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.