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    Le papillon et la fleur, Op. 1 No. 1 (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet) - Gabriel Fauré,
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    In the Bleak Midwinter (arr. M. Knight for brass septet) - Harold Darke, Matthew Knight,
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    All-night Vigil, Op. 37 "Vespers" (Arr. M. Knight for Brass Septet): Bogoroditse Devo (Rejoice, O Virgin) - Sergei Rachmaninoff, Matthew Knight,
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    Bethlehem Down (arr. M. Knight for brass septet) - Peter Warlock, Matthew Knight,
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    Shchedryk (Epiphany Carol), "Carol of the Bells" (arr. S. Cox for 3 trumpets and valve trombone) - Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych, Simon Cox,
    1:220:30
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, London, 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 five discs have received critical acclaim, described variously as “brilliantly done” (Fiona Maddocks, The Observer), “dazzlingly polished” (Anna Picard, BBC Music Magazine) and “brass playing at its most exalted” (Robert Markow, Fanfare).
Weaving this ever-increasing repertoire into captivating live events, Septura is gaining a reputation for engaging audiences with innovative and imaginative programming. In the 17-18 season Septura launch their debut concert series, Kleptomania, at St John’s Smith Square, London and West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge; they will also tour Switzerland, Germany and the USA.
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, Basel Symphony and Aurora orchestras.

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