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Kenny Wheeler One for Five video released on YouTube

Onyx Brass perform One for Five at JAM on the Marsh:Virtual

Six months ago in July 2020 we recorded a virtual concert for JAM on the Marsh:Virtual in Hythe. Included in the programme was the first movement of Kenny Wheeler’s One for Five and we are pleased to have uploaded the full version to YouTube for for everyone to watch.

This piece was the whole genesis of the Onyx Noir jazz disc, produced by NMC Recordings, it served as inspiration for the other eleven composers featured to contribute. Should you be interested in hearing the second movement or indeed the whole disc, click here.

A huge thank you goes to Ed Armitage and all the team at JAM for allowing us to use this recording on our YouTube Channel.

IC Concert to Air on YouTube Premiere

After recording our annual Imperial College concert back in December, we are pleased to announce that it will be broadcast on the IC YouTube channel at 1pm GMT on 28th January. The concert was recorded by Black Swan Media and includes music by Arnold, Wolfenden, Gershwin, LaSalle and two larger ensemble pieces by Bliss and…

Happy Christmas and a much better New Year!

2020 has been a tough year for us all so we would like to offer our thanks to everyone who has supported us through these trying times. While our concert work has almost all disappeared, special thanks go to JAM on the Marsh, the Malcolm Arnold Society, and Music at the Tower for engaging us…

New Shostakovich Fugue Video

To go with the December sale on at Onyx Brass Publishing, we’ve created a two and a half minute video of all the Shostakovich fugues mashed together! It’s an attempt to highlight some of the best bits of all ten that we recorded on Fugue. See what you think!

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For those interested in the order:
1, G major 2, B minor 3, D major 4, A flat major 5, E minor 6, C major 7, G minor 8, G sharp minor 9, D flat major 10, D minor

Congratulations! It’s stunning,

Alexander Armstrong, Classic FM, on A Winter’s Night

A Winter’s Night chosen as Album of the Weekend by Scala Radio

Great to see that A Winter’s Night has received another accolade and has been chosen as “Album of the Weekend” for Scala Radio on the weekend before Christmas. Starting on Angellica Bell’s 7am Saturday morning show on the 19th December, tracks will be played from the recording throughout the weekend. Since its release in October…

A Winter’s Night chosen as Classic FM’s Album of the Week

Really chuffed to find out that A Winter’s Night has been chosen as Alexander Armstrong’s Classic FM Album of the Week. Recorded by Signum Records, it’s such a fabulous collection of Christmas music, new and old, and includes two solo quintet numbers alongside the carols we perform with the Choristers of Winchester College School and…