Wednesday 1 April, 7.30pm at Church of All Saints, Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3ED
Paul Harris and Tom Deakin – Trumpets
Paul Tomlinson – horn
John Cornick – Trombone
Simon Derrick – Tuba
Bristol Brass Consort has been entertaining diverse audiences for over 30 years. Their music covers a wide spectrum: folk music, fanfares, show tunes, seasonal and sacred music, jazz and classical music spanning six centuries. They have played at festivals throughout the UK and Europe, and on BBC television and radio. Over the years they have commissioned new works from many living composers.
Their concert on 1st April is a collaboration with Severnside Composers Alliance featuring world premieres by leading West-country composers alongside vibrant and showy pieces from BBC’s regular repertoire such as Anthony DiLorenzo’s “Firedance”. It all adds up to a programme that is fascinating in its range of musical styles. Fanfares by Liz Lane and Arthur Keegan-Bole set a celebratory mood. Jonathan Palmer and David Greenhorne highlight the consort’s well-known interest in renaissance and early music. Jolyon Laycock showcases the virtuoso brilliance of the piccolo trumpet. A slow-moving sombre “Elegy” by Kostis Tsioulakis contrasts with James D’Angelo’s fast-moving “Scherzo”, and Frank Harvey dishes up a jokey take on action movie sound tracks.