From the library to the concert hall

The musicians of Boxwood & Brass combine musical virtuosity with an active research profile, creating new editions of key repertoire, unearthing unknown works in far-flung archives, and reviving music not heard since the 18th century. We curate our programmes specifically for each venue and occasion, drawing on original repertoire as well as contemporary arrangements made for the harmonie-ensembles of the late 18th and early 19th century. 

Our repertoire draws the large body of original works written specifically for winds, many in exclusive new scholarly editions. We also explore the ‘Art of Arrangement’, central to the musical life of the Classical period. Composers, Kappellmeisters and musicians created thousands of arrangements of new and popular works, both for specific Harmonie, and for widespread publication. The following list gives a selection of our repertoire for 4–9 players.

Contemporary arrangements

Beethoven arr. anon Grand Sonata Pathetique
Beethoven arr. anon Symphony No. 7
Boieldieu arr. anon Overture Jean de Paris
Beethoven arr. Czerny Septet Op. 20
Beethoven arr. Triebensee Adagio from Quintet Op. 16
Krommer arr. Havel Partita in F Op. 57
Mozart arr. Havel Serenade K. 361 ‘Gran Partita’
Mozart arr. anon Horn Quintet K. 407
Mozart arr. Sartorius Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, La Clemenza di Tito, Die Zauberflöte, Così fan Tutte
Mozart arr. Stumpf Le Nozze di Figaro
Mozart arr. Stumpf Grand Harmonie after String Quintet K. 614
Mozart arr. Triebensee Don Giovanni, La Clemenza di Tito
Righini arr. Tausch Minerva et Dedale
Rossini arr. Sedlak Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Original works

J. C. Bach Sinfonia and Military Quintets
Beethoven Sextet Op. 81
Beethoven Partita Op. 103
Brooks 36 Pieces for Military Band
Castil-Blaze Sextet
Druschetzky Partitas
Eler Quartets
Eley 12 Pieces for Military Band
Kozeluch 13 New Military Divertimenti
Krommer Partitas
Mozart Serenades K. 375, 388 and 361 'Gran Partita'
J. Stamitz/Roeser Three Quartets
Tausch 13 Pièces en Quatuor Op. 22
Tausch Serenata
Triebensee Partitas in Eb and Bb
Weber Adagio and Rondo

Boxwood & Brass arrangements by Robert Percival

Boxwood & Brass bring the tradition of arrangement into the 21st century by presenting new arrangements from our own, growing library, created by our bassoonist Robert Percival. This allows us to present large-scale Classical works in intimate situations, and further the understanding of the historical activity of Harmoniemusik. All arrangements are for 2cl.2hn.2bsn unless otherwise stated.

Baermann 'Adagio' for Quintet for Clarinet and Strings (2cl.2hn.bsn)
Beethoven Grand Sonata Pathetique
Beethoven Rondino
Beethoven Horn Sextet Op. 81b
Beethoven Piano Concerto Nos. 1 and 3 (piano and 6 winds)
Beethoven Symphony No. 3 'Eroica' (2ob.2cl.2hn.2bsn.cbsn.tpt)
Krommer Partita in Eb Op. 69
Mozart Serenade in C minor K. 388
Mozart Symphonies 39 and 40
Mozart Piano Concertos K. 271, K. 488, and K. 595 (piano and 6 winds)
Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos K. 365 (two pianos and 6 winds)
Mozart Requiem in D minor K. 626 (voices with 6 winds, double bass and organ)
Weber Horn Concertino
Weber Der Freischütz Overture