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Instrument: Brass Ensemble

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LondonKleptomania: Pilfered Piano

Debussy, Mussorgsky
Septura Brass Septet

LondonJAM's Music of Our Time

JAM's Music of Our Time
Dove, Harrold, Beatch, McDowall, Briggs, Peat, Slater
Michael Bawtree; Chapel Choir of Selwyn College Cambridge; Onyx Brass; Simon Hogan; Molly Parsons-Gurr

StockholmComposer Weekend: Tarrodi - Miroirs

Composer Weekend: Tarrodi - Miroirs
Tarrodi
Dahlkvistkvartetten; Stockholm Brass Quintet; Laura Stephenson; Jens Lundberg

HerfordKammerkonzert 5

Koetsier, Bernstein, Piazzolla
Judith Hogan; Brass ce Soir; Adam Andreas; Felix Hirn; Shawn Grocott

LondonKleptomania: Borrowed Baroque

Handel, Rameau, Stravinsky
Septura Brass Septet

StockholmStockholm Chamber Brass

Stockholm Chamber Brass
Stockholms Kammarbrass

BergenBerlioz Grande Messe Des Morts

Berlioz Grande Messe Des Morts
Berlioz: Requiem "Grande Messe des morts", Op.5
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Gardner; Eikanger-Bjørsvik; Edvard Grieg Choir; Bergen Philharmonic Choir; Collegium Musicum Choir
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Suntory Hall’s grand reopening with Rossini

Giuseppe Sabbatini © Suntory Hall
Several of Tokyo’s finest collaborate in successfully delivering a re-opening concert at Suntory Hall
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A thrilling Stravinsky showcase from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

RCS Voices © Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Woodwind and Brass from the Royal Conservatory of Scotland gave sparkling Stravinsky performances of his Octet, Symphonies of Winds and joined by RCS Voices for his Mass.
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A very long Late Night with BBC 6 Music

Dancers from Company Wayne McGregor perform with A Winged Victory for the Sullen © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
An interminable evening of self-regarding narcissism doesn't bode well for the supposed future of classical music: luckily, other options are available. 
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Onyx Brass: Tour de Brass reaches Durham

Onyx Brass: Tour de Brass © Robert Workman
Brass chamber music may sound like an alarming oxymoron until you hear the warm sound of Onyx Brass, who brought their Tour de Brass programme to Auckland Castle as part of Durham's annual BRASS festival.
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Balance and depth take center stage as the Festival of New Trumpet Music begins in Brooklyn

What compelled the composer to use this particular ensemble? Why does this musical texture work best for this moment? Is there a better one? Should I be able to hear more of what’s going on right now? Is that sound really coming from that instrument? These and other questions, uncommon or irrelevant in the context of a Beethoven symphony or a Haydn string quartet, were front and center Tuesd
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Proms Chamber Music 4: Tine Thing Helseth's tenThing reinvents the brass ensemble

tenThing  ©  Espen Nersveen
In conversation with Petroc Trelawny at the fourth of the Proms Chamber Music concerts, the 25-year-old Norwegian trumpeter Tine Ting Helseth casually dismissed her ten-piece brass ensemble tenThing’s all-female set-up as “just a gimmick”.
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Nate Wooley's Seven Storey Mountain at Issue Project Room

Nate Wooley  ©  Bradley Buehring
Seven Storey Mountain, the title of Trappist monk Thomas Merton’s autobiography, is a reference to the mountain of purgatory in Dante’s Inferno. It is also, fittingly, the title of trumpeter Nate Wooley’s song cycle – meant to represent “a certain abandon found in religious practice within the confines of a composed work for instrumentalists”.
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