Northern Brass Band

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Northern Brass Brand are a professional brass quintet based in the North West of England and comprises of ex-Royal Northern College of Music Students. Northern Brass regularly delivers top-class concerts all over the country and are equally at home providing entertainment for weddings and functions.

Northern Brass has performed numerous concerts all over the United Kingdom to great acclaim including an appearance at the 2011 Great Northern Brass Arts Festival where the quintets’ two performances were described as “outstanding” by the Festival director Philip Biggs. The group have also appeared on national television (BBC Songs of Praise), national radio (BBC Radio 3) and other local radio stations around the Manchester area.

The group have provided entertainment for many events and companies. Past clients include Selfridges, “Dirty Dancing on Tour” (Palace Theatre, Manchester), The Printworks and numerous hotels. In April 2013 the group were engaged to perform at the opening of the new Wallace and Gromit “Thrill-O-Matic” Ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Individually, Northern Brass’ members regularly work with the UK’s top orchestras including the Halle, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of English National Ballet and the Manchester Concert Orchestra. Its players have also performed with all the country’s top brass bands including the Black Dyke Band, Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band and Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band.

In 2011 the group were awarded the Philip Jones Prize for Chamber Music.

The group have a number of “in-house arrangers” and can arrange any requested piece of music to suit different events. Northern Brass appreciate that every event is unique and aim to tailor our programme of music to match its setting.

Northern Brass Repertoire

Handel, George F Halleluia Chorus
Tchaikovsky, Petr March From “The Nutcracker”
Wagner, Richard Wedding March
Bach, Johann S Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach, Johann S Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV 645
Clarke, Jeremiah Trumpet Voluntary
Handel, George F Hornpipe (Water Music)
Handel, George F La Rejouissance (Royal Fireworks)
Mendelssohn, Felix Wedding March
Mozart, Wolfgang A Arrival of the Queen of the Night
Pachelbel, Johann Canon in D major
Purcell, Henry Trumpet Tune
Scheidt, Samuel Battle Suite
Susato, Tylman Suite

Concert/Background Items – Classical/Light/Pop/Shows/Films
Anderson, Leroy Bugler’s Holiday
Bach, Johann S Christus, der ist mein leben
Bach, Johann S Es ist gewisslich an der zeit
Bach, Johann S Dank sie Gott in der Hohe
Bach, Johann S Air On a G-String
Bernstein, Leonard West Side Story Suite
Bernstein, Leonard Dance Suite
Bizet, Georges Suite From “Carmen”
Boev, Georgi Two Worlds
Boev, Georgi A Walk Around Plovdid
Debussy, Claude The Girl With the Flaxen Hair
Debussy, Claude Le Petit Negre
Debussy, Claude Golliwogg’s Cakewalk
Debussy, Claude The Little Shepherd
Delibes, Leo The Flower Duet
Elgar, Edward Nimrod from “Enigma Variations”
Freedman / Myers Rock Around the Clock
Fucik, Julius Entry of the Gladiators
Garner, Erroll Misty
Gershwin, George I Got Rhythm
Gershwin, George Strike Up the Band
Gershwin, George Summertime from “Porgy and Bess”
Henderson, Luther Tuba Tiger Rag
Kander, John New York, New York
Keane Somewhere Only We Know
Lennon/McCartney Ticket to Ride
Lennon/McCartney Yesterday
Lennon/McCartney Penny Lane
Lizst, Franz Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2
Mozart, Wolfgang A Rondo Alla Turc
Mozart, Wolfgang A Ave Maria
Nagle, Paul Jive for Five
Nagle, Paul Blues for Five
Piazzolla, Astor Tango Apasionado Suite
Ravel, Maurice Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Rossini, Gioachino A Duet for Two Cats
Scott/Russell He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
Sedaka, Greenfield Is This The Way to Amarillo
Sherwin, Manning A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Smith, John Stafford The Star Spangled Banner
Sousa, John P The Washington Post
Traditional Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Traditional Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child
Traditional Ein Prosit
Verhelst, Steven A Song For Japan
Williams / Chambers Angels
Barber, Samuel Adagio for Strings
Holst, Gustav Jupiter (From “The Planets”)
Rameau, Jean-Philippe Le Rappel des Oiseaux
Joplin, Scott Gladiolus Rag
Joplin, Scott The Entertainer
Joplin, Scott Ragtime Dance

Serious/Original Works
Arnold, Malcolm Quintet
Bourgeois, Derek Sonata
Couperin, Francois Les Bacchanales
Ewald, Victor Quintet Op. 3
Lutoslawski, Wiltold Mini Overture
Previn, Andre Four Outings for Brass
Ewald, Victor Quintet Op. 2

They have carol books with every single carol imaginable included!