Onyx Brass

Recordings

Dave gives the back story to Festmusik: A Legacy

A Letter from Johannes Brahms

This latest recording project upon which Onyx have embarked has been extraordinary in all sorts of ways. It consists of almost exactly half chamber music and half large brass ensemble with our friend John Wilson directing us. There is a specific reason for these repertoire choices: every single piece which has been chosen was selected…

Festmusik: A Legacy to be released on 30 April

News hot off the press is that the long anticipated release of Festmusik: A Legacy is to happen on 30th April 2021. Recorded by Chandos Records, it features Onyx alongside John Wilson and Septura in an uplifting new rendition of the eponymous Strauss work for brass. Alongside this are new transcriptions of Zwei Gesänge by…

New Christmas Recording with Winchester College Chapel Choir

Released on 16th October 2020, by Signum Records, this is a beautiful collection of Christmas music fantastically sung by Winchester College Chapel Choir directed by Howard Ionascu featuring added sparkle from Onyx Brass. It includes many of the popular seasonal numbers in brand new arrangements especially for this recording, and features two solo quintet numbers,…

Fanfares Available from 2nd March

We have two recording releases in 2018 to celebrate our 25th Birthday, and we are pleased to announce that the first one, Fanfares, is available from early March. Recorded by Chandos in April 2017, this ground breaking recording brings together fanfares from 20th Century British composers which have never been recorded before, and includes many…

Onyx are Number 1 in the charts!

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…