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Engaging and characterful recital by Brass Ensembles

"Engaging" and "characterful" recital by Brass Ensembles
Friday 22 April

Brass EnsemblesThe Brass Ensembles performed three contrasting and characterful pieces in Wednesday's lunchtime recital. The concert started with a vibrant performance of Concerto for trumpets and timpani by Altenburg. This was a fine performance with charming imitative passages, clear communication and a dynamic rhythm at its core. The next piece, Allegro moderato (Sonata) by Poulenc provided a contrast in the programme and started in an upbeat style with a firm sense of unity in playing. This led into a serene and colourful passage; the ensemble perfectly capturing the intended mood. Struth by Chris Hazell provided further contrast and a stylish element to the recital. 'Start Tapping' contains a sprightly theme on the trumpet which was played with character. Punchy melodies and chromaticism added energy and it was thoroughly engaging. 'Restin’ Up' took a more reflective style and featured a rousing development, displaying great communication and musicality. 'Trekkin’ Home' presented memorable themes which were passed around the ensemble. This stylish and rhythmic piece was a great close to the concert. Well done!

 

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