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New Release Straight into Classical Charts

After a week since its release The Sun is Free to Flow with the Sea has gone straight into the Specialist Classical Charts at number 6! This is our highest ever rating, beating Festmusik: A Legacy that went in at 7. It’s fair to say we are beyond chuffed and say a huge thank you…

Premieres of Music by Wallen and Perinpanayagam at RAM

March 22nd & 23rd March has us visiting the Alma Mater of many of us in Onyx, the Royal Academy of Music, where we will be spending 2 days working with the students side by side in preparation for a concert on 23rd. The evening will include the Strauss Motets from Festmusik and Tim Jackson’s…

Awards for Festmusik

Coming to the end of the year and a number of publications and commentators are pulling together their best recordings of 2021 and its good to see Festmusik: A Legacy is receiving its fair share of attention. First piece of silverware has been awarded by the website, 4 Bars Rest, and its CD of the…

5 Star Reviews for Festmusik

Great to see that Festmusik: A Legacy is getting a lot of notice from the music press. Hot on the heels of the exemplary review from BBC Record Review, both Classical Music Magazine and the specialist brass website, 4Barsrest.com, awarded our Chandos recording 5 stars. Both reviews are very complementary about the title track with…

Festmusik makes it to the Classical Charts

Thank you to everyone that has bought, downloaded or streamed Festmusik: A Legacy and all that support has put the recording straight in at Number 7 in the Specialist Classical Music Charts. Amongst some pretty exulted company, we even beat the London Symphony Orchestra and Antonio Pappano which piqued Niall’s interest!

Dave Talks to 4Barsrest about Festmusik

Following on from the release of Festmusik: A Legacy, Dave was interviewed by the brass website, 4Barsrest.com, on the whole inspiration and multiple facets that make up the recording. Click on the above soundcloud player or click the button below for the full interview.

Festmusik: A Legacy Released

We are pleased to announce that our latest recording, Festmusik: A Legacy is now available to the general public. Recorded by Chandos Records, it’s available in multiple formats across all the major streaming services, it’s another collaboration with the award winning conductor John Wilson, the acclaimed British brass chamber group, Septura and other talented friends that is guaranteed to raise the roof. For more information about the genesis of the whole project, take a look at the full promotional release video including an interview with David Gordon Shute that gives an idea of the decades of planning that has gone into the project.

To purchase a copy or stream and to find out more information on the music we have recorded on the release, click here.