Music in the Round



Onyx Brass

Wed 24 Oct 2012 6:45pm

Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

Onyx Brass

Ticket Info

£15 / £10 Disabled & Unemployed / £5 Under 18s & Students


Programme Information

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MONTEVERDI Deus in Adjutorium from Vespro della Beata Vergine (1610)
HOLBORNE Renaissance Dances
BACH Fugue in C
JACKSON Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
COPLAND Three Dance Episodes from Rodeo
A GABRIELI Ricercar del Duodecimo Tuono
IVES Variations on America
JACKSON Anything But
ARNOLD Brass Quintet No.1 Op.73

Onyx Brass has dominated the international brass chamber music scene for the last eighteen years with its serious yet approachable programmes, playing across Europe, the US, the UK and even for The Queen and previous Prime Ministers. Individually, the members all hold positions in some of the leading UK orchestras and chamber ensembles. Together, they strongly believe in commissioning new music and are delighted that this programme includes a new work by the incredible talent of British composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad. They have previously performed and recorded world premieres of music by the likes of Bob Chilcott, John Tavener, John McCabe and Judith Bingham.

Onyx Brass’s programme takes us on an eclectic tour of the countries and composers who have contributed to our rich history of brass ensemble music over the centuries. It is rooted in the Renaissance but also features great fugues and some more modern European pieces, including three new works.

New commission supported by the PRS for Music Foundation and the RVW Trust.

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We asked the Friends of Music in the Round to comment on the pieces in the Autumn Series that they were most looking forward to hearing. Here are some of their comments about this concert:

“Bach fugue - should be one of the seven wonders of the Classical repertoire - a great introduction to the development of harmony and counterpoint - and a mesmerising experience whenever I've heard it before.”

“Malcolm Arnold is always interesting, and as he was himself a brass player the brass quintet will be a feast.”

“I am very familiar with the Monteverdi Vespers and have seen televised versions from very grand venues such as St Marks in Venice. I never thought I would have the opportunity to hear music from them in Music in the Round - I'm intrigued!”

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