Tuesday, 3 December 2019
An American in Paris & Moser plays Bach

8.00 Septura

9.30 Johannes Moser plays Bach

Septura is a brass septet from the United Kingdom touring with Chamber Music New Zealand.

It brings together leading players from the London scene: trumpeters Simon Cox, Huw Morgan and Alan Thomas, trombonists Matthew Knight, Matthew Gee and Dan West, and tuba player Pete Smith.

The combination of three trumpets, three trombones and a tuba is a standard grouping taken from the brass section of the orchestra (minus the French horns).

But strangely, as a chamber ensemble, this is a completely new invention. The group found that they had absolutely no existing repertoire to play. So they just had to go out and create their own, and a large part of what they’ve created is arrangements of other pieces.

By creating a canon of transcriptions, arrangements and new commissions for this brand new classical configuration, Septura aims to re-cast the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium.


8.00 Septura - Brass Ensemble

An American in Paris 

RAVEL arr Matthew Knight: Mother Goose;

DEBUSSY arr Simon Cox: Préludes;

GERSHWIN arr Septura: Three Piano Preludes;

GERSHWIN arr Septura: Songbook excerpts;

GERSHWIN arr Septura: An American in Paris 

Recorded in Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ

9.30 NZSO: Johannes Moser Bach Recitals (3 of 3) 

BACH: Cello Suite No 4 in Eb BWV1010 

Johannes Moser (cello) 

 Recorded in St. Mary’s, Parnell, Auckland by RNZ