Here we are live at St Georges in Bristol, playing the eclectic mix of original and arranged music that Philip always enjoyed. The ensemble has 4 trumpets, horn, 4 trombones and tuba, now the most popular combination after the quintet. Philip designed it this way for the Italian Renaissance repertoire and the combination caught on very quickly!
Vintage Philip Jones Brass Ensemble concert
Played here with Juliet Edwards on piano, Intrada was written towards the end of Honegger's life in 1947 for the Geneva International Trumpet Competition. It's a dramatic piece, utilising the full range of the instrument and is firmly established as a classic work in the trumpet repertoire. From the Brass Classics album Joie de Vivre BC3001
Arthur Honegger Intrada for trumpet and piano
Trio d'Art with John Kenny (trombone) and Helen Reid (piano) began after our work at the Dartington International Summer Festival. We explored the repertoire for this unusual combination and discovered some gems, as well as adding some excellent new commissions! Playing complex music for this instrumentation really pushes the boundaries of interpretation and expression.
Trio d'Art brass chamber music: an insight into the music for trumpet, trombone and piano
I joined PJBE at the tender age of 23 so it was a few years ago! Philip was always incredibly popular in Japan and had a huge supporter base always eager to hear the ensemble perform. Here's PJBE playing the Jan Koetsier Brass Symphony, a work commissioned by Philip, in Tokyo during our 1981 tour of Japan.
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble live in Japan 1981
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