Our hotly-anticipated third disc is out: Russian music by Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Rachmaninov. It contains perhaps our most ambitious transcription to date: Shostakovich’s epic 8th string quartet. Brilliantly done…Arranging a string quartet by Shostakovich into a piece for brass septet has a touch of madness about it: surely the two remote sound worlds could […]
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Music for Brass Septet 2 transports the listener to the Baroque theatre: music by Handel, Purcell, Rameau and Blow. This is brass instruments in their element, and some of our reviewers seem to have agreed: This is virtuoso playing: glossy, brilliantly articulated, audaciously coloured, technically flawless. You can hear the admiration for the source material in […]
Septura’s supporters – individuals, companies and foundations, most notably the Rayne Trust – have enabled us to bring together this extraordinary group of players in our attempt to create a brand new medium for classical chamber music. We have now launched our supporters’ scheme, so that anyone can help us towards realising this project., through […]
Septura’s debut recording for Naxos has been a chart success, reaching No.3 in the Specialist Classical Chart. This is what the press have had to say: Uplifting debut from a magnificent seven…stirring, thoughtful debut The Observer ★★★★★ Superbly played and warmly engineered debut disc of imaginatively conceived arrangements BBC Music Magazine (Performance ★★★★, Recording ★★★★★) Septura […]
We’re thrilled that our debut recording has reached the Top 10 in the UK classical album chart in its first week of release! We also made it to No. 3 in the UK Specialist Classical Chart. Thanks to everyone who bought the album – and if you haven’t go your copy yet, it’s available on Amazon […]
We are delighted to announce that Håkan Hardenberger has agreed to become an Advisory Patron for Septura. Håkan is the greatest trumpet soloist today – alongside his phenomenal performances of the classical repertory, he is also held in high regard as a pioneer of significant and virtuosic new trumpet works. His approach to repertoire creation for […]
We spent the last few days recording our first CD for Naxos Records, which features transcriptions of choral and organ music for brass septet by Brahms, Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Schumann, alongside Bruckner’s Two Aequali for three trombones. The acoustic of St. Paul’s Church in New Southgate, North London proved ideal for this repertoire, and we […]
We are pleased to announce that Septura will be an Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music (London) for the 2013-2014 academic year. In addition to rehearsing and performing at the Academy, the group will be coaching brass students and giving them the opportunity to observe our recording sessions. We also have an […]