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About Simon Desbruslais

Trumpet soloist based in Yorkshire. Experienced in playing live to millions of viewers and listeners on BBC 1 Television and BBC Radio 3!
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Simon Desbruslais is a trumpet soloist, whose performances have been critically acclaimed as ‘steel-lipped’ and possessing ‘supreme confidence and flair’. Equally active in baroque and contemporary music, Simon has recorded extensively for Signum Classics including most recently The Art of Dancing and Psalm: Contemporary British Trumpet Concertos. Simon has played trumpet fanfares for ceremonies of notable public figures such as Camilla Parker Bowles, Dame Vivienne Westwood, Sir Terry Pratchett and the Sultan of Brunei.

Traditional church music, Christmas, Military, Contemporary Christian, Classical, Contemporary classical, Baroque, Early music, Fanfare, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Renaissance, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, Swing, Blues, Jazz, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Noise music, Marching, Acoustic, Covers, Pop
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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, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Accompanist, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching, Examiner, Community music worker, Musicologist
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Song list

***Trumpet with Organ/Piano***
Bach-Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach-Wachet auf!
Boyce-Trumpet Voluntary
Charpentier, Te Deum
Clarke-Trumpet Voluntary/Prince of Denmark's March
Frank, Panis Angelicus
Handel, Suite from the Water Music
Mendelssohn, Wedding March
Mozart (Leopold), Trumpet Concerto
Purcell, Trumpet Tune
Schubert-Ave Maria
Stanley-Trumpet Voluntary
Telemann, Trumpet Concerto
Verdi, Grand March from 'Aida'
Viviani, Trumpet Sonata No. 1
Viviani, Trumpet Sonata No. 2
Wagner, Wedding March
***Trumpet with Singer***
Bach, Cantata 51 'Jauchzet Gott'
Handel, 'Eternal Source of Light Divine' from Ode to the Birthday of Queen Anne
Handel, 'Let the Bright Seraphim' from Samson
Handel, 'The Trumpet Shall Sound' from The Messiah
Handel, 'With Honour Let Desert Be Crowned' from Judas Maccabeus


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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£250
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£400
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Tommy F, 9 years ago

I’ve worked with Simon on several projects, at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and at numerous church performances. He is a first rate, intelligent player who is particularly sensitive to liturgical music. I would recommend him without any hesitation.

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Christian G, 14 years ago

Simon's trumpet playing was nothing short of stunning. His brilliant tone and perfect intonation truly brought the music alive.