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Nigel Seaman
Brass Band World, June 2016

Septura’s full tonal and dynamic range is fully exploited in this music, so well-suited as it is to adaptation for brass.

Septura represents the very pinnacle of the art of brass ensemble performance and the superb acoustics of St. Paul’s Church in New Southgate give heightened quality to this album of sacred music. Highly recommended listening. © 2016 Brass Band World Read complete review

Robert Markow
Fanfare, November 2015

…smoothly projected, perfectly balanced, homogeneous sound produced with immaculate ensemble, absolute unity of attack, and spot-on intonation. This is brass playing at its most exalted. Bring on the next installment! © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review

Adrian Edwards
Gramophone, April 2015

Septura match the sincerity of Bruckner’s motet texts in their noble performances… © 2015 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone

Barry Kilpatrick
American Record Guide, January 2015

This is an excellent brass septet…The sounds are full and beautiful from beginning to end. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Erik Levi
BBC Music Magazine, January 2015


…superbly played and warmly engineered debut disc of imaginatively conceived arrangements. © 2015 BBC Music Magazine

Robert Markow
Fanfare, January 2015

This is brass playing at its most exalted, and I for one eagerly look forward to Septura’s next program… © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review

Fiona Maddocks
The Observer (London), September 2014

…stirring, thoughtful debut CD… © 2014 The Observer (London) Read complete review

David Denton
David's Review Corner, August 2014

the Five Choral Preludes coming from the eleven Brahms composed towards the end of a life that once explored the possibility of becoming an organist…the counterpoint in mathematical intricacies is just as evident as its musical logic, the weight of an organ here communicated, with the very different instruments vividly picking out the various strands. Very different was Mendelssohn’s Organ Sonata, a work written for the British organs with their more opulent sound, its final fugue a grand moment. Bruckner’s Four Motets…emerge with far more credibility, while the disc’s three minutes of original brass music…is worth waiting for. An excellent group[,] very well recorded… © 2014 David’s Review Corner

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