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Philip Jones Brass Ensemble

Band, 1951-1986
Classical and Brass

Formed by trumpeter Philip Jones in 1951, PJBE was one of the first modern classical brass ensembles. The group started as a quartet drawn from musicians of the Covent Garden Opera House Orchestra, later the ensemble performed either as a ten-piece or as a quintet Philip Jones Brass Quintet. In 1986, Philip Jones announced his retirement, and on June 8 the same year, PJBE played their last public performance. First line-up: Philip Jones - trumpet (1st) Roy Copestake - trumpet (2nd) Charles Gregory - horn Evan Watkin - trombone Last line-up: Philip Jones - trumpet Rod Franks - trumpet Nigel Gomm - trumpet Joseph Atkins - trumpet Roger Harvey - trombone Christopher Mowat - trombone David Purser - trombone Raymond Premru - bass trombone John Fletcher - tuba

        
Members
PortraitPaul Archibald
tr, fh GB
PortraitStephen Saunders
b, tb
PortraitJohn Wilbraham
tr 1944-1998 GB
PortraitRay Premru
tb 1934-1998 US
PortraitMaurice Murphy
tr 1935-2010 GB
PortraitJohn Pigneguy
alp *1945 GB
PortraitGary Kettel
perc, tam, cng GB
PortraitFrank Lloyd
alp *1952 GB
PortraitDave Stewart
tb
PortraitJames Watson
tr 1951-2011 GB
Steve Henderson
dr, tam GB
PortraitCrispian Steele-Perkins
tr
David Purser
tb
PortraitColin Sheen
tb, ts
Jim Buck
alp, frh
PortraitElgar Howarth
tr *1935 GB
James Holland
perc, dr
PortraitAnthony Chidell
alp
Norman Archibald
tr
PortraitDenis Wick
tb *1931 GB
PortraitEric Crees
tb *1952 GB
PortraitJohn Fletcher
tu *1941
PortraitPhilip Jones
tr *1944 GB
PortraitMike Hext
tb, ts, fl
PortraitRoger Harvey
tb GB
PortraitDavid Corkhill
perc, dr
PortraitMichael Laird
tr GB
PortraitAnthony Halstead
alp *1945 GB
PortraitJohn Wallace
tr *1949 GB
PortraitHoward Snell
tr GB
PortraitPatrick Harrild
tu
PortraitNigel Gomm
tr
PortraitLindsay Shilling
tb
PortraitJames Anderson
tu
Christian Rutherford
alp
Derek James
tb
Roger Brenner
tb
Roy Copestake
tr 1912-1979 GB
PortraitJohn Iveson
tb GB
PortraitJohn Miller
tr
Ray Brown
tb
PortraitIfor James
alp 1931-2004 GB
PortraitRod Franks
tr 1956-2014 GB
PortraitWilliam Houghton
tr GB
PortraitAnthony Randall
alp GB
PortraitJohn Jenkins
tu
PortraitPeter Reeve
tr
Harold Nash
tb
Patrick Garvey
alp, frh
PortraitDavid Moore
tu, ts

