Chaconne Brass

23rd November 2009 Chaconne Brass is perhaps one of the most flexible ensembles in the country.  Its unique combination of innovation, musicianship and pure entertainment has kept Chaconne at the forefront of British musical life for nearly a quarter of a century.  Their repertoire ranges from pieces written especially for the group through to attractive arrangements of classical, jazz and popular tunes for brass quintet.  They engage their audience and carry them along on a roller coaster of a musical journey.

Clacton & North East Essex

Arts & Literary Society

Chaconne Brass was formed in 1984 and has established a reputation as one of Britain’s most versatile ensembles. Its repertoire spans from Praetorius to Steve Reich, from Gershwin to Miles Davis, from Acoustic to Electro-acoustic and from Brass to Beyond…

Chaconne Brass has an ever-growing list of over 50 works written for the group, a large part of which has been recorded. In addition to extensive touring with Chaconne Brass, members work as guest principals and soloists with some of the top orchestras and ensembles in Britain. Several members are also teachers as well as successful composers and arrangers with a large number of commissions, concerts and broadcasts in Britain and other countries.

A combination of entertainment, creativity and excellence has allowed Chaconne Brass to develop a totally unique style that appeals to audiences of all ages and backgrounds; whether it is a recital at London’s South Bank, a radio or TV broadcast, a workshop for college students or a performance for very young school children, Chaconne Brass is always met with overwhelming enthusiasm.

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  1. Chaconne Brass – By Audrey Owens 24th November 2009 – 1:34am
    The sixth presentation at the Arts and Literary Society was made by Chaconne Brass, four men and a girl, who performed on various brass instruments from the tuba to the trombone. Emily White also played the sackbut, which is a 16th century version of the trombone.

    The programme consisted of a variety of different types of music, some especially composed by members of the quintet. The musicians were extremely accomplished and very clever. However, the type of music played was not to the taste of all the audience although some thought it wonderful, others felt it to be somewhat discordant. Everyone agreed that the final items from Handel’s Water Music played on kettles and watering cans to the beautiful Christmas medley showed the true brilliance of this group in harmonies which all could understand.

    The evening was sponsored by the West Cliff Theatre, Clacton-on-Sea.

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