Celebrating the group's 21st birthday, the acclaimed Onyx Brass presents an exciting commission for brass quintet by composer David Sawer in over twenty informal and free outdoor performances across Britain's historic bandstands, outdoor festivals and public spaces. The project brings contemporary music out of the concert hall and on to the village green.
‘We were thrilled to get this chance to work with David and to bring new British music to people all over the UK from all walks of life, on bandstands and village greens around the UK. Our 20 years work in brass chamber music have been leading up to this scale of project, so what a wonderful way to celebrate our 21st birthday!’ Onyx Brass
Bronze and Iron was commissioned by Onyx Brass.
This piece is part of PRS Foundation's New Music Biennial 2014
Produced with the support of partners and funders:
The performance of Bronze and Iron was recorded live by the BBC at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on 2 August 2014 and broadcast on BBC Radio 3 between 4 and 7 August 2014.