Septura Brass introduce their programme with customary brass player nonchalance, describing their arrangements as ‘ambitious thefts’.
Such self-deprecation makes the sound they create all the more incredible. When they play, we hear fireworks. But, we have no visible sign of what’s they’re actually doing to produce that sound. Their arrangements are respectful compromises that highlight their own considerable technical dexterity as brass players, and pay homage to compositional greats.
Septura repeat this programme at West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge on Thursday 5 October.
Their latest recording is released in November 2017.