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Renowned equally for their versatility as for the volume with which they can dominate the largest symphony orchestras, brass instruments are able to both pack a punch and soothe the senses. From battlefields to bluesy night-clubs, bells lifted high or muted into new personalities, brass bands, chamber groups and sizzling soloists have always found their niche in society and fans in performance.

From novelty items to serious concertos, solo sonatas and scintillating septets, the Naxos Brass Bonanza segment catalogue has a surprise at every turn. We hope you will enjoy all the fun, fanfare and frisson it has to offer.

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Concertos for brass

MAXWELL DAVIES, P. (b. 1934)
Trumpet Concerto /
Piccolo Concerto /
Five Klee Pictures

“...the performances are first-rate—
this disc is a must-have.”
American Record Guide

  Listen to an extract from the Trumpet Concerto: III. Presto

EL-KHOURY, B. (b. 1957)
Horn Concerto /
Violin Concerto No. 1 /
Clarinet Concerto

“[In] the Horn Concerto … David Guerrier is foot perfect in the considerable demands made by the composer and captures every mood and drama required.”
MusicWeb International

  Listen to an extract from the Horn Concerto,
“The Dark Mountain”:
III. Drammatico energico

BROUWER, M. (b. 1940)
Aurolucent Circles /
Mandala / Sizzle

“Gerard Schwarz and his Liverpudlians respond to Brouwer's refined music with performances which leave nothing to be desired. Naxos has come up with a winner once again.”
International Record Review

  Listen to an extract from Mandala, for solo trombone and orchestra: I. Journey

JONES, S. (b. 1935)
Tuba Concerto / Symphony No. 3

“As beautiful a composition (and performance) for tuba as you are likely to find, truly astonishing in its lyric sweep and rich harmonic contours, all gracefully accomplished by the musicians for whom the score was created. A minor masterpiece…hear this one!”
Minnesota Public Radio

  Listen to an extract from the Tuba Concerto:
I. Andante con moto

Miscellany for brass

Music for Brass Septet, Vol. 2

“Musical sensibilities, tonal beauty, balance, intonation, technique...
all struck me as faultless. Devoted brass music fans absolutely must not miss Septura’s spectacularly
virtuosic playing!”
Expedition Audio

PIAZZOLLA, A. (1921-1992)
Tango distinto

“A swinging, sultry collection of arrangements of the Tango King’s music showcasing the exceptional talent of Greek trombonist
Achilles Liarmakopoulos.”
BBC Music Magazine ★★★★

WILBY, P. (b. 1949)
A Breathless Alleluia et al.

“Through it all, the renowned Black Dyke Band sounds superb.”
American Record Guide

The Art of the
Baroque Trumpet Vol. 5

“[Eklund's] virtuoso skills, consistently sweet tone, purity of intonation, and sense of ease rank him as the world's best.”
American Record Guide

Music for Bass Trombone
and Wind Band

“Throughout, virtuoso Yves Bauer negotiates every challenge with élan, singing seductively with a velvet tone and dispatching tricky rhythms with apparent ease. The French Air Force Band and its conductor are equally fine: a really impressive jazz ensemble with excellent soloists.”

Transcriptions for Trumpet

“This program is beautifully shaped. [Trumpeter] Craig Morris is expertly accompanied by the Ukrainian born pianist Valentina Lisitsa … this is certainly music making at its finest.”
American Record Guide

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