Naxos have made Septura’s debut album a key release for August 2014.
Klaus Heymann, Naxos’s founder, states:
Septura’s debut album for Naxos will prove highly appealing for its originality. The question posed is: what would the result have been if certain 19th-century composers such as Brahms and Bruckner had composed for brass septet? The answer comes in the form of these highly skilful and imaginative arrangements of sacred music and works for organ from the period. None of them have been recorded before. Built on a dazzling exploration of the instruments’ capabilities in range, colour and dynamics, they make for an innovative and highly engaging listening experience.
Read the full Naxos press release, including Simon Cox’s explanation of the genesis of the group here.