Second disc, seventh heaven
Music for Brass Septet, Vol. 2
Listen to an excerpt from Purcell’s
The Married Beau: ‘The Curious Impertinent’: Overture

Music for Brass Septet, Vol. 2

RAMEAU (1683–1764)
Suite from Dardanus (arr. Simon Cox)
BLOW (1649–1708)
Venus and Adonis: A Mournful Masque
(arr. Matthew Knight)
PURCELL (1659–1695)
The Curious Impertinent (arr. Simon Cox)
HANDEL (1685–1759)
Suite from Rinaldo (arr. Simon Cox)

This second volume of Septura’s brass chamber music series takes us back to the 17th century and the music of Baroque opera, in four contrasting works by Rameau, Blow, Purcell and Handel. The astounding variety in content, colour and character of the originals demands especially inventive arrangements, and these pieces are vividly brought to life by incorporating stylistic elements from ‘period performance’. The exhilarating result is a stunningly virtuosic set of new Baroque works for brass. Volume 1 is available on Naxos 8.573314.

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About Septura

Septura aims to redefine the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium by creating a canon of classical art-music for brass septet, through transcriptions, arrangements and commissions. Currently Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the group is recording a series of discs for Naxos, each of which explores a different period and genre of classical music. The groupʼs members are the leading players of the new generation of British brass musicians, holding principal positions in the London Symphony, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Scottish Opera and Aurora orchestras. The group shares a passion for live performance, and believes in the idea of the concert as a real event, drawing people into its (perhaps unfamiliar) ever-increasing repertoire with imaginative and interesting programming, built around strong concepts and themes, and presented in a captivating manner.

Septura is represented worldwide by Percius

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