Onyx sign with Chandos

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Hot British brass quintet Onyx Brass has announced that, following the success of three CDs of contemporary music, it will now be recording for top record label Chandos. This is set to improve distribution and marketing of their recordings, making them available to a wider public. In the next eighteen months the group has planned two discs, of which the first will feature fugues by both Bach and Shostakovich. Chandos has signed several brass groups over the years with releases ranging from Grimethorpe's Brass from the Masters to Philip McCann's World's Most Beautiful Melodies via Centre City Brass' On the Town Bernstein arrangements. In addition, Onyx Brass has recently started a relationship with Yamaha, who are sponsoring their residency at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and an annual tour across North America.

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