St Bride's: Music - Big Smoke Brass – UK

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Big Smoke Brass – UK

Tuesday, 12 November at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Big Smoke Brass – UK

Adam Hebditch – trumpet 1, Jonny Munn – trumpet 2, Peter Lewis – flugelhorn, Gabriel Askew – flugelhorn 2, Joe Tucker – tuba, Tom Plumridge – percussion/drum set

G F Handel, arr. P Lewis

The arrival of the Queen of Sheba, from Solomon

Bert Appermont, arr. A Hebditch

Section from A Brussels Requiem

Erroll Garner and Johnny Burke, arr. P Lewis

Misty

Evelyn Glennie, arr. G Askew

Little Prayer

Bob Thiele and George David Weiss, arr. G Askew

What a wonderful world

Jonny Bates

Brass Quintet No. 2

Lt F J Ricketts, arr. T Plumridge

Colonel Bogey March

N Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. P Lewis

Flight of the Bumblebee

Formed in 2017, Big Smoke Brass - UK is a six-piece brass ensemble comprised of classical musicians studying at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The group is a professional ensemble regularly performing brass function repertoire at weddings and corporate events. Whilst at Trinity Laban, the group has studied under the mentorship and guidance of some of the UK's leading brass instrumentalists including: Oren Marshall, Carol Jarvis, Chris Deacon, Andrew Hendrie and Andrew Dunn.

Today's concert is part of our Winter recital series, performing at venues across London, from the end of October to the beginning of January. The ensemble will be performing from their expansive list of classical repertoire, playing rearrangements of Baroque chamber music to brand new compositions from the present day. Big Smoke Brass' instrumentation consists of 2 Trumpets, 2 Flugelhorns, Tuba and Percussion. The ensemble's unorthodox use of a pair of flugelhorns as an alternative to the brass quintet's horn and trombone, combines uniquely with the rest of the ensemble, sounding different to that of any other conventional brass quintet. There is no published repertoire written for the group, and as a result, everything performed in this concert has been specially arranged or reorchestrated for the ensemble.

As well as performing publicly, Big Smoke Brass - UK is currently working hard recording their first Pop EP. The ensemble aims to release their energetic and original recordings by the start of 2020 on all of the major music platforms. For more information on the ensemble, please check out:
Website: www.bigsmokebrass.co.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bigsmokebrass/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigsmokebrass/

Big Smoke Brass - UK is a six-piece brass ensemble comprised of classical musicians studying at Trinity Laban's Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The ensemble has an expansive list of repertoire, performing string rearrangements from the Baroque period to brand new compositions from the present day. Big Smoke Brass' instrumentation consists of 2 Trumpets, 2 Flugelhorns, Tuba and Percussion. The ensemble's unorthodox use of a pair of flugelhorns as an alternative to the brass quintet's horn and trombone, combines uniquely with the rest of the ensemble, sounding different to that of any other conventional brass quintet. There is no published repertoire written for the group and, as a result, everything performed in this concert has been specially arranged or reorchestrated for the group.