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A4 Brass Quartet

The A4 Brass Quartet are a fantastic young quartet with an eclectic repertoire, wonderful techniques and great stage presence.  Formed in 2013 at the Royal Northern College of Music, A4 Brass Quartet comprises of principal players from some of the UK's top brass bands, including Grimethorpe Colliery, Brighouse & Rastrick and Foden's.   With "technical ability 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 performed widely throughout the UK and Europe and featured on both national TV and Radio 3.   Winners of numerous awards and prizes, they regularly work with Live Music Now and Music in Hospitals & Care and are committed to expanding and diversifying their work.

Their programme is an eclectic mix of classical and contemporary music:

First half:

Toccata, Jonathan Bates 

Overture to ‘The Bartered Bride’ Bedrich Smetana arr. Jonathan Bates.

Fugue in G minor, J.S. Bach arr. Chris Robertson. 

Six Romanian Folk Dances, Bela Bartok arr. Chris Robertson

Locus Iste, Anton Bruckner arr. Chris Robertson

Moskito, Thomas Doss

Just Cause, Jared McCunnie

Street Songs: Movement 4

Bramwell Tovey

Second half:

South Uist Variations: Movement 1, Oliver Waespi

Libertango, Astor Piazolla arr. Jonathan Bates

Deuxieme Arabesque, Claude Debussy arr. Illiam Quane 

Electra Dances, Martin Ellerby

Shepherd’s Hey, Percy Grainger arr. Jonathan Bates

Carnival of Venice, J.B. Arban arr. Chris Robertson (Euphonium Soloist: Chris Robertson)

Tsunangari, Kentaro Sato arr. Jonathan Bates

Mists of the Mountains iv. A Tale of Two Peaks, Jonathan Bates