Naxos recording series
Septura is recording an unprecedented series of 10 discs for Naxos over 5 years.
Through transcriptions, arrangements and original works, each disc explores a different period, genre and set of composers, asking the question ‘what if these works of art had been written for brass?’.
The series aims to redefine the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium by creating a canon of classical art-music for brass septet – a ‘counter-factual history’ of brass chamber music.
The first seven discs in the series are available now, described variously as “brilliantly done” (Fiona Maddocks, The Observer), “dazzlingly polished” (Anna Picard, BBC Music Magazine) and “brass playing at its most exalted” (Robert Markow, Fanfare). In addition, Christmas with Septura was released in November 2016, and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi was released in November 2019.