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★★★★★ "Uplifting debut from a magnificent seven"
★★★★ "superbly played debut disc"
BBC Music Magazine
Septura aims to redefine the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium by creating a canon of classical art-music for brass septet, through transcriptions, arrangements and an ever-increasing number of new commissions.
Currently Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music, London, the group is recording a series of 10 discs for Naxos over the next 5 years, each focused on a particular period, genre and set of composers, creating a ‘counter-factual history’ of brass chamber music. The first disc—Brahms, Bruckner, Mendelssohn, Schumann: Music for Brass Septet—was released August 2014, reaching No. 3 in the UK Specialist Classical Chart in its first week. The second—Baroque theatre music by Blow, Purcell, Handel and Rameau—will be released in April 2015. The third—Russian chamber music by Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Prokofiev and Shostakovich—was recorded in December 2014.
Septura’s members are the leading players of the new generation of British brass musicians, holding principal positions in the London Symphony, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, Scottish Opera and Aurora orchestras.
They share a passion for live performance, and believe in the idea of the concert as a real event: drawing people into our (perhaps unfamiliar) ever-increasing repertoire with imaginative and interesting programming, built around strong concepts and themes, and presented in an captivating manner.
Septura is represented worldwide by Percius Artist and Project Management.
Recorded by Phil Rowlands and Jim Unwin.