Ensemble of the Golden Bough
The Ensemble of The Golden Bough is documenting the nation’s unique tradition of brass playing, folk song and classical music through live performance, recordings, and concert video documentaries.
Based in London and founded in 2021 by some of the most highly regarded brass musicians in the country, the ensemble was immediately met with rave reviews and requests to perform around the world.
The highly anticipated debut album and concert video ‘British Folk Music for Brass Ensemble: The Land Without Music Vol. 1’ was released digitally in the Summer of 2021 and will be followed by a physical CD release in the Summer of 2022.
The album presents works by Percy Grainger, John Foulds and Frank Bridge newly arranged for brass quintet as well as new commissions from Ryan Linham, Jonathan Heeley, and Rory Simmons. Philip Cobb, Principal Trumpet of the BBC Symphony and former Principal Trumpet of The London Symphony Orchestra, joins the ensemble as a guest soloist performing works by Benjamin Britten as well as new commissions for trumpet trio.