Handel, Purcell, Rameau, Blow: Music for Brass Septet 2

‘Dazzlingly polished…this is virtuoso playing: glossy, brilliantly articulated, audaciously coloured, technically flawless’
– Anna Picard, BBC Music Magazine

The second volume of Septura’s brass chamber music series takes us back to the 17th Century  and the music of Baroque opera: four contrasting works, one each by Rameau, Blow, Purcell and Handel.

The astounding variety of the originals – in content, colour and character – demands especially inventive arrangements, and by incorporating the stylistic elements of ‘period performance’, the pieces are vividly brought to life. The exhilarating result is a stunningly virtuosic set of new Baroque works for brass.

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Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764)
Suite from Dardanus (arr. Simon Cox)

John Blow (1649–1708)
Venus and Adonis: A Mournful Masque (arr. Matthew Knight)

Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
The Curious Impertinent (arr. Simon Cox)

George Frideric Handel (1685–1759)
Suite from Rinaldo (arr. Simon Cox)