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Featured Pieces this week from Pavans Fantasias Variations

Album Cover Pavan Fantasias Variations

Our featured pieces this week are taken from the Onyx Brass recording, Pavans Fantasias Variations. Recorded over twenty years ago it was a juxtaposition of old and new, with music by Dowland, Purcell, Martland and Michael Berkeley.

The first piece is a transcription by Tim Jackson of five movements from John Dowland’s Flow my Teares, and features the hauntingly beautiful variations on Lachrimae Antiquae, contrasted with two sprightly galliards to lighten the mood.

The second is an arrangement by David Gordon Shute of Henry Purcell’s Fantasia upon One Note. In what is a fantastically simple concept, the one note is passed around the quintet while Purcell’s FantasIa is played around it.

I hope you enjoy our little trip to the Renaissance.

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OBP makes it to Instagram

Since we’ve been selling our music, we’ve slowly tried to increase our online presence so we are happy to announce that to add to out Twitter and Facebook presence we now have opened an Instagram account to go with them.

All three sites will now run more separately from the main Onyx Brass sites so not to put people off with sheet music related goings on here at OBP. Click on the icons at the bottom of the page to be taken to your preferred social media channel and keep up with new releases, offers and voucher codes.

To celebrate we are offering 10% off the C major fugues from Bach and Shostakovich, hard copy and download.

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Extra 5% off Shostakovich Fugues

It will soon be 20th December and the end of the OBP sale will be upon us. So to mark this we thought that we would make all of the Shostakovich Fugues 30% off. Just add the code SHOST30 at the checkout to take advantage. What’s more you can still get 25% off everything else at the same time by adding the sale code 25OFF.

To give you an idea of what the amazing, melancholic, and epic fugues of Shostakovich sound like on brass, here’s a little teaser video with all ten that are available mashed into one 2:30 ad. The sound comes from our Chandos recording Fugue.

For those interested in the order:
1, G major
2, B minor
3, D major
4, A flat major
5, E minor
6, C major
7, G minor
8, G sharp minor
9, D flat major
10, D minor

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30% reduction on Christmas music for 1 week only

Starting on the 1st December, we will be offering all Christmas music on OBP at 30% off. You will still be able to get 25% off everything else with the ongoing sale, but as Christmas only comes but once a year, an extra 5% will be available on anything within the Christmas category. This means you can get some of the music at prices as low as £7! Click here to view.

To take advantage of this offer, use the code XMAS30 at the checkout, and to help you decide, below is little Spotify playlist highlighting what you could receive. However do hurry as this special offer only lasts until 8th December. When using both codes, enter them separately by using the coupon link at the top of the checkout page.

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Inevitable Outcome soon to be released

“…the finest young jazz musician this country has produced.”

Stuart Nicholson, Jazz: The Modern Resurgence

Soon to be released from our most recent recording, Onyx Noir, is the music to Jason Rebello’s Inevitable Outcome. In the few years since it was written, it has become already one of our most popular pieces, and we’re sure all groups will enjoy rehearsing and performing Jason’s original blend of styles.

Have a listen!

To see the product click here