English Brass Ensemble
  English Brass Ensemble

Chamber music for brass instruments is a genre that has evolved only in the last fifty years and since its formation in 1974 the English Brass Ensemble has developed and expanded the repertoire by encouraging composers to write for this medium.

The ensemble has enjoyed working with choral groups including the BBC Singers and the choirs of Salisbury Cathedral and St Paul's Cathedral and has undertaken many tours under the auspices of the British Council.

Sample programme  
J.S. Bach Fantasia and Fugue in G minor
Bohuslav Martinu Fables
Witold Lutoslawsi Mini Overture
Sergei Prokofiev Sonata No 7
Benjamin Britten Fanfare for St Edmundsbury
Domenico Scarlatti Three Sonatas
Cecilia McDowall Salon Argentina
Ranki Gyorgy Serenade Of The Seven Headed Dragon

Three recordings have been released for ASV: Russian Brass, Lyric Brass and Toccata featuring works by Bach, Grieg, Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Widor. The EBE has made two recordings with St Paul's Cathedral Choir, Christmas Music from St Paul's, and Favourite Hymns from St Paul's, and a live recording for BBC Television of christmas music from Salisbury Cathedral.

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