Septura Debut Recording

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Septura's debut CD for Naxos has reached the Top 10 of the UK classical charts, and number 3 in the specialist classical charts, in its first week of release. The disc - Music for Brass Septet - features transcriptions for brass septet of choral and organ works by Brahms, Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Schumann, as well as the two Aequale for three trombones (the only original works included here) and a transcription of Locus iste for three trombones and tuba, both by Bruckner.

Septura is embarking upon an unprecedented series of 10 recordings 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 - in this case an orchestral grouping of three trumpets, three trombones, and tuba - as a serious artistic medium by creating a canon of classical art-music for brass septet – a 'counter-factual history' of brass chamber music.

Septura's members are leading players of the new generation of British brass musicians, holding principal positions in the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, and Aurora Orchestra. The group is currently Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music.

The recording is available now on CD and as a digital download. For more about the recording and links to buy, please visit the Septura website.

Septura's debut CD for Naxos has reached the Top 10 of the UK classical charts, and number 3 in the specialist classical charts, in its first week of release. The disc - Music for Brass Septet - features transcriptions for brass septet of choral and organ works by Brahms, Bruckner, Mendelssohn and Schumann, as well as the two Aequale for three trombones (the only original works included here) and a transcription of Locus iste for three trombones and tuba, both by Bruckner.

Septura is embarking upon an unprecedented series of 10 recordings 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 - in this case an orchestral grouping of three trumpets, three trombones, and tuba - as a serious artistic medium by creating a canon of classical art-music for brass septet – a 'counter-factual history' of brass chamber music.

Septura's members are leading players of the new generation of British brass musicians, holding principal positions in the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, and Aurora Orchestra. The group is currently Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music.

The recording is available now on CD and as a digital download. For more about the recording and links to buy, please visit the Septura website.

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