London City Brass Quintet

ALISON CROOSE A concert entitled Brass Fireworks offered connotations of sparkle, excitement, colour and surprise – and fully lived up to expectations.

ALISON CROOSE

A concert entitled Brass Fireworks offered connotations of sparkle, excitement, colour and surprise – and fully lived up to expectations.

Five talented young musicians provided an impressive launch for King's Lynn Musical Society's new season, setting a high standard for six future events.

The quintet's programme opened in classical style with a Purcell Sonata and a Byrd Pavanne which so suited the St Margaret's Church acoustic. Then there was greater opportunity for virtuoso playing in Andre Previn's Four Outings for Brass written specially for the tuba.

Koetsier's Brass Quintet was technically demanding and Handel's Hallelujah Chorus was given a new perspective.

The programme also included Elgar's Chanson de Matin, Kompaneck's cheeky Killer Tango, and a delightful arrangement of Rodgers and Hart's Manhattan.

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