Boxwood & Brass

Wednesday 23 March 2022 at 7:30 pm

Praised for ‘spectacular playing’ (Early Music Today) and ‘button-bright performances’ (Gramophone), Boxwood & Brass is a group of exceptional wind players dedicated to the performance on historical instruments of the chamber music and Harmoniemusik of the Classical and early-Romantic periods. Musical and scholarly virtuosity go hand-in-hand in Boxwood’s projects, which regularly involve tracing unknown works and arrangements in far-flung archives and reviving sounds unheard for 200 years.

This programme will explore the phenomenon of early-19th Century Harmoniemusik and the wide-ranging approaches of Viennese ensembles and their arrangers – including original Harmoniemusik for oboes, clarinets, horns, bassoons and contrabassoon by Hummel and Krommer, and the monumental anonymous arrangement of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony from 1816.



Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778–1837)

Partita in E-flat

I. Allegro Spiritoso

II. Andante più tosto Allegretto
III. Vivace Assai


Franz Krommer (1759–1831)

Harmonie in B-flat op. 67

I. Allegro vivace

II. Adagio

III. Menuetto: Allegretto

IV. Allegro


Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) arranged Joseph Triebensee (1772–1846)

Symphony no. 92 “Oxford”

2nd movement: Adagio cantabile con espressione


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827) arr. anon (Vienna 1816)

Symphony no. 7, op. 92
I. Poco sostenuto­; Vivace
II. Allegretto
III. Presto
IV. Allegro con brio

  • Date: Wednesday 23 March 2022

  • Time: 7:30 pm

  • Location: Firth Court Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN

  • Price: £16 Full / £13 Concessions / £8.50 Student and Under 30

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