March 8th - 24th

The Friendly Festival


RSNO Brass Quintet

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra is one of Europe’s leading symphony orchestras, renowned for its distinctive brass sound. The Orchestra performs regularly throughout Scotland and tours abroad, alongside a busy schedule of recording and broadcasting. The RSNO Brass Quintet features five principal musicians from the orchestra’s brass section. Together they bring a wealth of experience from around the British and international music scene, creating exciting performances for people of all ages to enjoy.

Concert Programme

Celtic Collection Matthew McAllister

Scottish Lute Pieces - Anon (arr.Matthew McAllister)

Daniel’s Tune
Blew Riben
Courante & Double
The Canaries

Wild Mountain Thyme - Robert Tannahill / Francis McPeake

Farewell to Stromness - Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-2016)

My Gentle Harp & Spatter the Dew Irish Trad (arr.David Russell & Gerald Garcia)


RSNO Brass Quintet

Mini Ouverture – Witold Lutoslawski (1913 – 1994)

Bach Suite – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Quintet – Malcolm Arnold (1921 – 2006


B R E A K   1 0  m i n s


French Collection Matthew McAllister

Pieces for Harpsichord - François Couperin (16681733) (arr.David Russell)

Les Sylvains
Les Barricades Mystérieuses
Les tours de passe-passe

Sarabande - Francis Poulenc (1889-1963)

Songe Capricorne - Roland Dyens (b.1955)

Gnossienne No.1 - Erik Satie (1866-1925)


RSNO Brass Quintet

Seikilos Epitaph (~200 BC)

Canzona Prima a 5 – Giovanni Gabrielli (1557 – 1612)

Dido's Lament – Henri Purcell (1659 – 1695)
As well as a few surprise items!!


RSNO Brass Quintet:

Chris Hart, Trumpet
Darren Moore, Trumpet
Andy MacLean, Horn
Dávur Juul Magnussen, Trombone
Andy Duncan, Tuba