Brass Tracks returned once again to the Edinburgh Fringe 2019 with a family friendly accessible programme that covered 500 years of music at St Mark’s Church. This year Brass Tracks enjoyed its biggest audience in the five years at the fringe with over 150 people in attendance. Brass Tracks were sponsored by HIDDEN HEARING this year and their logo adorned posters and flyers. Hidden Hearing produced banners at the performance and a free goodie bag for all! William Williamson a professional singer from Dumfriesshire sang the Scottish folk song, Annie Laurie with the quintet arranged by the group’s horn player, Robert Newth which was a first for the quintet.
Brass Tracks (Three Weeks)
By Louise Rodgers | Published on Saturday 17 August 2019
Monteverdi was a bold (and chronologically correct!) start to this professional brass quintet concert. The band quickly established a rapport with their audience by introducing singer William Williamson in their own touching arrangement of ‘Annie Laurie’ for brass quintet and voice. ‘Night on Bare Mountain’ was highly dramatic, displaying a good partnership between trombone and tuba in an atmosphere of booming menace. Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ was enjoyable, and the chat between music was entertaining and informative. ‘St Louis Blues’, the original 12 bar blues, was also great- a memorable highlight during a lively concert. Brass concerts offer variety, joie de vivre and camaraderie – this one was no exception!
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tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers] (Three Weeks)
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Brass Tracks close Newton Stewart’s Season.
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Brass Tracks first appearance as a group in Glasgow Evening Times, 2013.