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About Episcanarius

#Versatile Brass Quintet with over 30 years experience between them as freelance musicians.
Brass quintet
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EPISCANARIUS Brass Quintet was formed by Dennis Frere-Smith in 2019 in Norwich, Norfolk. As a freelance trumpeter working in many diverse areas of the music business I wanted to form a small, versatile group that would be able to perform for many different occasions. I soon found the ideal format of two Trumpets, myself and Thomas Carr, Lynne Roberts on French Horn, Toby Carr on Trombone and Joseph Bohn on Tuba. The ensemble was created so that we could begin to bring the joy of top quality brass music to as wide a variety of people as possible. To date we have performed at both public and private events and have been preparing our new repertoire for a series of recitals and recordings in 2022.

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Classical, Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Fanfare, Early music, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Jazz, Cabaret, Swing, Dixieland, Easy listening, Light music, Vintage, Acoustic, Bossa nova
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Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

1. That’s a Plenty - Lew Pollack
2. The Circus Bee - Henry Fillmore
3. Hello Dolly - Jerry Herman
4. Spanish Flea- Herb Alpert
5. Moment for Morricone - Various
6. Mambo - Leonard Bernstein
7. Lullaby of Birdland - George Shearing
8. Second Waltz - D Shostakovich
9. Pizzicato Polka - J Strauss
10. Colonel Bogey - K Alford
11. Washington Post- J P Sousa
12. Hornpipe from Water Music - G F Handel
14. Standard of Saint George- K Alford
15. Trumpet Tune and Air- H Purcell
16. Fanfare- James Maynard
17. Kansas City- Leiber and Stöller
18. Little Fugue in G minor- J S Bach
19. Prelude and Fugue in Bb- J S Bach
20. Prelude and Fugue IX- J S Bach
21. Pictures at an Exhibition - Mussorgsky
22. Quintet No.1- Malcolm Arnold
23. Quintet No.2- Malcolm Arnold
24. LA DANZA - G Rossini
25. Jupiter from Planets Suite- G Holst
26. Chanson de Matin- Debussy
27. Putting on the Ritz - Irvin Berlin
28. Sweet Georgia Brown- B Bernie
29. Libertango - Piazolla
30. Girl from Ipanema - A C Jobim
31. Loch Lomond - Traditional Scottish
32. The Glaswegian- James Howe
33. Tiger Rag - Original Dixieland
34. Sousa on Parade- J P Sousa
35. Hogwart’s March- Patrick Doyle
36. English Country Garden - Traditional
37. All I Have to Do Is Dream- B Bryant
38. Hava Nagila- Traditional Hebrew
39. Magic Flute Overture- L Mozart
40. Water Music Suite- G F Handel
41. Benedictus - Karl Jenkins
42. Concerto d’Aranjuez - J Rodrigo
43. Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - J S Bach
44. Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Harold Arien
45 Take the ‘A’ Train - Billy Strayhorn
46. Chattanooga Choo Choo - Harry Warren
47. Tenesse Waltz - Patti Paige
48. Hallelujah Chorus- G F Handel
50. Charleston 2 - Mack and Johnson
51. 5th of Beethoven- W Murphy
52. You Can’t Stop The Beat - Shaiman and Wittman
53. Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
54. The British Grenadiers- Traditional March
55. Il Silenzio - Nini Roso Celeste
56. Bye Bye Blackbird- Henderson & Dickson
57. Amazing Grace - Trad Jazz Version
58. Looney Tunes Theme - Warner Bros Library
59. Community Songs Medley - Various
60. Pomp & Circumstance No.1- E Elgar
61. Music Hall Suite - J Horovitz
62. Tequila - Danny Flores
63. Mas Que Nada - Jorge Ben Jor
64. Greensleeves- Traditional English Air
65. I’ll Be There For You - The Rembrandts
66. Toreador - G Bizet
67. Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby? - Louis Jordan
68. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
69. Die Fledermaus - J Strauss
70. Brass Quintet No.2- Victor Edwald
71. Winter Wonderland - Felix Bernard
72. Meet the Flintstones - Hoyt Curtin
73. Panis Angelicus - César Franck
74. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of….- Pola & Wyle
75. Frosty the Snowman - Pollins & Nelson
76. We Wish You a Merry Christmas- Folk Song
78. Santa Baby - JAVITS & SPRINGER
79. Jingle Bell Rock - Beal & Boothe
80. The Happy Wanderer - Traditional
81. Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Coots & Gillespie
82. Christmas Crackers Medley - Ray Woodfield
83. I Saw Mommy Kissin’ Santa Claus- Tommy Connor
84. White Christmas - Irving Berlin
85. Carol of the Bells - Mykola D Leontovych
86. All I Want for Christmas is You - Maria Carey
87. Wallace & Gromit Theme - Julian Nott
88. Quintessential Gershwin Medley - G Gershwin
89. Merry Christmas Everybody - Bob Heatlie
90. Feliz Navidad - José Feliciano
91. Book of 114 Carols for Brass Quintet- Various
92. Savoy Christmas Medley - Debroy Summers
93. O Christmas Tree - Traditional
94. Canzon II - G Gabrielli
95. Basin Street Blues - Spencer Williams
96. Saint Louis Blues - W C Handy
97. Goodbye to Love - Bettis and Carpenter
98. Share My Yoke - Joy Webb
99. National Anthem - British Anthem
100. Strangers in the Night - Bert Kaempfert
101. My Way - C Francois & J Revaux
102. Amazing Grace- Arr. Luther Henderson
103. Don't Get Around Much Anymore - Duke Ellington
104. Chanson De Matin - Edward Elgar
105. The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
106. Ragtime Dance - Scott Joplin
107. Gladiolus Rag - Scott Joplin
108. Putting on the Ritz - Irvin Berlin
109. Sway - Luis Demetrio
110. Imagine - John Lennon
111. Beatles medley. - Lennon/McCartney
112. God Save the Queen - Henry Carey
113. Ukrainian National Anthem- Mykhailo Verbysky
114. La Marseillaise- C J Rouget de Lisle
115. America (My Country) - Samuel F Smith
114. The Star Spangled Banner - John Stafford Smith
116. William Tell Ouverture - G Rossini
117. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
118. Rudolph the Dee - arr. Davis
119. City of Stars(La LaLand) - Justin Hurwitz
120. Little Drummer Boy - arr. Bud Udell
121. The Big Country -Jerome Morros
122. Air on A G String - J S Bach
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

The Episcanarius line-up is 2 Trumpets, French Horn, Trombone and Tuba. I also offer a Brass Quartet for Christmas Carols and community songs.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

I can provide a choice of music from my iPod during planned intervals if you require and it is a free service. Feel free to discuss the options with me at any time.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance.

Can you roam around while you perform?

No, we are static group either sitting or standing.

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

I always select the music to suit the event/venue and then discuss any other suggestions with the organiser(s). Episcanarius are experienced at being flexible during the performances as well.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£900
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£2250


From customers:

Marcus P
1 year ago

Dear Dennis, I just wanted to say a big thank you for taking part in Head Out Not Home 2022. This year’s festival has felt like a big success, despite the challenges of the heat, with lots of positive feedback, a 97% approval rating and a 20% increase in our audience from last year. We had some lovely feedback about your performance and how great it was to have some brass in the offer this year. And we have paid your invoice, so please let us know if that has not reached your account. All the best Marcus --------------------------------- Marcus Patteson Executive Director (My pronouns are He/Him) Phone: 01603 760529 (Option 1) Mobile: 07590 052656 Web: