As The Wallace Collection evolve in this new era for the ensemble, they are enthusiastic to engage and explore new projects and collaborations. Here are just a few of the recent projects which have been achieved, demonstrating the group’s commitment to the aims of SHARP.
2016 marks the 10th anniversary since the passing of one of the world’s most significant composers of our generation. To pay tribute to this wonderful musician, The Wallace Collection, in conjunction with the Malcolm Arnold Trust, have embarked upon a CD recording project to capture a full collection of Arnold’s works for brass. With so many pieces […]
Now in its fourth year, the St Andrews Brass Festival continues to be the only brass festival of its kind in Scotland. The 2015 Festival, directed by John Wallace and Bede Williams, welcomed the Wallace Collection as an ensemble in residence to support four out of the six concerts which took place from 13–15 November 2015 […]
Epiphany Through Music was a celebratory contemporary music festival presented at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge on 9-11th October 2015 as part of the chapel’s quincentenary celebrations (King’s 500). John Wallace commented: “2015 marks the quincentenary of King’s College Chapel and 500 years of music in that wonderful space. Throughout this time, generations of King’s musicians […]
The National Youth Brass Bands of Scotland involves three bands catering for a range of ages and abilities for Scotland’s young brass and percussion talent. John Wallace and John Miller of The Wallace Collection were both members of the band back in the 1960’s, so it was a huge delight when John was able to […]
In a long forgotten corner of the Cyfarthfa Castle Museum in Merthyr Tydfil, in south Wales an amazing discovery was made in the mid 1980s. 105 part books containing 350 arrangements for the Cyfarthfa Band. Formed around 1840, the band was one of the most famous brass bands of its time with a rich patron […]
History was made at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland when trumpet legend Edward Tarr, organist Irmtraud Tarr, The Wallace Collection and students from the RCS joined forces to perform ‘Trumpet Traditions’ as part of the Conservatoire’s Friday at One concert series. American trumpeter, Edward Tarr, has pioneered the revival of Baroque & Romantic era […]