Gerald Finzi (1901-1956) arr Matthew Knight
God is gone up
Lucy Callen (b 1987)
Procession (world premiere)
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) arr Simon Cox
Suite, Op 12
Giovanni Gabrieli (1557-1612)
Canzon II a 4 from Canzoni per sonare con ogni sorte di stromenti (1608)
Canzon IV a 6 from Canzoni e sonata (1615)
Sancta Maria (arr Simon Cox)
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) arr Matthew Knight
The Enchanted Garden from Mother Goose
All performers at this event are conforming to our safety requirements of being at least two metres apart.
Septura brings together London’s leading players to redefine brass chamber music through the uniquely expressive sound of the brass septet.
By creating a canon of transcriptions, arrangements and new commissions for this brand new classical configuration, Septura aims to re-cast the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium.
Currently Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Academy of Music, the group is recording a series of 10 discs for Naxos Records, each focused on a particular period, genre and set of composers, creating a ‘counter-factual history’ of brass chamber music.
The first six discs have received critical acclaim. In addition, Christmas with Septura was released in November 2016, and Septura’s unique version of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker narrated by Derek Jacobi was released in 2019.
Weaving this ever-increasing repertoire into captivating live events, Septura is gaining a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and imaginative programming. In 2019/20 the group made its debut at Wigmore Hall.
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, Basel Symphony and Aurora orchestras.
Rui Teixeira Ribeiro