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Music for Brass Septet, Vol. 6 / Septura


Release Date: 10/12/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573825  
Composer:  Gerald FinziSir Edward ElgarCharles Hubert ParrySir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Septura head homeward with a recording of British music from the first half of the twentieth century- a golden age in England’s otherwise checkered compositional history, and a period in which brass instruments, in the form of the brass band, established their place at the very heart of British musical culture. From the many composers of the period whose music endures we have chosen four of the finest: iconic works by Elgar, Parry, Finzi and Walton, reimagined for the unique sound of the brass septet. Septura brings together London’s leading players to redefine brass chamber music through the uniquely expressive sound of the brass septet. By creating a canon of transcriptions, arrangements and new commissions for this brand new classical Read more configuration, Septura aims to recast the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium. Currently ensemble-in-residence at the Royal Academy of Music in London, the group is recording a series of albums for Naxos, each focused on a particular period, genre and set of composers, creating a ‘counter-factual history’ of brass chamber music.

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REVIEW:

The lineup of three trumpets, three trombones, and tuba is unexpectedly expressive in Elgar’s Serenade in E minor (originally for strings). If you like English pastoral music, and the sound of brass, this album is irresistible.

– The Observer (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Anthems (3), Op. 27: no 2, God is gone up by Gerald Finzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; England 
2.
Serenade for Strings in E minor, Op. 20 by Sir Edward Elgar
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; England 
3.
Prelude for String Orchestra in F minor, Op. 25 by Gerald Finzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920s; England 
4.
Songs (6) of Farewell: no 1, My soul, there is a country by Charles Hubert Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; England 
5.
Songs (6) of Farewell: no 2, I know my soul hath power by Charles Hubert Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1918; England 
6.
Songs (6) of Farewell: no 3, Never weatherbeaten sail by Charles Hubert Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1918; England 
7.
Songs (6) of Farewell: no 4, There is an old belief by Charles Hubert Parry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1918; England 
8.
Romance for String Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 11 by Gerald Finzi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; England 
9.
Sonata for String Orchestra by Sir William Walton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Septura
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971-1972; England 

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