Giovanni Gabrieli Exultavit cor meum
Maddalena Casulana Madrigals (selection)
Orlande de Lassus Lagrime di San Pietro
– Interval –
Felix Mendelssohn Organ Sonata in C minor
Clara Schumann Piano Sonata in G minor
Marginalised, neglected, ignored for centuries, and only now coming to the fore. The fate of brass chamber music mirrors that of the female composers of the past. This counterfactual history redresses both balances: placing the music of two female composers, Maddalena Casulana and Clara Schumann, alongside that of their historically more celebrated male contemporaries — and imagining that these women had written for brass.
Septura brings together London’s leading players to redefine brass chamber music through the uniquely expressive sound of the brass septet.
By creating a canon of transcriptions, arrangements and new commissions for this brand new classical configuration, Septura aims to re-cast the brass ensemble as a serious artistic medium.