HS191207 Bristol Brass Consort present “Festive Brass” – PRESS RELEASE


Festive Brass
A Collection of favourite modern and traditional Christmas music
for brass ensemble
Performed  by Bristol Brass Consort
HOXA HS191207 Bar Code: 5060024370522
Single CD/Standard Jewel Case/Mid Price
Physical Distribution – Naxos (and Naxos Global Network)
and also available digitally
Release Date 27th November 2020


Ding Dong Merrily on High (trad. arr. P. Harris); Es Ist Ein Ros ‘Entsprungen (trad. German arr. R. Harvey); Gaudete (trad. arr. P. Harris); Angelus ad Virginem (anon. arr. P. Harris); Christmas Song (Mel Torme arr. J Cornick); La Peregrinacion (Ariel Ramirez arr. P Harris); Coventry Carol (trad.arr. R Harvey) ; Westminster Carol* (trad.arr. D Gilles); Wachet Auf (J.S.Bach arr. P. Harris); O Tannenbaum (Trad.German arr. V. Guaraldi); Past 3 O’Clock (trad. arr R. Harvey); Silent Night (F. Gruber arr. R. Harvey); Sussex Carol (trad.arr. R. Harvey); Infant Holy (Polish trad., arr R. Harvey); Jingle Bells- Deck The Halls (trad.arr. J. Iveson); Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (H Martin arr. P. Harris); Bonus Track – A Special Message from the BBC (trad.arr. John Rutter)

*Celeste played by Richard Jeffrey-Gray

Concept Overview

This collection of favourite modern and traditional Christmas music for brass ensemble  features the quintet of Paul Harris and Tom Deakin (Trumpets) Paul Tomlinson (French Horn) John Cornick (Trombone) and Simon Derrick (Tuba).

Artist Biography

Formed in 1985 the Bristol Brass Consort (aka BBC) is a symphonic brass ensemble that provides high quality performances of the established brass repertoire as well as lesser known works and new commissions.

The group is structured with a brass quintet as its core ensemble and can expand to 10 piece and larger formations depending on the repertoire.

In this formation they mix the best of the original brass quintet repertoire with commissions and their own arrangements to treat audiences to a unique brand of entertainment which captivates all ages. The ensemble has a lively repartee, touched with humour and personality, to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences in an evening of great music mixed with fun.

10 Piece
As a 10-piece ensemble they again perform across a wide selection of musical periods and styles. Arrangements of Bach and Purcell up to The Beatles form the backbone of these concerts, which  are provided in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

Larger Ensemble (20+)
This is their largest formation and is normally put together every couple of years to perform specific compositions and arrangements for this sized group. These have included Pictures at an Exhibition; Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Fanfare for the Common Man; Funeral  March by Grieg; Festmusik der Stadt Wein; Street Song by Michael Tilson-Thomas.

Marketing and Press

This new recording release will be fully serviced to all UK press and Media. CD Review copies (or access to the digital files) can be requested from john@musicandmediaconsulting.com

Advertising will be in the December issue of BBC Music Magazine.

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