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The Category Brass Ensembles is a subset of Concert Music Ensembles. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Brass Ensembles which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Ensemble’s Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Brass Ensembles do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Bold Brass

- London Brass

- Northern Horn Club

 

! Brass Ensembles KEY
VISITS (to Website)22
VIEWS (of Record)53

Formed January 2010: ‘An ensemble of experienced and talented players who bring fun and innovation to the world of brass music ... It has entertained audiences across the south of England at corporate receptions, weddings, concerts, dances, garden parties and outdoor prom nights. Brass Fusion offers a varied and enjoyable repertoire: from dance music, through jazz and blues to the classics. Whatever music you choose, Brass Fusion is guaranteed to make your event go with a swing’.

 

+ Brass Fusion
VISITS (to Website)124
VIEWS (of Record)171
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Run for the benefit of its members and meets quarterly to rehearse and perform Horn Ensemble repertoire, both existing and new arrangements and compositions. If you're a horn player, grade 5-8 or above and over 18, living or working near Brentwood in Essex (or willing to travel to us), please use the contact form ... to express your interest. We're always happy to hear from new friends. There is a small fee for each meeting and a discounted fee for those willing to commit to membership.'

 

+ Brentwood Horn Club
VISITS (to Website)143
VIEWS (of Record)498

'Formed in 1985 the Bristol Brass Consort is a symphonic brass ensemble that aims to provide audiences with high quality performances of the established brass repertoire as well as lesser known works and new commissions.'

 

+ Bristol Brass Consort
VISITS (to Website)201
VIEWS (of Record)396
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

Formed in 1993: 'The musical repertoire of Derventio Brass ranges from works written specifically for brass ensemble through to arrangements of major classical works,well known light music, film scores and jazz. Derventio Brass is happy to perform at formal concerts or for less formal occasions and are able to prepare varied programmes from their wide repertoire to suit the event'.

 

+ Derventio Brass
VISITS (to Website)181
VIEWS (of Record)476

‘A group of orchestral brass musicians mainly based in the Sutton Coldfield area of Birmingham. We are rapidly gaining a reputation for the variety and quality of our performances. We mainly appear in the 10 piece format made popular by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and subsequently London Brass, though we have been known to appear with as many as 25 performers on stage! We aim to make our music as approachable and enjoyable as possible, but we always try to introduce our audiences to less well known or new music.’

+ Enigma Brass Ensemble
VISITS (to Website)116
VIEWS (of Record)331

'Formed in 1989 by trumpeter Paul Garner as a quintet and since 2002 the ensemble has developed into a conductor-less dectet, the formation in which it currently gives most of its concerts. This ten-piece line-up of four trumpets, four trombones, horn and tuba was made famous by the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble and continued by their successors London Brass. The ensemble also expands for a few concerts each year to perform repertoire for symphonic forces or larger, playing regularly in Ely Cathedral and King's College Chapel, often in programmes which include the organ’ ... Junior Prime Brass ‘gives regular performances in Cambridgeshire in venues such as King's College Chapel, Ely Cathedral and the West Road Concert Hall, and has appeared in the National Festival of Music for Youth’.

 

+ Prime Brass
VISITS (to Website)155
Also indexedJunior Prime Brass
VIEWS (of Record)337
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Brings together London’s leading players to redefine brass chamber music through the uniquely expressive sound of the brass septet. By creating a canon of transcriptions, arrangements and new commissions for this brand new classical configuration, Septura aims to re-cast the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium. Septura’s members are the leading players of the new generation of British brass musicians, holding principal positions in the London Symphony, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, and BBC Symphony orchestras.’

 

+ Septura Brass Septet
VISITS (to Website)188
VIEWS (of Record)301
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Aims to develop the fine tradition of ensemble brass performance originated by the internationally famous Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, by widening the audience for brass ensemble music, enlarging the repertoire, and providing enjoyment for everyone. Surrey Brass plays a wide, innovative and entertaining repertoire to a high standard, incorporating fresh influences from diverse musical sources including Classical, Jazz, Film, and World Music. Our talented musicians are some of the best players in the county of Surrey. We are particularly keen on encouraging young brass players and every year perform at least one concert involving them - hopefully some will join us in future.’

+ Surrey Brass
VISITS (to Website)39
VIEWS (of Record)133
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

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