Fresh from our exhilarating performance at Arbury’s Church of the Good Shepherd, we are enjoying preparations for Christmas. You can hear us carolling merrily away at:
Milton Road Primary School PTA Christmas Fair, 6th December;
Scotsdales Great Shelford 12pm-2pm Sunday 8th December;
St Andrew’s Church Chesterton Carol Service, Thursday 19th December;
Bourn Village carol event, Saturday 21st December;
As Cambridge’s only non-contesting community brass band, we immensely value the honorary president of the band, distinguished composer and musician Rodney Newton. We are looking forward to premiering his Cambridge Variations, a new piece commissioned by the band. Watch this space for opportunities to hear us play it next year!
4pm, Saturday 16th November – Church of the Good Shepherd, Mansel Way, Arbury, CB4 2ET Revel in the splendour of the universe this Autumn as CSD Brass present a musical exposition of Aristotle’s four elements – Earth, Air, Water and Fire!
Featuring: Earth: Appalachian Mountain Folk Song Suite, Norwegian Wood Air: With Wings Like Eagles, Mr Blue Sky Fire: Torch of Freedom, Lux Aeterna Water: Carnival of Venice, Fantasia on Yellow Submarine And much more! Doors open at 3.30pm for a 4pm start. Free entry with a retiring collection. Refreshments available during the interval. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook or Twitter for more information.
4pm, Saturday 11th May – St Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge, CB4 3DZ Get carried away this Spring by the magnificent energy of our trombone section starring in Henry Fillmore’s ‘screamer’ march – Rolling Thunder! The rest of our programme will showcase the versatility and range of writing for brass band, from Philip Sparke’s evocative soundscape in A Tameside Overture to the Queen classic Don’t Stop Me Now! There truly will be something for every musical taste. Doors open at 3.30pm for a 4pm start. Free entry with a retiring collection. Refreshments available during the interval. Contact email@example.com or via Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Star Lake Eric Ball A Tameside Overture Philip Sparke Cry Me a River Arthur Hamilton, arr. Alan Morrison Circle of Life Elton John arr. Frank Bernaerts Meditation on Saint Bees John Bacchus Dykes arr. Lloyd Scott Don’t Stop Me Now Freddie Mercury arr. Frank Bernaerts
Men of Harlech trad., arr. Gordon Langford Mary Poppins the Sherman brothers arr. Denis Wright Under the Boardwalk Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick arr. Philip Harper Swedish Folk Song Traditional, arr. Peter Graham The Bare Necessities Terry Gilkyson, arr. Leigh Baker Rolling Thunder! Henry Fillmore arr. Keith Wilkinson
Are you interested in joining a fun local non-contesting band?
We currently have vacancies for front row cornet, soprano cornet and B♭ bass. However, if you play any brass instrument and are looking for a friendly band to play with, get in touch and we will work something out!
Please contact us if you would like to know more.
