The Well Tempered Brass Ensemble

Would you like a high quality brass ensemble to perform at your corporate event or special family occasion? Our experienced players, many of whom are graduates of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and other leading conservatoires and universities, can perform in a wide range of styles and formats. 

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You can of course book the whole twenty eight of us as a brass band but a smaller group of musicians might be more appropriate for a wedding or celebration. By booking the Well Tempered Brass Ensemble we can select and create performances tailor made for your event. Your booking will not only enhance the proceedings but provide support for our charitable activity.

Our standard brass ensemble begins with five players and can expand to include orchestral percussion and big band style performances with a vocalist. Our most popular formation is to provide music for weddings, but we’ve also performed at funerals too! Here are some of our wedding music ideas as a sample of what we can provide:

 Prelude music (pre-ceremony)

  • Canon in D – Pachelbel
  • Greensleeves – (trad.)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach
  • Nimrod from Enigma Variations – Elgar
  • The Water Music – G.F. Handel

Processional Music (bridal entrance)

  • Bridal Chorus (Here Comes The Bride) – Wagner
  • Hornpipe from The Water Music – G.F. Handel
  • Trumpet Tune – Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke

 Wedding Hymns

We can perform yout favourite hymns as well as accompany vocalists by arrangement

 Signing of the Register

  • Air – on the G String – J.S. Bach
  • The Swan – Saint Saëns
  • God only Knows (Beach Boys featured in Love Actually) – Wilson and Asher

Recessional Music (the exit of the bride)

  • Aria of The Queen of the Night – Mozart
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
  • Overture from The Magic Flute – Mozart
  • Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Mendelssohn
  • ‘Zadok the Priest’ – Handel

So get in touch via chairman@tongwynlaisband.com and give your special day that extra special something! Oh and don’t just take our word for it ask Rhod Gilbert!