Onyx Brass

Recordings

Onyx are Number 1 in the charts!

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Onyx Brass are currently sitting top of the UK Classical Chart with their Hyperion records album ‘Coronation Te Deum’. Joining forces with The Choir of Westminster Abbey under the baton of James O’Donnell in a spectacular celebration of the music of Hubert Parry, the critically acclaimed album made it’s UK Classical Chart debut at number…

On an Overgrown Path CD

For the first time in the recorded output of Onyx Brass we have undertaken the challenge of a disc of Romantic music. By definition, a large section of the repertoire for brass quintet consists of arrangements of music originally written for other instruments, as this particular combination of instruments as chamber ensemble has only been…

Onyx gets Romantic

Onyx was joined by some of the best brass players around for a few days last month, recording a new CD of brass music from the Romantic period. The CD, to be released by Meridian includes new arrangements of chorale preludes and piano pieces by Brahms, Chopin’s Prelude no. 12 in C minor, and Janacek’s…

A Very Onyx Christmas

There’s a lot of brass music around at Christmas, but we think no-one does it quite so classily as Onyx. Last Friday they played live on Radio 3 with the BBC Singers and their conductor Ben Parry. The concert of Christmas music old and new, including a couple of solo items from Onyx themselves, is…

“A song of Guadeloupe “ by Torbjorn Hultmark

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Over the Summer, we recorded a piece by our good friend and colleague Torbjorn Hultmark. It is called A song of Guadeloupe and is very beautifully written indeed. We will certainly be featuring it in future OB programmes. Here is A link to the recording. https://soundcloud.com/torbjorn-hultmark/hultmark-a-song-of-guadelupe More of Torbjorn’s music can be heard on his…

New CD Released!

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We’re pleased to announce the release of our début Christmas recording, “Canite Tuba”, or “Sound the Trumpet”  from Resonus Classics, which features settings of well-loved English carols by Holst, tranquil motets from Monteverdi, Palestrina, Parsons and Schütz, and arrangements from some of the best Christmas works from across Europe, including Berlioz’s 1854 Oratorio “L’enfance du Christ”…

Time to Time

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“Time to Time” has just been released on Meridian records. Music by the American masters (Ives, Copland, Barber) and new British voices (Macrae, Duddell and Jackson). You can buy it from the usual places, or just follow this link. We are really chuffed with it, and hope you will be too