Prince Bishops Brass
Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 7:45 pm

Prince Bishops Brass Ensemble was formed by a group of five friends who met whilst playing across the North of England. During the countless bars rest they encountered while playing for choral societies, operatic companies, symphony orchestras, brass bands, function bands and big bands, they decided to get together as a brass quintet - giving them each far more opportunities for the big tunes, and reducing their need to count quite as much!

Based in County Durham, the musicians bring a wealth of experience and enjoyment to all of their performances. Their return Christmas evening in Parbold will feature festive melodies arranged for brass, certain to bring the joyful mood of the season to everyone.

Dukas Fanfare ‘La Péri
Praetorius arr. Rondeau Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland
A Gabrieli arr. Rondeau  Canzone in F minor (from Angelus ad Pastores ait)
Trad. arr. Willis Patapan
Trad. arr. Harvey  Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Praetorius arr. Harvey Es Ist Ein Ros’ Entsprungen
Trad. arr. Harvey Coventry Carol
Tchaikovsky arr. O’Brien, McNeff & Holcombe Four Movements from The Nutcracker Suite - March / Arabian dance / Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies / Trepak


Anderson arr. Marcato Sleigh Ride
Holst arr. Fernie In the Bleak Midwinter
Trad. arr. Harvey Sussex Carol
Trad. arr. Harvey Past Three O’Clock
Torme & Wells arr. Marcato The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)
Marks arr. Frackenpohl Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Wilson arr. Marcato It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Leidzen March ‘Christmas Joy’