A4 Brass Quartet
St Mary's Creative Space, Chester
Crown and Spectre (Callum Au)
Overture: Die Fledermaus (Strauss arr. Bates)
A Little Prayer (Evelyn Glennie arr. Bates)
15 Iinventions (Nos. 1-4) (J.S BACH arr. Bates)
Little Fugue in G minor (J.S. Bach arr. Robertson)
Six Romanian Folk Dances (Bela Bartok arr. Robertson)
Molly on the Shore (Percy Grainger arr. Bates)
Street Songs (Bramwell Tovey)
Mists of the Mountains (Jonathan Bates)
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A4 Brass Quartet comprises principal players from some of the UK’s top brass bands, including Black Dyke, Brighouse & Rastrick and Foden’s. With “technical virtuosity in abundance” (Brass Band World), these four astonishing musicians come together to perform both lyrical and high-octane works, forming a distinctive and new take on chamber music.
The Quartet has a unique blend of instruments, with a cornet, tenor horn, baritone and euphonium creating an exclusive sound that stands out from the standard brass quartet. With this unusual instrumentation, A4 Brass has actively developed their repertoire, commissioning new music, composing and arranging music themselves.
Formed in 2013 at the Royal Northern College of Music, A4 Brass Quartet has gone on to become a multi-award-winning chamber ensemble and establish itself at the forefront of British brass chamber music.
Prizes including the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition (2018); a Tunnell Trust Award (2018); the Musicians’ Company Maisie Lewis Prize (2018) and the Tillett Trust Young Artists’ Platform (2017).