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The repertoire of the Washington Symphonic Brass ranges from Renaisssance to Contemporary and from ceremonial to popular, including some stunning jazz selections. In addition to full length concerts and "pops" concerts, programs can be individually designed to feature music with chorus, collaborations with organ, and music for Christmas and other festivals. "Travel the World with Rhythm and Brass" is a highly acclaimed educational program developed by the WSB. The ensemble plays with vigor and vitality, whether exploring the majestic sonority of Strauss, the contrapuntal elegance of Bach, the harmonic purity of Gabrieli, the violent pathos of Shostakovich, the romping vivaciousness of Bernstein, or the swinging rhythms of Benny Goodman. Their varied repertoire also includes such monumental compositions as the Tomasi Fanfares Liturgiques or Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

Repertoire includes:

  • Canzon XVI from "Canzone e Sonate", Giovanni Gabrieli
  • Oratorio No. 64 from the Christmas Oratorio, Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Let Nothing Ever Grieve Thee (Op. 30), Johannes Brahms
  • Petite Suite, Jean Sibelius
  • A Requiem In Our Time, Eino Rautavaara
  • Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, Richard Strauss
  • Fanfares Liturgiques, Henri Tomasi
  • Suite from "On The Town", L. Bernstein
  • Canzon a 4, Samuel Scheidt
  • Canzon in Double Echo, Giovanni Gabrieli
  • Funeral March from Die Götterdammerung, Richard Wagner
  • Feierlicher Einzug, Richard Strauss
  • Le Martyre de Saint-Sebastien, Claude Debussy
  • Ceremonial Prelude, Sir Arthur Bliss
  • Presto Barbaro from "On The Waterfront", L. Bernstein
  • In Dulci Jubilo, Samuel Scheidt
  • Three Dances from "The Nutcracker", P. I. Tchaikovsky
  • The Sussex Mummer's Christmas Carol, Percy Grainger
  • The Wexford Carol, Traditional English

Booking and Contact Information

The Washington Symphonic Brass is currently booking events for this and future seasons. Whether in Concert Halls, Auditoriums, Outdoor Pavilions, Cathedrals, Churches, Synagogues, or other grand spaces, this professional ensemble is ideal for formal and informal concerts, school or university programs, educational clinics and master classes, and religious festivals. The WSB is available to collaborate with your organist and/or choir for a special performance. For further information on scheduling this group, please contact:

Phil Snedecor
1605 Woodview Court
Crofton, MD 21114
tel. 240-893-7773

Sample programs and demo CDs available upon request.

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