Original works and arrangements blended together to create an exciting album of brass music adding several pieces to the repertoire.
The University Brass Ensemble is an orchestral brass grouping rather than a brass band and consists of four trumpets, three French horns, three trombones and two tubas with timpani. This disc features both well known and new works, and includes pieces by Handel, Purcell, Schein, Burrell and Hugill.
The CD was commissioned by the University of Hertfordshire to contain its ceremonial academic march, The Hatfield Procession and other similar music. Also included is a work commissioned from Howard Burrell for publisher Philip Sturrock’s wedding blessing ceremony in September 2000. Handel was a great composer for specific occasions and this disc features various movements from the Water Music along with the famous "La Rejouissance" from the Firework Music that all trumpet players love to play! Finally in a moment of relaxation the ensemble lets its hair down in a re-working of The Hatfield Procession. Hearing is believing!
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