Northern Brass Quintet
Wednesday 9th February 2011, 7:30pm
Katharine Curlett Georgi Boev Ben Millest Lewis Musson David Moore
trumpet & flugel horn french horn tuba trombone & flugel horn trumpet & flugel horn
The Northern Brass Quintet, which appear by kind permission of the Royal Northern College of Music, is the latest exciting and versatile brass quintet to emerge from the RNCM. Its members come from extremely different musical backgrounds, including the Salvation Army and Chetham’s School, which contributes to their diverse and extensive repertoire. Individually, they Brass have played with groups such as the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, National Youth Brass band of Great Britain, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Black Dyke Band, the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, The Marsden Silver Prize Band, the Wingates Brass Band and toured with pop bands including the Ting Tings.
The quintet’s in-house arrangers can tailor a programme to suit any setting and the group aims to include new compositions and arrangements in performances wherever possible. The members of Northern Brass are passionate educators and are involved both individually and as group in teaching and delivering workshops in a variety of settings.
Full information on the composers and the items to be played will be available on the night of the concert in the printed programme, which will also reveal which of the players is a National Champion (2010) on their chosen instrument.
Samuel Scheidt ~ Battle Suite:- Galliard Battaglia, Courant Dolorosa & Canzon Bergamasque
Victor Ewald ~ Quintet in Db major
Derek Bourgeois ~ Sonata for Brass Quintet, Op.21 (2nd & 3rd movements)
Traditional arr Boev ~ Two Worlds
Stephen Sondheim (arr. NBQ) ~ Send in the Clowns (from ‘A Little Night Music’)
William Rimmer ~ Jenny Jones – euphonium solo
Georgi Boev ~ A Walk Around Plovdiv
Claude Debussy (arr. various) ~ Le Petit Negre, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, Golliwog’s Cakewalk
Leonard Bernstein (arr. Gale) ~ Selections from West Side Story:- Prologue, Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, I Feel Pretty