Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.
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The London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble has appeared in thirty-six countries on five continents, from Tromsø to Toronto and from Brasilia to Beijing. With the pioneering Royal Brass Music of King James I, made as long ago as 1965, it became one of the first groups to put brass music on record. Well over a dozen recordings have followed, including four for Hyperion. The latest of these, Antique Brasses, is of art music from the 1820’s and 1830’s, played by the world’s greatest period brass virtuosi, on the brass instruments of that era: keyed bugles, natural horns and trumpets, slide trumpet, trombones and ophicleides. It marks the start of the Antique Brasses Project in which it is hoped to be able to introduce these experts to brass players both young and old, from community to conservatoire standard, involving them in recreating original brass music from the early nineteenth century—from the very dawn of the era of technological improvement that led to the chromaticisation of all the members of the brass family. The Project’s advisers are Sir Andrew Davis, Anthony Halstead, Michael Rose, Crispian Steele-Perkins, Sir Roger Norrington and James Watson.