may, 2017

22may7:30 pmChipping Campden International Music FestivalSacred & ProfaneBook Tickets – £35 / £30 / £22 / £1

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A Rite of Passage for Brass Septet

To those who revere the great composers of the past, their works are practically sacred. Transcribing these for brass is an almost criminal profanity, and Septura is the culprit.

Why brave the wrath of the music lover? Well, the brass septet is a brand new creation, so we have no choice: driven to thieving by the paucity of the established repertoire. The aim is not to produce cheap counterfeits though; rather it is to engage our audience in that cornerstone of all religion, the archetypal Rite of Passage: the transition from Profane to Sacred.

In works all related to sanctity and profanity in very different ways, we hope to persuade our listeners that, far from profaning these masterpieces, their re-imagining for brass can in fact consecrate them anew.

Gabrieli – Exultavit cor meum

Handel – Suite from Rinaldo
Victoria – Motets
Rameau – Suite from Dardanus
Lassus – Lagrime di San Pietro


(Monday) 7:30 pm


St James Church

Church St, Chipping Campden GL55 6JG