Band Membership
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Symphony Of Psalms ⦁ Mass ⦁ Canticum Sacrum ⦁ MotetsIgor Stravinsky, Francis Poulenc, The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, London Sinfonietta, Simon Preston2017Album
Vivaldi, the four SeasonsGiovanni Gabrieli, Pavel Josef Vejvanovský And Antonio Vivaldi - John Wilbraham, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner, Alan Loveday2014Compil.
Sinfonia / Theme & Variations / Sonata / DivertimentoNicholas Maw, English Chamber Orchestra, John Gardner, Stephen Dodgson, John Addison, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble2008Compil.
Sousa MarchesJohn Philip Sousa / Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, The Band Of The Grenadier Guards2004Compil.
Music From The Royal CourtPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble, London Festival Brass Ensemble2003Compil.
British Music For BrassPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble, Elgar Howarth, John Iveson, Howard Snell2003Album
The 20th Century AlbumPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble2002Compil.
Gloria: The Sacred Music Of John RutterThe Cambridge Singers, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, City Of London Sinfonia Conducted By John Rutter2002Album
The Glory Of Venice - The Music Of Andrea & Giovanni GabrieliAndrea Gabrieli, Giovanni Gabrieli - The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Philip Jones, Stephen Cleobury2001Album
Greatest HitsPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble2001Compil.
Bläsermusik an europäischen FürstenhöfenPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1997Album
The Glory Of VenicePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Stephen Cleobury1996Album
La BattagliaPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1996Album
Musique Funèbre Pour La Reine MaryHenry Purcell - The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Conducted By Philip Ledger1994Album
Concert MusicHeinz Herschmann, Simfonični Orkester RTV Ljubljana, Samo Hubad, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble1994Album
Musik für BläserPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1992Album
Great MarchesPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble, Elgar Howarth1992Album
British Music For BrassPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1991Album
Trumpet VoluntaryPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1989Album
Music For The Courts Of EuropePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1988Album
West Side Story Suite / Kleine DreigroschenmusikLeonard Bernstein, Kurt Weill, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble1987Album
The Glory Of VeniceGiovanni Gabrieli, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Stephen Cleobury1987Album
PJBE FinalePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1986Album
Grand MarchPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble / Elgar Howarth1986Album
Brass At WalhallaPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1985Album
Obras Del Renacimiento AlemánPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble, Raymond Leppard, Heinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn, Purcell Chorus And Voices, Symphoniae Sacrae Chamber Ensemble, Roger Norrington1985Compil.
LollipopsPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1985Album
Brass At WalhallaPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble Plays Richard Wagner, Elgar Howarth1985Album
Per Cantare E Sonare (Selección De Obras Vocales E Instrumentales Del Primer Renacimiento Italiano)The Consort Of Musicke, Anthony Rooley, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Musica Reservata1985Album
Festliche TrompetePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1984Album
I Was GladCanterbury Cathedral Choir, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Allan Wicks1984Album
Carnival Des AnimauxCamille Saint-Saëns, Claude Debussy • Erik Satie • Emmanuel Chabrier, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble1984Album
Stars & Stripes ForeverJohn Philip Sousa - Elgar Howarth, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble1984Album
Gabrieli In VenicePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1983Album
Fireworks Music / Water Music-SuiteGeorg Friedrich Händel, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Elgar Howarth1983Album
Noël - Festive Music For The Christmas SeasonPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1982Album
In Ducli JubiloPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble, The Academy Of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, Peter Hurford1982Album
The Glory Of Venice - Monteverdi - Gabrieli - BassanoPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble, The Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner, Magdalen College Choir Oxford, Bernard Rose, The Choir of St. John's College Cambridge, George Guest1982Album
Christmas BrassPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1982Album
La BattagliaPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble, Elgar Howarth1981Album
Baroque Brass Volume TwoPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1981Album
Concert Music / Musique De Concert / KonzertmusikPaul Hindemith - Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Elgar Howarth, Paul Crossley1981Album
Masses by Langlais and DurufléJean Langlais, Maurice Duruflé, Richard Hickox, The Richard Hickox Singers, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble1981Album
Festive BrassPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1980Album
Bach Choir Family CarolsThe Bach Choir, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, David Willcocks1980Album
Romantic BrassPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1980Album
Baroque BrassPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1979Album
Modern BrassPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1979Album
Pictures At An ExhibitionPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble, Modest Mussorgsky - Elgar Howarth1978Album
Easy WinnersPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1978Album
FanfarePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1977Album
DivertimentoPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1977Album
FanfarePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1977Album
Music For Royal OccasionsThe King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Benjamin Britten, David Willcocks, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, St. John's College Choir, Arthur Bliss, George Guest1977Compil.
Funeral Music For Queen Mary - Five AnthemsHenry Purcell / Philip Ledger, The King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields1977Album
Carols For ChoirsThe Bach Choir, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Conductor David Willcocks1976Album
The World Of Brass: Silver Jubilee RecordPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1976Album
Stereo Laboratory London Classics, Vol. 17, Brass EnsemblePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble, Richard Strauss, Edvard Grieg, Eugène Bozza, Paul Dukas, Samuel Scheidt1976Album
The World of BrassPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1976Album
Carols For ChoirsThe Bach Choir, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Conductor David Willcocks1976Album
Renaissance Brass (Music From 1400-1600)Philip Jones Brass Ensemble1976Album
Symphony Of Psalms • Canticum SacrumIgor Stravinsky - The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Simon Preston1975Album
Choral MusicGustav Holst - The Baccholian Singers Of London, English Chamber Orchestra, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble1975Album
In SwitzerlandPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1975Album
Philip Jones Brass Ensemble Plays Music By Addison • Dodgson • Gardner • BennettPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble Plays Music By John Addison • Stephen Dodgson • John Gardner • Richard Rodney Bennett1975Album
Symphony Of Psalms • Canticum SacrumIgor Stravinsky - The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Simon Preston1975Album
Golden Brass (Brass Music Of The 16th & 17th Centuries From England, Italy & Germany)Philip Jones Brass Ensemble1974Album
Hymns For All SeasonsThe King's College Choir Of Cambridge, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Ian Hare, David Willcocks1973Album
Classics For BrassPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1973Album
Christmas In VeniceThe Monteverdi Choir, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, John Eliot Gardiner1972Album
Baroque VenicePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble, John Eliot Gardiner, The Monteverdi Choir1972Album
Rock Of The RenaissancePhilip Jones Brass Ensemble And Orchestra Of The Accademia Monteverdiana1972Album
Brass Now And ThenPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1971Album
Virtuose TrompeteThe London Symphony Orchestra, L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble1970Album
Strings & Brass (Music By Gabrieli, Vejvanovsky And Including Vivaldi Concerto For Two Trumpets)Giovanni Gabrieli, Pavel Josef Vejvanovský And Antonio Vivaldi - John Wilbraham, Philip Jones, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner1970Album
Just BrassPhilip Jones Brass Ensemble1970Album
Voices And BrassHeinrich Schütz / Johann Hermann Schein / Samuel Scheidt, Raymond Leppard, The Purcell Consort Of Voices, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble1969Album
Brass - The Four Families Of The Orchestra No. 3Philip Jones Brass Ensemble1966Single
O Come All Ye Faithful - Favourite CarolsThe Bach Choir, Philip Jones Brass EnsembleAlbum
Glad Tidings: Baroque Christmas Music From England, Germany, Italy, France And SpainHeinrich-Schütz-Chor Heilbronn, London String Players, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, Camden Wind EnsembleAlbum
Venezianische WeihnachtThe Monteverdi Choir, Philip Jones Brass EnsembleAlbum
Noels TraditionnelsThe Bach Choir, Philip Jones Brass Ensemble, David WillcocksAlbum
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