About this playlist
Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without brass instruments – they’re simply part of the festive fabric. Around the world fanfares introduce our favourite carols, and seasonal concerts feature the trumpet in Bach and Handel. In arrangements and transcriptions brass instruments also breathe new life into old holiday favourites. This playlist celebrates the best classical brass ensembles from around the world in music that spans five centuries from Palestrina to Rutter, including Septura’s new recording of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, The Nutcracker.