Brassworks News

 

Early One Morning - A Suite of British Folk Songs, 5006 and Glory! Glory! - A suite of American songs, 5007, were performed to great acclaim in Grand Cayman in February by the London Philharmonic Brass Soloists and the Grand Cayman National Choir.

Cayman photo

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Lutoslawski's Paganini Variations - 10068 and Dowland Airs and Dances - 10027 were included in the London Brass programme for the

Royal Society of Musicians' annual Jacqueline Du Pré concert at the Wigmore Hall, London on March 9th.

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2 Pieces from Henry V by William Walton, 10109 have been added to the list in a 10tet arrangement. They are Death of Falstaff and

Touch her Soft Lips and Part from the music written for the Laurence Olivier film production of the Shakespeare play.

 

3 Shakespeare Songs, 10108, by Vaughan Williams are now available in a 10tet version

(Previouisly available as a trombone choir arrangement, 12007)

 

Elgar Howarth's arrangement of the Agincourt Song - 10110 has also been recently added to the list.

 

All of these items will be performed by Prime Brass, a Cambridge based ensemble on April 23rd, 2016, the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare.

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Worthy is the Lamb and Amen Chorus are now available as part of the selection of movements from Handel's Messiah. 10064.

The whole selection will be performed in December this year by forces from La Scala Milan in the spectacular location of Chiesa Monumentale di San Francesco, Lucca. The concert will also be projected onto a giant screen and a DVD will be be produced.

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Roger Harvey will be leading a new course in brass ensemble arranging at the Royal College of Music from September 2016. Initially for post-graduates, it will be available as an undergraduatuate option in future years.

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