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About Blackweir Brass
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Blackweir Brass are a versatile and energetic brass quintet. They are Selected Artists with Making Music and Live Music Now Artists.
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Fanfare, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Folk, Jazz, Blues, Modern jazz, Dixieland, Ragtime, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Marching, Bossa nova, Flamenco, French music, Latin, Polka, Salsa, Samba, Tango, Spanish music, Mariachi, Italian music, German music
Repertoire - listed alphabetically by composer
*= Arranged by B. Pepler
Anderson - Buglers’ Holiday
Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
Arne - Rule Britannia*
Arnold - Fanfare for Louis
Arnold - Quintet
Bach - We Hasten With Eager Footsteps
Bernstein - Dance Suite
Betjeman - Indoor Games Near Newbury*
Bishop - Mammatus
Bizet - Toreador Song (from Carmen)
Brackett - Simple Gifts
Bricusse & Newley - Pure Imagination*
Britten - Fanfare for St Edmundsbury
Britten - Hymn to St Cecilia*
Bruckner - Three Motets (Ave Maria, Locus Iste, Os Juste)
Chopin - Minute Waltz*
Crespo - Suite Americana
Debussy - Children’s Corner No.6*
Evans - Noson Lawen
Ewald - Quintet No.1
Ewald - Quintet No.2
Farnaby - Fancies Toyes and Dreams
Gershwin - Porgy and Bess (excerpts from)
Ginastera - Danza de la Moza Donosa
Hall - On Leaving Wantage
Handel - Celestial Concert
Handel - Largo from Xerxes
Hill - Happy Birthday
Horovitz - Folk Song Fantasy
Horovitz - Music Hall Suite
Howard - Fly Me To The Moon
Hughes - Calon Lan*
Joplin - The Entertainer
Kamen - Quintet
Lennon & McCartney - Penny Lane
Lennon & McCartney - When I’m Sixty-Four
Lennon & McCartney - Yesterday & Here, There and Everywhere
Lovland - Adagio
Mancini - Pink Panther Theme
Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart - The Magic Flute (Overture)
Norman - James Bond Theme
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Painter - Fanfare
Powell - How to Train Your Dragon (selections)
Previn - Four Outings
Rodgers and Hammerstein - My Favourite Things
Rossini - William Tell Overture (Gallop)
Saint-Saens - Dance Macabre*
Saint-Saens - The Swan*
Scheidt - Battle Suite
Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
Souza - Liberty Bell
Stravinsky - Petrushka (excerpts from)*
Sullivan - Overture to H.M.S Pinafore
Tchaikovsky arr. Jackson - The Nutcracker (two movements)
Traditional - Amazing Grace
Traditional - Greensleeves
Traditional - Just a Closer Walk
Various - Russian Fantasy
Verdi - Grand March from Aida
Williams - Superman Theme
Berlin arr. Civil - Silent Night
Gruber arr. Jackson - Silent Night
Harvey - Carolling Brass 2
Holst arr. Jackson - In the Bleak Midwinter
Iveson - Carolling Brass 1
Iveson - Christmas Crackers
Tchaikovsky arr. Jackson - The Nutcracker (two movements)
The Salvation Army - New Christmas Praise (concise carol books)
Traditional arr. Jackon - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Traditional arr. Jackson - O Little Town of Bethlehem
Traditional arr.Jenkins - Deck the Halls
Do you have different line-up options?
We can appear for selected concerts and Christmas performances as a quartet or potentially a trio. We are also able to deliver outreach sessions in any combination. We can appear with Flugel Horns, Cornets, Sousaphones and in historically appropriate settings with a Cimbasso.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We will try to be flexible for pre-arranged concerts but the further in advance that we are warned of changes, the likelier it is that we can accommodate them.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
This is not a service that we can provide but we can play a light music in the run up to a more formal performance.
How much time do you need to set up?
Set up time is minimal but if possible a small acoustic check/balance rehearsal would be very helpful - and give us a chance to get to know the space!
Can you roam around while you perform?
There are a few pieces, including Just a Closer Walk that we can perform as we walk on stage.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
Of course this is a possibility. We also offer a number of pre-selected recital programmes, including Music and Words - a recital based around poetry.
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?
Yes, we can bring our own music stands and chairs if necessary and we do not require amplification.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
Given enough notice and a small additional fee, we can arrange song requests for the quintet for events. Our tuba player, Ben, is a highly skilled arranger.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
One of our most frequent pieces of praise is that our concerts are original, refreshing and energetic. We aim to bring a fresh take to standard piece of repertoire.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
St David’s Hall St David’s Cathedral St John Smiths Square Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall Newport Cathedral St Endellion Church Theatr St Johns, Wantage
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
The Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Onyx Brass Canadian Brass Harmonic Brass Munich The Prince Regents Band
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
We performed for His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, at an event at his private residence in West Wales in July 2018, as part of a showcase of talent from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£700|
|Up to 2 hours||£850|
|Up to 3 hours||£1050|
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