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Central Brass Ensemble

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About Central Brass Ensemble

London's finest brass collective, specialising in high quality traditional church repertoire: Trumpet & Organ, Brass Quintet, Solo Trumpeter
Classical duo
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Founded by Simon Tong (trumpet) and Benedict Lewis-Smith (organ) in 2021, the group specialises in the finest brass ensembles available in London. As professional church musicians Simon and Ben provide various combinations of players to suit every occasion and budget imaginable! Check out our premier Trumpet and Organ Duo videos. Perhaps you would like something more substantial such as a brass quintet, or even a solo trumpeter to perform the Last Post. Our experienced players can herald a bride's arrival with expert precision or can add gusto and support to your hymn singing. All brass combinations are available, and we are able to arrange your musical choices specifically to suit!

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Central Brass Ensemble's Reviews

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Lucy L
1 year ago, for a Wedding in London
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5 out of 5

The brass performed at my friend's wedding. They did a really good job and the music was great. Thank you so much.

Ella H
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Westbourne Green
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5 out of 5

Simon performed as part of a brass quintet at my wedding. It really made the day and we heartily recommend the group!

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Central Brass Ensemble's Song list

Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria
Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum Prelude
Frédéric Chopin: Funeral March
Walford Davies: God Be In My Head
Sir Edward Elgar: Chanson de Matin, Salut d' Amour, Op.12,
César Franck: Panis Angelicus
George Frideric Handel: Art Thou Troubled, Largo, Let the Bright Seraphim
Jessie S. Irvine: Crimond
Felix Mendelssohn: Lift Thine Eyes, O For The Wings of a Dove, O Rest in The Lord
William Henry Monk: Abide With Me
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Alleluia, March of the Priests
R H Pritchard: Hyfrydol
W Rowlands: Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
C C Scholefield: The Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended
Franz Schubert: Ave Maria
Sir Charles Villiers Stanford: Love Divine
Traditional: Amazing Grace
Richard Wagner: Bridal March.

Central Brass Ensemble's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£625
Up to 2 hours£800
Up to 3 hours£1000
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, sure. We can perform as a duo Trumpet and Organ or a Brass Quintet.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We will certainly try to accommodate your timing change.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Sure thing. Very happy to help.

How much time do you need to set up?

We arrive one hour before the event start time.

Can you roam around while you perform?

We tend to stay still, so that we can coordinate with the other members of the ensemble.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Sure thing. We can also arrange your favourite piece if you would like.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes, everything is included in the quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes gladly. We tend to charge £50 extra to learn something new.
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