quintet (and friends) who make covers of video game music. Their mission to become the brass quintet of video games, bringing classical chops to the game world, and showing off game music in the classical world. Featuring:
John Robert Matz (Trumpet),
Robby Duguay (Trumpet),
JohnStacy (French Horn),
Daniel Romberger (Trombone),
Alex Hill (Tuba)
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