Founded by Aurora Principal Trumpet Simon Cox and comprising of several regular Aurora brass players, Septura has quickly established itself as one of the UK’s most inventive and highly-regarded brass ensembles. Aiming to re-cast the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium through the unique sound of the brass septet, the group is gaining a reputation for engaging audiences with imaginative programmes built from a growing repertoire of specially-created transcriptions, arrangements and commissions.
For this programme Septura reflects on the nomadic existence of creators and performers of music through a series of works which were all written far from the composers’ homes. The group’s transcriptions and arrangements – spanning five centuries of composers on tour – make every effort to remain faithful to the originals. But they also throw vivid new light on these masterpieces, illuminating them afresh as they are re-born for brass septet. With music by Prokofiev, Victoria, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich and Lassus, come and hear why this pioneering group was heralded as ‘magnificent’ in a recent 5-star review for The Observer.