Grainger’s countryside Both 'Molly on the Shore' and 'Ye Banks and Braes o Bonnie Doon', ingeniously orchestrated for brass by our trumpet player and composer-in-residence Ryan Linham, were originally set by Grainger for many different combinations of instruments. These settings not only immortalise the folk melodies but preserve in some measure…

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Nasmyth, Alexander; Loch Doon, Ayrshire; The Fitzwilliam Museum;

Fanfare for St Edmundsbury and the Magna Carta

Britten's Fanfare for St Edmundsbury, performed here with guest trumpet Phil Cobb, was premiered in 1959 at the Bury St. Edmunds 'Pageant of Magna Carta'. First issued in 1215, and then reissued in 1216, 1217 and 1226 the final iteration of Magna Carta acts as a legislative bedrock for…


The Ensemble of the Golden Bough – The Name

The ensemble takes its name from the seminal work by the Scottish anthropologist Sir James Frazer entitled 'The Golden Bough'. Readers may recognise the name from W.B. Yeats' poem 'Sailing to Byzantium' or from the countless other poets, musicians and artists like D.H. Lawrence who were profoundly influenced by Frazer's…


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