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Northern Brass Quintet

Wednesday 9th February 2011, 7:30pm

                     Katharine Curlett                      Georgi Boev                     Ben Millest                   Lewis Musson                   David Moore

                    trumpet & flugel horn                        french horn                             tuba                      trombone & flugel horn        trumpet & flugel horn


The Northern Brass Quintet, which appear by kind permission of the Royal Northern College of Music, is the latest exciting and versatile brass quintet to emerge from the RNCM. Its members come from extremely different musical backgrounds, including the Salvation Army and Chetham’s School, which contributes to their diverse and extensive repertoire. Individually, they Brass have played with groups such as the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, National Youth Brass band of Great Britain, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Black Dyke Band, the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band, The Marsden Silver Prize Band, the Wingates Brass Band and toured with pop bands including the Ting Tings.

The quintet’s in-house arrangers can tailor a programme to suit any setting and the group aims to include new compositions and arrangements in performances wherever possible. The members of Northern Brass are passionate educators and are involved both individually and as group in teaching and delivering workshops in a variety of settings.

Full information on the composers and the items to be played will be  available on the night of the concert in the printed programme, which will also reveal which of the players is a National Champion (2010) on their chosen instrument.


Samuel Scheidt ~ Battle Suite:- Galliard Battaglia, Courant Dolorosa & Canzon Bergamasque

Victor Ewald ~ Quintet in Db major

Derek Bourgeois ~ Sonata for Brass Quintet, Op.21 (2nd & 3rd movements)

Traditional arr Boev ~ Two Worlds

Stephen Sondheim (arr. NBQ) ~ Send in the Clowns (from ‘A Little Night Music’)

William Rimmer ~ Jenny Jones – euphonium solo

Georgi Boev ~ A Walk Around Plovdiv

Claude Debussy (arr. various) ~ Le Petit Negre, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair, Golliwog’s Cakewalk

Leonard Bernstein (arr. Gale) ~ Selections from West Side Story:- Prologue, Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, I Feel Pretty