7pm, Saturday 13 October – Wesley Methodist Church, Christ’s Pieces, Cambridge CB1 1LG Join CSD Brass this October for their Tour of Europe concert, in which we will be celebrating brass band music from across the continent. On our journey we will be exploring the finale from Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony no. 3, the Carnival of Venice by Arban, Janáček’s Sokol Fanfare, and many other popular works. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets £8 (under 16s free); please book online. Refreshments available during the interval. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Mercury Jan van der Roost Carnival of Venice Jean-Baptiste Arban Partita, 3rd movt. Philip Wilby Diogenes Jacob de Haan Light as Air arr. Goff Richards Cantilena from Organ Sonata no. 11 J. Rheinberger Irish Blessing Joyce Eilers Bacak Abba Gold arr. Ron Sebregts
Sokol Fanfare Leos Janacek, arr. Tom Yates Morceau Symphonique Alexandre Guilmant Jamie’s Patrol Sidney Dacre Swedish Folk Song Traditional Men of Harlech Traditional Finale from Organ Symphony no. 3 Camille Saint-Saëns
7pm, 21st April – St. Philip’s Church Centre, 185 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3AN Picture this: a spectacular evening of brass band music with CSD Brass, in which every piece tells a story. Our theme will be Pictures and Postcards, and the concert will include the European premiere of Rodney Newton’s Pictures from Yosemite, with Partita for Band (Postcards from Home) by Philip Wilby, and excerpts from Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets £8 (under 16s free); please book online. Refreshments available during the interval. Contact email@example.com or via Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Star Lake Eric Ball Whitburn Robert Schramm Pictures at an Exhibition extracts, Modeste Mussorgsky, arr. Rob Hume The Cuckoo in the Depths of the Woods Camille Saint-Saëns, arr. Tom Yates Pictures from Yosemite European premiere, Rodney Newton
Slaidburn William Rimmer Song of the Seashore Traditional Japanese, arr. Ray Woodfield Jamie’s Patrol Sidney Dacre Partita for Band (Postcards from Home) Philip Wilby The Dark Side of the Moon finale, Paul Lovatt-Cooper
7pm, 18th November – Histon Baptist Church, Station Road, Histon, Cambridge, CB24 9LN It’s better to light a candle than curse the darkness… As the nights draw in, join CSD Brass for an illuminating performance this November 18th. We will be playing a variety of pieces exploring the themes of light and dark, including Peter Graham’s “Shine as the Light”, Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and an arrangement of “Danse Macabre” by Saint-Saëns. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Refreshments available during the interval. Tickets £8 (under 16s free); please book online. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook or Twitter for more information.
Programme: Darkness Black Knight William Rimmer All in the April Evening Hugh Stevenson Roberton, arr. Eric Ball Danse Macabre Camille Saint-Saëns, arr. Andy Norman Stella By Starlight Victor Young, arr Bill Geldard (bass trombone soloist Chris Ashford) The Dark Side of the Moon Paul Lovatt-Cooper Light Star Lake Eric Ball Light Walk Barrie Gott Light as Air Goff Richards Mr Blue Sky Jeff Lynne, arr. Christopher Wormald I See the Light Alan Menkin, arr. Darrol Barry Shine as the Light Peter Graham
We are delighted to announce that our recent concert in aid of Sarcoma UK raised £1,054 to help people affected by sarcoma. The concert, held at St. Barnabas Church last March, saw CSD Brass join forces with local ten-piece ensemble Prime Brass and visiting National First Section band Jersey Premier Brass for an evening extravaganza. The bands dedicated the benefit concert to the memory of Dr. Luke Salter, a popular and respected member of the local brass playing community, who sadly died from Ewing’s sarcoma in 2002. More recently, this form of cancer also led to the death of internationally-renowned trumpeter Derek Watkins in 2013. Sarcoma UK‘s mission is to amplify sarcoma awareness, inspire involvement, and fund ground-breaking research to transform the lives of everyone affected by sarcoma. The charity receives no government funding and relies solely on voluntary donations. CSD Brass will be performing their next concert, “Tournament for Brass and other pieces” at 7pm this Saturday, May 20th at St. Luke’s Church, Victoria Road.
7pm, 20 May – St. Luke’s Church, Victoria Road, Cambridge CB4 3DZ CSD Brass will engage in combat on May 20th for an evening of skirmish and melee as we explore the more bellicose areas of brass band repertoire. The performance will include Eric Ball’s excellent “Tournament for Brass”, an arrangement of Prokofiev’s “Montagues and Capulets”, and other favourites. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Refreshments available during the interval. Tickets £8 (under 16s free); please book online. Contact email@example.com or via Facebook or Twitter for more information.
UPDATE: ONLINE SALES NOW CLOSED, BUT TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR 7pm, 18 March – St. Barnabas Church, Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2BD CSD Brass is getting together with Prime Brass and Jersey Premier Brass to bring you an exciting charity concert in support of Sarcoma UK’s efforts to improve diagnosis and treatment of this complex disease. Come along, enjoy the music, and contribute to a worthy cause! Tickets are £10 and can be purchased from www.ticketsource.co.uk/csdbrass