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Full bio here

At left is a photo of the
Isthmus Brass Quintet (and percussion!)

Left to right: Ricardo Almeida, Keith Lenient, Sipe, Dave Cooper, Mark Hetzler, Mike Forbes

The 6 Present Music CDs that Sipe plays trumpet on are at this link.


Below is information about arrangements and various recording projects, including three CDs Don co-produced with pianist Daniel Beliavsky.

Arrangements for brass

Brass Quintet:

Vaughan Williams: Rhosymedre

Palestrina: Missa Ascendo ad Patrem

Orlando di Lasso: Adoramus te

Orlando di Lasso: Im Mayen

Brahms: "Es ist das Heil uns kommen her"

J.S. Bach: Movement II, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

Jakob Hassler: "Ricercar dell secondo tuono"

Dvorak: Largo from Symphony No. 9

William Byrd: The Leaves Be Green

Sousa: Our Flirtations March

Brass Quartet:

Andrea Gabrieli: Canzone

Orlando di Lasso: Jubilate Deo

Handel: Sarabande

Morley: Agnus Dei

Music for Brass Choir:

G. Gabrieli: Canzona per 10

G. Gabrieli: Canzon per sonar septimi toni

G. Gabrieli: Sonata Pinao e Forte

Other combinations:

Claude Debussy: Hommage a Rameau
(for three trumpets and three trombones)

Holst: "Hymn from Jupiter"
(flugel, two trumpets, horn, trombone, bass trombone)

Christmas Tunes:
(for quintet)

Coventry Carol
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
White Christmas
Hark the Herald Angels
Lo, How a Rose...
Deck the Halls
Jingle Tell (William Tell/Jingle Bells)

Below is a photo of Sipe introducing artists at the Wilson Center Guitar Competition & Festival.

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Recordings as producer, editor, and designer

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From Italy to Russia

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)

Sonata in E major, K. 380 5:35
Sonata in G minor, K. 546 5:51
Sonata in E major, K. 531 3:30

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Italian Concerto, BWV 971 13:19

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881)

Pictures from an Exhibition 32:20

A Conversation about Pictures from an Exhibition

Mr. Beliavsky and Professor Kidgi

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The Complete Works for Solo Piano of Lukas Foss.

The first complete recording of the complete solo piano music of Foss.

Includes an interview of the composer by Daniel Beliavsky.

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Ecstasy and Poetry

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
1. Impromptu Op. 90, No. 3
2. Impromptu Op. 90, No. 4
3. Impromptu Op. 142, No. 2
4. Impromptu Op. 142, No. 3
5. Moment Musicaux Op. 94, No. 3
6. Moment Musicaux Op. 94, No. 6

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
7. Fantasy-Impromptu Op. 66
8. Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2
9. Nocturne Op. 32, No. 1
10. Nocturne Op. 72, No. 1
11. Ballade Op. 23, No. 1
12. Mazurka Op. 7, No. 3
13. Mazurka Op. 17, No. 4
14. Mazurka Op. 41, No. 2
15. Polonaise Op. 53, “Heroic”

CD 2
1. Introduction, spoken by Daniel Beliavsky
2. A Conversation between Daniel Beliavsky and Professor Ulysses Kidgi